Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 13:48 UTC
Windows Earlier today, OSNews ran a story on a presentation held by Microsoft's Eric Traut, the man responsible for the 200 or so kernel and virtualisation engineers working at the company. Eric Traut is also the man who wrote the binary translation engine for in the earlier PowerPC versions of VirtualPC (interestingly, this engine is now used to run XBox 1 [x86] games on the XBox 360 [PowerPC]) - in other words, he knows what he is talking about when it comes to kernel engineering and virtualisation. His presentation was a very interesting thing to watch, and it offered a little bit more insight into Windows 7, the codename for the successor to Windows Vista, planned for 2010.
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Planned for 2010
by WorknMan on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 14:20 UTC
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2005-11-13

So we can be assured that it won't be out until at least 2012. And if somebody thinks I'm trolling, has there EVER been a Microsoft OS that has actually been released when they originally said it woudl be since at least Windows 95?

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RE: Planned for 2010
by n4cer on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 15:46 in reply to "Planned for 2010"
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2005-07-06

So we can be assured that it won't be out until at least 2012. And if somebody thinks I'm trolling, has there EVER been a Microsoft OS that has actually been released when they originally said it woudl be since at least Windows 95?


Yes, Windows Home Server was the latest. I believe SBS before that.

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RE[2]: Planned for 2010
by sbergman27 on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 16:22 in reply to "RE: Planned for 2010"
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2005-07-24

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Yes, Windows Home Server was the latest. I believe SBS before that.
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Nice try. But wouldn't those be more like Windows "distros"? Variations upon the themes of existing products? What *major new release* was ever even *remotely close* to being delivered on the original schedule?

The OP's point is valid.

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RE: Planned for 2010
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 16:54 in reply to "Planned for 2010"
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2005-06-29

So we can be assured that it won't be out until at least 2012. And if somebody thinks I'm trolling, has there EVER been a Microsoft OS that has actually been released when they originally said it woudl be since at least Windows 95?


Well, technically, Windows Vista was perfectly on time. It was released on the only official release date ever set - not a day later.

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RE[2]: Planned for 2010
by raver31 on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 08:09 in reply to "RE: Planned for 2010"
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2005-07-06

hmmm, how did Thom get modded down ?

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