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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What's the point?
by anonybrowse on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 16:58 UTC
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So, they're stripping the windows kernel down until its almost as compact as linux and presumably less functional, at this point Windows' only advantage over the competition, its familiar GUI for idiots who can't grasp a true CLI driven OS, is gone.

If Microsoft tries to make Windows the new Linux people will start wondering why on earth they would want this new bastardised offering, if Linux, the BSDs and even Apple's dodgy little OS, can already do all that microsoft are struggling so hard to replicate.

If they want a proper brawl with linux on its own territory maybe MS should buy out Minix ;-)

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v RE: What's the point?
by anonybrowse on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 21:24 in reply to "What's the point?"