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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RE[2]: On a side note
by siride on Mon 11th Feb 2013 14:10 UTC in reply to "RE: On a side note"
siride
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And all the backwards compatibility stuff that people complain about...that takes a huge amount of work. The fact that Windows can completely change its kernel and graphical implementation without breaking most programs written 20+ years ago is nothing short of an engineering miracle.

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