Blåtann wrote:towy71 wrote:It is reported that Microparp are having to rewrite 60% of the code for Vista see here, well there is a surprise
This is probable a good thing for the future of Windows.
I think they should have changed 100% of their code years ago. Then they wouldn´t have to do the patchwork they struggle with today.
They also would have far less trouble with spyware, viruses and such because they could build an os that is designed to be networked not patched to.
(any competition comes to mind?)
But as mentioned by someone else, they´re run by suits.
And by then they probably said that they could make more money by patching than by rewriting.
As of today the expences and possibly the need to rewrite is much higher.
Anything good about M$?
Yes, their Mouses (have no experience with joystick or keyboard).
As I understand it the 60% rumour is slightly off. They haven't rewrote 60% of their code, they've replaced 60% with NT code. Originally they were going to use NT, then they decided to code everything from scratch, then at the last minute the rumours are 60% of this new code is being dumped. The only logical explaination is that they are going back to NT land (can you really write an entire kernel from scratch in 12 months and expect it to be good enough for the modern market).
So there is actually less new code in there as a result of this 60% figure. Personally I think they realised that the new kernel breaks backwards compatibility so much that it'd make the WINE project look a good prospect. A year from now I imagine that the number of programs that run in WINE will increase dramatically.