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25 May 2009  

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The truth about MinWin: the heart of Windows 7

Not a new OS or kernel but a new approach to writing Windows
For something that's supposed to be small, self-contained and all about simplifying Windows, MinWin causes a lot of confusion.

Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich laid out the technical details at Microsoft's TechEd conference, so we've gathered together the essential information you need to know about it.

Yes, MinWin is in Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2008 R2). No it's not a new kernel.

Instead, it's an attempt to rewrite the most basic foundation of Windows not just the kernel, but also the basics of the file system and network connection, with drivers and services as a self-contained and logically separate system
more at The truth about MinWin: the heart of Windows 7 | News | TechRadar UK
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