Microsoft shaves down kernel for Windows 7

A very in-depth article about how Microsoft is planing its new Operating System, an engineer from Microsoft comments and agrees on how bloated Microsoft’s current kernel is.

A very in-depth article about how Microsoft is planing its new Operating System, an engineer from Microsoft comments and agrees on how bloated Microsoft’s current kernel is.

The core code for Microsoft’s Windows OS is undergoing a rewrite to make it slimmer for use in a wide range of future products, including Windows 7, the OS that will succeed Vista.

The internal project, code-named “MinWin,” is not being readied for a product just yet but will be part of Windows 7, said Eric Traut, a distinguished engineer, during a recent presentation at the University of Illinois. A video of his talk has been posted online.

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