Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Mar 2006 17:02 UTC, submitted by Nehemoth
Internet Explorer BusinessWeek is reporting that Microsoft's next release of Internet Explorer, version 7, will not be integrated into Windows. Breaking nearly ten years of tradition, Internet Explorer was always very tightly integrated into Windows, allowing users to do such things as launch a website directly from any Windows Explorer window, or save a live web page as the desktop wallpaper.
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RE[2]: IE no integrated
by Gently on Wed 29th Mar 2006 01:19 UTC in reply to "RE: IE no integrated"
Gently
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2006-03-29

> OS != kernel

What is an operating system? ;-)
Andrew Tanenbaum says: The OS is everything running in a privileged mode. For Unix-like OS it's the kernel.
I think that's true for Windows too.

But of course i'm a little bit obfuscated with IE in kernelspace ...

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RE[3]: IE no integrated
by smitty on Wed 29th Mar 2006 04:04 in reply to "RE[2]: IE no integrated"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

From a purists POV, the kernel == OS. However, from a more practical POV it is often convenient to think of associated libraries and software to be part of the OS as well.

This argument is the same one that occurs every time someone calls Linux an OS and someone else replies that it's just a kernel.

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