Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jan 2011 22:09 UTC
Windows And this is part two of the story: Microsoft has just confirmed the next version of Windows NT (referring to it as NT for clarity's sake) will be available for ARM - or more specifically, SoCs from NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments. Also announced today at CES is Microsoft Office for ARM. Both Windows NT and Microsoft Office were shown running on ARM during a press conference for the fact at CES in Las Vegas.
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Windows 8, like Windows 7, and every version of Windows since XP, is Windows NT. Do you think that MS rewrite Windows every time that they release a new version?

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phoenix Member since:

Windows 8 will just be another evolution of Windows 7, as it was an evolution of Windows Vista, which is just an evolution of Windows XP, which is just the combination of the Windows 9x GUI-look on top of the Windows NT core, evolved from Windows 2K, and, originally, from Windows NT 4.0, and 3.5 before it.

They aren't going to chuck all the code from Windows 7, start from scratch, and create an entirely new Windows OS. That's like saying that Ubuntu 11.04 is completely new, and not an evolution of Debian.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

A new file system does not mean a completely different operating system.

With any operating system there is always stuff that changes,but a lot remains the same. Determining when to call something a completely new operating system vs jsut a new version of an operating system is sometimes difficult to do, but I don't think Windows 8 will have enough differences to qualify as "completely new". Now if its really just midori ( kernel written in C#) with a compatibility api for legacy win32 stuff, that would be a "completely new" operating system. ANd there has been some speculation that something of that calibre is/or has been considered.

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kaiwai Member since:

You are and the people that mod me down is not very up to speed are you.

Win 8 wil have a rehauled filesystem.

And a lot of other references Im not even going to link.

Do you think I just suck up my comments.

That has to be the worlds crappiest article; in one paragraph the author says: "Windows 8 will see a radical rehaul of the file system" then the next one the author says: "One job posting looks for someone to help program the next generation of Windows’ Distributed File System Replication storage technology, with “new critical features… including cluster support and support for one way replication” and performance improvements a big plus."

How on earth does the author leap from a job advertisement specialising in clustering file system and then conclude that there is a 'radical overhaul' for the file system for Windows 8? Pie in the sky circle jerks maybe fun but I'd sooner read an article with real substance instead of pie in the sky promises.

Windows 8 will not be a revolution, it will be an evolution. The foundations are there it is a matter of Microsoft making the changes to take advantage of them.

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BluenoseJake Member since:

The Filesystem is not related to the kernel, or any other part of Windows, it is just a subsystem, NT could work with NTFS, FAT, or if anybody wanted too, it could use ext3, XFS, really anything.

Does Linux change to some other OS depending on what filesystem it is currently booting with? No it does not. FreeBSD does not change to Solaris just because you are using ZFS.

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kovacm Member since:

Windows 8, like Windows 7, and every version of Windows since XP, is Windows NT.

since Windows 2000...

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Johann Chua Member since:

Windows Me was released after Windows 2000.

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BluenoseJake Member since:

When Windows 200 came out, it was the "business OS" WinME had also just came out, which is not NT.

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