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Longhorn managed?

This was stated in a response another post:
Right now only Win 2003 OS comes with the framework 'pre-installed'. Windows2006 a.k.a 'LongHorn' is actually built on top of .NET framework. So finallywe have a 'managed' OS.


I'm curious about this, does it mean that the OS from ground up would have
been re-written in .net? are device drivers going to be written in .net? How
much of the OS will really be .net?

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Wayne Sepega
Jacksonville, Fl
"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But
let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour.
That's relativity." - Albert Einstein
Jul 21 '05 #1
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> I'm curious about this, does it mean that the OS from ground up would have
been re-written in .net? are device drivers going to be written in .net? How
much of the OS will really be .net?


No and no, the OS kernel and many existing programs are still in
native code. Many new managed APIs are provided though.

Mattias

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Jul 21 '05 #2
Of course not. IMO it's rather to be taken as "as a developer you'll see
more and more the OS a set of managed APIs"...
Patrice

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"Wayne" <Me******@community.nospam> a écrit dans le message de
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This was stated in a response another post:
Right now only Win 2003 OS comes with the framework 'pre-installed'. Windows
2006 a.k.a 'LongHorn' is actually built on top of .NET framework. So

finally
we have a 'managed' OS.


I'm curious about this, does it mean that the OS from ground up would

have been re-written in .net? are device drivers going to be written in .net? How much of the OS will really be .net?

--
Thanks
Wayne Sepega
Jacksonville, Fl
"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour.
That's relativity." - Albert Einstein

Jul 21 '05 #3
Hi Wayne,

When i wrote "Right now only Win 2003 OS comes with the framework
'pre-installed'. Windows 2006 a.k.a 'LongHorn' is actually built on top of
..NET framework. So finally we have a 'managed' OS." in my previous post, i
was referring to the context of .NET being supported at the OS level.

I am sure it was quite misleading. But anyway, as Cor pointed out, the
Kernal and other parts of OS are unmanaged. They havent been touched yet.
(???)

But yes, Some parts of the Windows are completely re written in .NET like
say Windows Explorer. Explorer.exe in Longhorn has apparently been
(re-)written as a .NET managed application. I have read couple of posts about
this. Also other tools are also been done in managed code.

Device drivers are still what they are. Having device drivers in managed
code, sounds wired. Just dont make sense. Right now we dont have any
creditable evidence to prove or disprove whatz written in .NET and how much
of it.
Happy Coding

"Wayne" wrote:
This was stated in a response another post:
Right now only Win 2003 OS comes with the framework 'pre-installed'.

Windows
2006 a.k.a 'LongHorn' is actually built on top of .NET framework. So

finally
we have a 'managed' OS.


I'm curious about this, does it mean that the OS from ground up would have
been re-written in .net? are device drivers going to be written in .net? How
much of the OS will really be .net?

--
Thanks
Wayne Sepega
Jacksonville, Fl
"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But
let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour.
That's relativity." - Albert Einstein

Jul 21 '05 #4

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