Originally Posted by john
I sure hope so John, they did have some darn good ideas but the time restrictions were too great for those kinds of changes to occur. I kinda thought when they first announced some of them in Longhorn that maybe they were biting off a bit more than they could chew at the time. It was a fairly large list of very extensive and very low level core changes in a short time frame and I couldn't see it happening, so I wasn't really surprised to hear when they dropped some of them, but I was disappointed.
Long overdue changes...they really couldn't continue building on top of an insecure & fundamentally flawed system anymore, something HAD to change. They actually could have started this back in 1998 if they had taken the initiative, as they already knew back then that the core structure of the OS was flawed but they just continued with their "Bandaid" solutions in the next OS versions.
And in reality, they still can't do it completely right, if they did that they would have to basically start from scratch and it's far too late in the game for that now. They should have made that jump when they had the chance back in the 90's as it wouldn't have been such a huge disruption back then. But "compatibility" was the determining factor those days and that overruled any major rebuilds, so we had to live with those fundamental flaws from the original core design and put up with bandaid after bandaid called Updates and Service Packs for another 10 or more years.
Also I wouldn't doubt we see under a 25nm core soon, and I was reading on some really cool technology advances recently. I'll see if I can remember the URL and post it for you guys, it was an interesting new way for die manufacturing...actually it was more like "Growing" them with nano technology.