Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Dec 2010 22:56 UTC, submitted by fran
Windows Very light on details, but this is interesting nonetheless - very interesting, and potentially one of the biggest things to have hit the operating systems business this decade. Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft plans to announce Windows for ARM processors at CES in January 2011.
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RE[2]: Kernel is portable
by Vanders on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 00:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Kernel is portable"
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2005-07-06

The 360 runs a modified NT kernel.

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RE[3]: Kernel is portable
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 00:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Kernel is portable"
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2005-06-29
RE[4]: Kernel is portable
by dylansmrjones on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 02:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Kernel is portable"
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2005-10-02

Sounds to me like a modified NT. It's not running Windows 2000, but it is definitely NT, albeit heavily customized. The article only states that it is not Windows 2000, but a different OS built specifically for the XBox. So a NT-based customized OS.

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RE[4]: Kernel is portable
by henderson101 on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 09:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Kernel is portable"
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2006-05-30



Yes, so you are wrong then Thom - that article implies it shares common heritage with the Windows codebase. It might not be anywhere close to the current NT Kernel, but it is based on a common ancestor. Or you believe that Microsoft threw everything away, started again with a clean slate and then reimplemented the same API?

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RE[3]: Kernel is portable
by Drumhellar on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 02:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Kernel is portable"
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2005-07-12

Or not.

"According to Microsoft, it is a common misconception that the Xbox and Xbox 360 use a modified Windows 2000 kernel. They claim that the Xbox operating system was built from scratch but implements a subset of Windows APIs. The idea that it does, indeed, run a modified copy of the Windows kernel still persists in the community."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_NT

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RE[4]: Kernel is portable
by Luminair on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 04:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Kernel is portable"
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2007-03-30

According to me the idea that Microsoft wrote a new operating system for the Xbox (which is identical to an x86 PC) is ridiculous.

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