Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 23:07 UTC, submitted by ronaldst
Windows This is the kind of news just tailor-made for OSNews. After 16 years of trusty service, the venerable Windows CE will be history as far as Microsoft's mobile operating system offering goes - the next major version of Windows Phone will use the NT kernel from Windows 8. As a heavy former Windows PocketPC Mobile CE Ultimate SP2 Edition user, this makes me sad. As a fan of the NT kernel, this makes me happy.
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RE[3]: back to the future
by Neolander on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 17:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: back to the future"
Neolander
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I propose that the expression "Modern OS" be used to describe an OS whose oldest component's design is less than <insert arbitrary and obviously biased number> years old.

Anything else is just too subjective without extra context information : in some cases, it makes sense to use quite crude and dated OS designs by desktop standards (e.g. no user-mode processes, no multitasking) in order to fulfil some engineering criterion, typically a performance one.

Edited 2012-02-03 17:53 UTC

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