Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Nov 2008 22:55 UTC
Editorial Yesterday, a story made its rounds across the internet. It was picked up by many large news websites, and I'm sure it will be quoted by people until eternity. It was published by a large website, looked all fancy, it had multiple pages - it looked like it was really something. However, anyone with even the remotest bit of knowledge knows that the article was a collection of complete and utter bogus.
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Thom and the Microsoft Bandwagon
by TechGeek on Thu 13th Nov 2008 03:55 UTC
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Thom, you seriously act like a spokesperson for Microsoft. I read the article you were referring to. The author NEVER claims that thread count or process count are hard facts of anything. But his reasoning does hold. Just like the number of lines of code in the linux kernel doesn't always predict changes. But if you look at history, as the kernel developed, the number of lines of code went up. You can there by reasonably conclude that if you have two kernels with almost the same amount of lines of code, they are probably close together in version. Is it absolute proof? Of course not. But the author never made that claim. He also isnt the first person to do benchmarks and conclude that Windows 7 isn't any faster than Vista.

As for MinWin, you contradict yourself. In one sentence you say "MinWin is not a new kernel." but then in a later sentence you state "The only thing Microsoft did was reorganise parts of it to make it cleaner, and to make sure they had a small core without any outward calls". If they made fundamental changes to it then I would say that's a new kernel.

I don't get what your problem was with the article, it didn't even really bash Windows. Maybe it was just the fact that he wasn't kissing Microsoft's butt over how great Windows 7 is.

Edited 2008-11-13 03:56 UTC

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