Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Feb 2013 18:54 UTC
Windows "The 16-bit Windows kernel was actually three kernels. One if you were using an 8086 processor, another if you were using an 80286 processor, and a third if you were using an 80386 processor. The 8086 kernel was a completely separate beast, but the 80286 and 80386 kernels shared a lot of code in common." As always, Raymond Chen delivers. If you don't yet follow his blog, you should. Right now. Click that bookmark or RSS button.
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On a side note
by sukru on Sat 9th Feb 2013 20:33 UTC
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Raymond Chen's blog is my favorite among Microsoft employees. He shows great insight into the design decisions of Windows (things like why do we have both find.exe and findstr.exe at the same time, or how was Windows memory manager changed to acomodate for SimCity's bug).

It looks like there are different cultures at Microsoft. While the business side is definitely not my favorite, there are still some technical guys who care.

Edited 2013-02-09 20:34 UTC

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