Linked by Adam S on Sun 29th Jun 2008 16:10 UTC
Windows "Microsoft Windows has put on a lot of weight over the years" writs Randall Stross in a recent New York Times blog entry on Windows' legacy code. "Beginning as a thin veneer for older software code," he continues, "it has become an obese monolith built on an ancient frame. Adding features, plugging security holes, fixing bugs, fixing the fixes that never worked properly, all while maintaining compatibility with older software and hardware -- is there anything Windows doesn't try to do?" Does Microsoft have the business savvy or guts to rewrite Windows?
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by AnXa on Sun 29th Jun 2008 16:26 UTC
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Nope, they don't. What's why Windows Vista is now what it is. If they would have thought security in the beginning Windows wouldn't be in this situation now. They either have to break compability and renew or keep on going the same line before there are nobody who is interested on using windows as their primary system.

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