Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Mar 2008 23:04 UTC
Windows "When Windows 7 launches sometime after the start of 2010, the desktop OS will be Microsoft's most 'modular' yet. Having never really been comfortable with the idea of a single, monolithic desktop OS offering, Microsoft has offered multiple desktop OSes in the marketplace ever since the days of Windows NT 3.1, with completely different code bases until they were unified in Windows 2000. Unification isn't necessarily a good thing, however; Windows Vista is a sprawling, complex OS. A singular yet highly modular OS could give Microsoft the best of all possible worlds: OSes that can be highly customized for deployment but developed monolithically. One modular OS to rule them all, let's say."
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RE: just typical...
by daedliusswartz on Mon 24th Mar 2008 02:05 UTC in reply to "just typical..."
daedliusswartz
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2007-05-28

Perhaps it's news because it actually appears to be following some form of good development practices by modularising it?

I for one would like to be able to purchase only the parts of the OS that I'll actually use, rather than paying some huge price for an OS with many parts I don't use at all.

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