Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Nov 2008 19:25 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference might be over, but that doesn't mean news about Windows 7 suddenly stops coming in. We have news for you on the elusive MinWin kernel, which created a sort of crazy hype a year ago, and Rafael Rivera found a way to enable the new taskbar on the pre-beta build handed out to PDC attendees. This build, carrying number 6801, didn't have the latest taskbar revamp - you needed a newer build for that, build 6933, which hasn't been released to the public.
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MinWIn Expectations
by PlatformAgnostic on Mon 3rd Nov 2008 20:32 UTC
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Just to set some specific matters straight: MinWin so far involves absolutely no changes to the NT Kernel itself. It mainly contains changes to the way the low-level usermode parts of Windows (like kernel32.dll, advapi32.dll and others) relate to each other and to higher level dlls. The NT subsystems have long been well-componentized and do not need modification.

Edited 2008-11-03 20:43 UTC

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