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'MinWin' Promises Less Complexity

OK, here's an important new technology concept to think about. Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Eric Traut gave a presentation last week at the University of Illinois where he said Microsoft is working on "MinWin," a much tighter kernel to provide the foundation for all future Windows OS releases, client and server.

It's currently 25MB and Traut wants to make it smaller. I'm not going to get my hopes up, especially after all the cool technology plans Microsoft had for Windows Longhorn/Vista that were eventually dropped or delayed. But this does sound promising.

Keith Ward has a lot more detail on "MinWin" here.

Posted by Scott Bekker on October 23, 2007 at 11:57 AM


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