Linked by David Adams on Sat 31st Jul 2010 06:05 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft had its annual financial analyst meeting on Thursday, and Steve Ballmer answered questions about what the company's answer to the iPad was going to be, and whether Windows Phone 7 was going to be a part of that product strategy. He said, "We're coming . . . We're coming full guns. The operating system is called Windows." Ballmer and Microsoft so don't get it. I can't believe Steve Ballmer is making me feel sorry for Microsoft.
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RE[3]: Honk! Honk!
by kaiwai on Sat 31st Jul 2010 15:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Honk! Honk!"
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No, during that huge delay, they've restarted the Longhorn/Vista project twice and did that stupid code review. The despaghettifying started during that and they're still not done. Even MinWin still needs a tons of DLL aliasing hacks, because the kernel's still making calls to upper layers, which again depend on a lot of GUI code, shit like USER32, KERNEL32 and such. If you call that a successful refactoring, you're deluded.

I don't know what you've been reading but Microsoft has relocated a tonne of code into particular DLL's and the only thing that has been done from there is creating stubs that re-direct calls from third parties and old software to the new DLL's. The changes at the core have already been made - the only reason for the DLL redirects is for backwards compatibility. I can bloody well assure you if they didn't include these DLL redirects there would be hell to pay.

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