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Inside Windows 7 Redux

by Alex Peck on October 27th, 2009


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Mark Russinovich talks about a few of the improvements made in the Windows 7 generation kernel. It’s interesting to hear how Windows has been refactored towards a well defined architecture. As you would expect, this not only makes it easier to understand dependencies, but also improved performance and testability. The idea of API sets as a level of indirection when components link against .dlls stood out to me.

Skip straight to 24:30 for some serious task manager porn.

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