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[3]: Planned for 2010
by n4cer on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 16:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Planned for 2010"
n4cer
Member since:
2005-07-06

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.


The OP didn't ask about major releases. He asked about OSes in general.
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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[4]: Planned for 2010
by sbergman27 on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 16:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Planned for 2010"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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The OP didn't ask about major releases. He asked about OSes in general.

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Again. Nice try. But the context made his meaning clear enough. And this sounds like the most major rethink and overhaul since NT.

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RE[5]: Planned for 2010
by n4cer on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 16:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Planned for 2010"
n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

The context was about any version of Windows shipping on time. The question was asked and answered. Stop trying to move the goalpost.

This is a continuation of changes made during the Vista dev cycle. That was the major rethink and overhaul for the near future. If you expect Seven to be an entirely new base, you're going to be disappointed.

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