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: This isnt new
by shapeshifter on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 20:50 UTC in reply to "This isnt new"
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Gee, what the hell are you talking about?
Have you ever used Windows at all?!

I'm really getting sick hearing that XP is

one of the best OS's in history especially since SP2

when if reality it's THE WORST in history (out of the 32bit ones).
Even OS/2 was/is better than XP.

And the stupid gimmicks you mention, the hybrid drives, UAC, sandboxed environments, are the lamest ever attempts to hide the complete incompetence and most horrible design of any OS in history.

TCP/IP stack, graphics architecture? What?!
Again, what are you talking about?
What's so great about them?
Have you used Vista at all?
Nvidia has had the best graphics drivers in the industry for quite a few years now, so that tells me that the graphics problems are not Nvidia's fault.
(ATI has been been crap since the early '90).
And the whole networking system in vista is seriously demented. Only a complete moron could come up with something that stupid.
Have you seen the network dialogs and screens that Vista provides? Can you say confusing?

To this day I have to laugh when I recall my first encounter with Internet Explorer on Windows 2003 server.
I start IE, I type a web address, and I get some idiotic notice that this will not work.
What?! A web browser is not allowed to browse the web?!
Seriously, this is beyond ridiculous.
What's next, Word without the ability to type text?

So Microsoft's solution to security is to simply cut functionality.
That convinced me that Microsoft is a company that will never write a good OS.
And yes, Server 2003 is garbage too, even though it stinks a bit less than XP, it's still garbage.

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RE[2]: This isnt new
by anduril on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 13:06 in reply to "RE: This isnt new"
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You might have used Windows but you apparently know little about operating systems. There's a good reason Win2k3 denied you using the browser. Its a SERVER. You shouldn't be trying to use the web browser with it! Yes, you can use it as a workstation or a desktop OS but thats not what its intended for. Why is IE included then? Well, because IE was still integral for much of the explorer based system. They're getting much better at moving that dependency out but as far as Im aware it still exists.

As to both the graphics and networking stack in Vista they have been significantly improved. The changes can, and will, greatly increase stability and performance down the road. However, as with ANY version 1 major change release, nothing works perfectly. Much of the blame does lay in the hands of driver makers (actually, ATI's drivers have been far, far superior to NVIDIAs in regards to Vista. They still are in most cases NVIDIA just has the higher performing and non-late hardware releases) but it doesnt help that its a completely different interface to the OS. That takes time to make up the changes. You think OSX.0 didnt perform like shit? Was highly stable? Must not have used it.

The same has mostly been true with Linux when they do big changes but again, most of the fault lies in the hands of the driver makers. Seeing a trend?

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