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[5]: Comment by FunkyELF
by Stephen! on Fri 30th May 2008 16:52 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by FunkyELF"
Stephen!
Member since:
2007-11-24

To the people that bash Windows: please tell me of an OS as good as Windows, with as many mature applications as Windows (goodbye Linux) and which runs on 300$ hardware (goodbye Mac OS X).


Linux is a kernel, not an OS, so that's a moot point.

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RE[6]: Comment by FunkyELF
by rockwell on Fri 30th May 2008 17:36 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by FunkyELF"
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

Ooh, way to nail him on that one. Except that everybody connects the term "Linux" with "any operating system that runs on the Linux kernel." Everybody that doesn't live in their parent's basement, anyway.

Edited 2008-05-30 17:47 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by FunkyELF
by ari-free on Fri 30th May 2008 20:43 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by FunkyELF"
ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

but there are a lot of OS's that run on the linux kernel. 2 people can have 2 very different understandings of linux

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RE[6]: Comment by FunkyELF
by gonzo on Fri 30th May 2008 18:54 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by FunkyELF"
gonzo Member since:
2005-11-10

Linux is a kernel, not an OS...

Smart ass, aren't you?

Edited 2008-05-30 18:55 UTC

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