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Old 19th October, 2007, 04:11 PM
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Microsoft shaves down kernel for Windows 7

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Microsoft is readying MinWin, a slimmed-down rewrite of the Windows core code that will be part of Windows 7, its next OS
By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service
October 19, 2007
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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.... Front Page
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Wow! The kernel 'only' requires 24 MB of storage and 40 MB of RAM!


Tell you what. Call me when they can boot it from a floppy and 4 MB (like I can do with Linux).
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A slogan:

"An OS almost as good as one you get for free!"
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A slogan:

"An OS almost as good as one you get for free!"
yet slightly bigger....
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It's a step in the right direction though.
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Any thing that diminishes MS increases the world.":O}|
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