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[5]: Kernel is portable
by JAlexoid on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 03:07 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Kernel is portable"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

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.


Yeah... But didn't they just do major changes of NT kernel in Windows Vista/7? I mean, a modified NT5 is not NT7(is it 7 on Win7? I'm on Linux, so I can't check).

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RE[6]: Kernel is portable
by Dubhthach on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 08:40 in reply to "RE[5]: Kernel is portable"
Dubhthach Member since:
2006-01-12

Here's a break down of NT version numbers:

NT 5.0 -> Windows 2000 / Windows 2000 server
NT 5.1 -> Windows XP
NT 5.2 -> Windows 2003/Windows XP x64
NT 6.0 -> Windows Vista / Windows 2008
NT 6.1 -> Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2

Windows 7 would probably have been called "Vista R2" but given the damage done to Vista name it made since to use a completely new name.

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RE[7]: Kernel is portable
by oiaohm on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 10:19 in reply to "RE[6]: Kernel is portable"
oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

Here's a break down of NT version numbers:

NT 5.0 -> Windows 2000 / Windows 2000 server
NT 5.1 -> Windows XP
NT 5.2 -> Windows 2003/Windows XP x64
NT 6.0 -> Windows Vista / Windows 2008
NT 6.1 -> Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2

Windows 7 would probably have been called "Vista R2" but given the damage done to Vista name it made since to use a completely new name.

Really notice that Windows 2008 users did not have to pay to get 2008 R2.

Yet poor people who paid for Vista have to pay to get 7.

Its normal MS money grubing double standards.

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