Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 10:58 UTC
Windows Two weeks ago, I published an article in which I explained what was wrong about Randall Kennedy's "Windows 7 Unmasked" article. This was noted by Infoworld's editor-in-chief Eric Knorr, who suggested that Randall and I enter into an email debate regarding the various points made in our articles. We agreed upon publishing this email thread as-is, unedited (I didn't even fix the spelling errors), on both Infoworld and OSNews. We agreed that Randall would start the debate, and that I had the final word. Read on for the entertaining email debate (I figured it would be best to give each email its own page, for clarity's sake. My apologies if this makes each individual page much shorter than what you're used to from OSNews).
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As a software developer I am fully agree from the functionality that kernel thread count means a new functionality.

Have you ever implemented anything that uses a pool of worker threads?

I can imagine Microsoft employees reading this and thinking that instead of actually doing any work they'll just change a "fooBarWorkerThreadCount" registry setting, and then call it Windows 8. I wonder how many people would see the dramatic increase in the thread count and decide there must be a corresponding massive number of new features...

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I have to agree with you entirely. Thread count bares no relationship to new functionality whatsoever.

Recently I re-wrote some monitoring software from single threaded to multi-threaded. The threads were worker threads. There's an option in the software to adjust the size of the worker thread pool, so at any time without a single change of code I can increase this pool with zero new functionality.

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