Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th May 2008 14:49 UTC
Windows We have learnt quite a lot about Windows 7 this week, and one of the things was that Windows 7 would not get a new kernel. The call for a new kernel has been made a few times on the internet, but anyone with a bit more insight into Windows' kernel knows that there is absolutely no need to write a new kernel for Windows - the problems with Windows lie in userland, not kernelland. While the authenticity of the Shipping Seven blog is not undisputed, the blogger makes some very excellent points regarding the kernel matter.
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RE[2]: Comment by FunkyELF
by WereCatf on Fri 30th May 2008 16:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by FunkyELF"
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BSOD? What's that? Never seen one with Vista. In fact, I think I saw one in 5 years of working with dozens of XP systems.

I think I have seen my XP installation BSOD once this year. Not much really. But then again, I have had quite a few times when XP just stops responding, or some app stops responding and won't shut down even from the task manager. In those cases it won't help even if you try to reboot or shutdown your machine, it'll just sit there for all eternity. The only solution to such is the power button..

Taskmanager will always kill a process immediately,

As I said above, it doesn't. I have had a whole load of times some app just refuses to shut down no matter what I do and then it's also impossible to reboot the system without pressing reset button.

As for the "some crap is not responding" - would you prefer the OS terminate applications and lose your data without confirmation? I think I'd rather have depleted battery. the case of battery getting depleted you will lose the application data anyway.

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RE[3]: Comment by FunkyELF
by joshv on Fri 30th May 2008 16:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by FunkyELF"
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2006-03-18 the case of battery getting depleted you will lose the application data anyway.

No, any laptop I've ever used will hibernate as a last resort when the battery is low.

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