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[3]: Comment by FunkyELF
by tomcat on Fri 30th May 2008 17:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by FunkyELF"
tomcat
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2006-01-06

"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.
This is as far as I bothered to read your post since you are obviously lying through your teeth. Even if the OS were perfect, hardware issues would have caused more than one if you have really spent "5 years of working with dozens of XP systems". Learn to construct your untruths more credibly if you want to be believed. "

My God, you're obnoxious.

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RE[4]: Comment by FunkyELF
by sbergman27 on Fri 30th May 2008 17:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by FunkyELF"
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2005-07-24

My God, you're obnoxious.

In what way? I said that hardware issues alone would likely be responsible for more than one BSOD for 25 machines in over five years even if the OS were perfect. I seriously doubt his claim on that basis, regardless of the name or quality of the OS. I am, however, making some reasonable assumptions about the quality of the hardware based upon the fact that XP is the OS referenced rather than 2008 Server, RHEL, AIX, or Solaris.

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RE[5]: Comment by FunkyELF
by tomcat on Fri 30th May 2008 18:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by FunkyELF"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

"My God, you're obnoxious.
In what way? I said that hardware issues alone would likely be responsible for more than one BSOD for 25 machines in over five years even if the OS were perfect. I seriously doubt his claim on that basis, regardless of the name or quality of the OS. I am, however, making some reasonable assumptions about the quality of the hardware based upon the fact that XP is the OS referenced rather than 2008 Server, RHEL, AIX, or Solaris. "

It's how you said it. Look, I know that you're a smart guy and you express a lot of opinions here. Everybody knows that occasional BSODs happen. Bad drivers do cause problems. But, in my experience, it happens very seldom -- and calling the guy a liar because he says he's been fortunate enough to avoid them isn't productive or fair. You don't know what kind of hardware/drivers combination he uses. Your mileage will vary. Not may. WILL. So, lighten up and try to have a reasonable discussion. Nobody gets points for obnoxious behavior. ;-)

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