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Windows 7: Core ofWindows 7 Taking Shape - Meet the Minwin kernel.

19 Oct 2008   #1
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Core ofWindows 7 Taking Shape - Meet the Minwin kernel.

I couldn't see this already posted, if not it might be of interest.

"Eric Traut, one of Microsoft's chief operating system design engineers, gave a fascinating demo (WMV) recently at the University of Illinois, where he talked about where the Windows core is going and ended with a sneak peek at the kernel of the next version of Windows, known by the exciting codename of "Windows 7." The demo showed what Windows would look like if it was literally stripped down to the core, showing the kind of work that is going on to optimize the aging NT kernel.

Traut runs a team of about 200 software engineers at Microsoft that is responsible for the core kernel scheduling, memory management, boot sequence, and virtualization technology such as Virtual PC and Virtual Server. The latter technologies are becoming more and more important as servers get more powerful and gain more and more CPU cores, and it was clear from the demonstration that Microsoft is placing significant effort into integrating virtual machine technology into everything that they do. The release of Virtual PC as a free download last year was just the beginning: Windows Server 2008 will ship with significant VM enhancements, and Windows 7 will only carry on from there. "

Core of "Windows 7" taking shape: meet the "MinWin" kernel


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19 Oct 2008   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello all.

This is where I'm headed with my new build ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric Traut
"The release of Virtual PC as a free download last year was just the beginning: Windows Server 2008 will ship with significant VM enhancements, and Windows 7 will only carry on from there".
Thanks Norm for the article!




Later Ted
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19 Oct 2008   #3
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I think that the Virtual PC will be the real biggie in PC development in the next few years. This is what will give Windows 7 the impetus for Corporate take-up. Many Companies are switching to virtualising their systems for a whole host of reasons. This might be worth a new post?
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