Windows 7 – The future of Windows OS

A minimalistic variation of the Windows kernel, being developed for use in Windows 7 (codenamed MinWin)

Watch the video to know why it is called as Windows 7

It sounds similar to server 2008 core but server core constrains OS by server roles. It is aimed at componentising the Windows kernel – reducing the dependencies to reach the minimum set of components required to build a self-contained kernel, reducing the disk footprint and memory usage. Code compiles even without any extraneous components resulting in a stripped-down self-contained OS kernel image


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