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[4]: Honk! Honk!
by fjhb on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 06:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Honk! Honk!"
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The kernel, drivers, and all of the apps in the package are 64-bit. What's not pure about it?<p>
It's obvious. Your question contains the answer: apps that are not in the package. Something that simply doesn't need to exist in the free world.<p>
When not all the apps you want to run that are part of the package, including many Microsoft apps, nobody can take win64 seriously.<p>
Oh, and drivers too. Most drivers aren't made by MS. In fact, many aren't even validated by them.<p>
In fact, when you consider the switching overhead, you might just end up with a slower system.<p>

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