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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RE: So can we...
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 14:41 UTC in reply to "So can we..."
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

So, can we admit then, finally, truthfully, and in an unbiased form, that Windows itself is done?


Windows Vista is Microsoft's OS9. It's done, it's used used up, there's no more stretch in the elastics, as we Dutch say. It's time to move on, and make a viable plan for the future - and I don't see how Microsoft can maintain its relevancy by building atop Vista.

Edited 2007-10-22 14:42 UTC

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RE[2]: So can we...
by Kroc on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 15:55 in reply to "RE: So can we..."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I thought Vista was more like OSX.0. Slow, incompatible, horribly inadequate and it'll be five revisions later before it's up to scratch.

The problem with Vista is that if MS move to a new OS and virtualise Vista, Vista will end up being heavier than the new OS, what a drag that will be. It would have been far, far better if MS had virtualised XP inside of Vista and dropped all backcompat in the name of a cleaner, leaner stack on top of the Kernel.

Vista was mismanaged. I don't doubt the programmers themselves because Microsoft produce good, solid products on every front except for consumer Windows releases!

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RE[3]: So can we...
by Constantine XVI on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 20:25 in reply to "RE[2]: So can we..."
Constantine XVI Member since:
2006-11-02

Except OSX was (from the Mac community's standpoint) a completely new OS, where Vista is just more stuffs piled onto NT5 (2000 and XP), and I highly doubt they can do much to make it better other than stripping it down to the bare essentials and putting something new on top of it (which will be "WinOSX")

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RE[2]: So can we...
by joshv on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 21:47 in reply to "RE: So can we..."
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2006-03-18

"Windows Vista is Microsoft's OS9. It's done, it's used used up, there's no more stretch in the elastics, as we Dutch say. It's time to move on, and make a viable plan for the future - and I don't see how Microsoft can maintain its relevancy by building atop Vista."

Yes, exactly like OS9 - a 64-bit, preemptive multitasking, hardware graphics accelerated OS9 with virtual memory.

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RE[3]: So can we...
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 22:17 in reply to "RE[2]: So can we..."
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2005-06-29

Yes, exactly like OS9 - a 64-bit, preemptive multitasking, hardware graphics accelerated OS9 with virtual memory.


Not literally, of course. Don't you grasp the concept of the analogy?

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