Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Apr 2011 22:12 UTC, submitted by cnkt
Windows It looks like Microsoft's "shhh... let's not leak our hard work" plea to Windows 8 testers has fallen on deaf ears, as an early development milestone of Windows 8 was leaked in the wild. The shots are remarkably boring, since it looks exactly like Windows 7. Duh.
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RE[3]: Nt 6.1?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 14th Apr 2011 22:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nt 6.1?"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Its like they did nothing since 2006


Are you crazy?

Do you have any idea what Microsoft has been doing with the NT kernel and subsystems since 2002? Just because changes in thelower levels of Windows don't make sparkles fly out of your computer doesn't mean they didn't do anything. The entire codebase has been modularised and cleaned up, which was a MASSIVE undertaking which has reaped a lot of benefits.

These aren't things you can SEE, but that doesn't mean they're useless.

but the overall thread count and file size


Oh not that crock again *facepalm*.

Edited 2011-04-14 22:12 UTC

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RE[4]: Nt 6.1?
by SanDiegoDave on Thu 14th Apr 2011 22:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Nt 6.1?"
SanDiegoDave Member since:
2009-09-29

I agree - there's so much more to an OS than the Shell. Right, the Kernel, that thing.

You're totally right - just because it doesn't LOOK any different doesn't mean they didn't do anything substantial. For example, Windows Server 2k8 Core - although it's just a command line, you'd be insane to say that Windows 3.1 was better just because it "looked nicer".

I'm impressed with the Win7 stability and security improvements I've seen over previous versions of windows.

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