Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Nov 2009 16:13 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference is currently under way, and as usual, the technical fellows at Microsoft gave speeches about the deep architecture of Windows - in this case, Windows 7 of course. As it turns out, quite some seriously impressive changes have been made to the very core of Windows - all without breaking a single application. Thanks to BetaNews for summarising this technical talk so well.
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Big woop.
by jabjoe on Tue 17th Nov 2009 17:18 UTC
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So they have removed their BKL years after Linux and now use unused RAM to cache disc, like most Unixes have for years (decades?). It's still Windows, i.e drive letters, a registry, faked single file hierarchy (explorer), device files (and OS objects) are still in a separate filesystem world, Win16/32/64 API, it's own standards rather than standard standards and it's still closed.

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