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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Droping Vista Kernel absolutly natural
by dulac on Thu 19th Nov 2009 16:18 UTC
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Reaso for the new approach, maybe following Free-BSD, is actually much simpler than the given explanations and is the natural way to deal with the problems pinpointed for years in the arquitectural change to multiple CPUs.

The problem is simply the bottleneck between Multiple CPUs and Multiple RAM pages.

- Putting to sleep non-relevant CPU's drops attempts to get in-memory data.
- Dividing Memory (apparently non-free) eases memory administration.

Microssoft is apparently strategies already used succesfully by AMD... and Free-BSD, with a touch of novelty that is not. But a progress, none the less, for the white elefant that windows has allways been. Finally it is changing to a mouse to become agile and fast.

May we say... at last?
And also at last we may say the promisses of w95 are being implemented.

One thing seems to be missing thought: Security!
Because the semantic complexity (if it is as declared) may open paths to UN-security (this is a comment on abstract, on a loose context). Unless eficiency and ssecurity are in diferent levels, and I believe they are (but we are talking of Microsoft, so trashing external insigth is always higly probable, as is Microsoft obtaining patents by those external insights, obvious or not).


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