Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Dec 2005 14:57 UTC, submitted by mlauzon
Windows "Microsoft will move the graphics for its next version of Windows outside of the operating system's kernel to improve reliability, the software giant has told Techworld. Vista's graphics subsystem, codenamed Avalon and formally known as the Windows Presentation Foundation, will be pulled out the kernel because many lock-ups are the result of the GUI freezing, Microsoft infrastructure architect Giovanni Marchetti told us exclusively yesterday."
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It's about time
by SEJeff on Fri 16th Dec 2005 15:06 UTC
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As much as I despise MS for their predatory business practices, I have to commend them for once in my life.

Even though I use linux on my 7 computers at home, moving the graphics subsystem outside of the kernel is a huge step in the right direction. A year or two ago, I couldn't count the number of times I fixed dell notebooks due to buggy Nvidia drivers.

Hopefully MS will get the "Principle of Least Authority" approach right in Vista also. 'nix has had this for how long now?

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