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A Brief Look Inside the Vista Kernel

Mark Russinovich has provided another great series of "Inside Windows" articles, with his postings on TechNet.

Part one dealt with:

  • Thread priority and scheduling
  • File-based symbolic links
  • Canceling I/O operations

Part two, which is linked above, deals with:

  • Memory management
  • Startup and shutdown
  • Power management

You can see that there's quite a bit going on under the covers that is different from previous versions.  Some of these benefits come right out of the box, but the real benefits will start to take place once third party vendors start taking advantage of this new functionality in the areas of API for service startup and shutdown.

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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2007 12:00 PM by Logik!

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Andrew S. Baker aka ASB aka Logik!

Andrew S. Baker is a business-savvy, hands-on IT leader with expertise in mentoring people, mitigating risk, and integrating technology to drive innovation and maximize business results. He creates competitive advantage for organizations through effective IT leadership: implementation of processes and controls, and architecture of robust business solutions.

Mr. Baker has successfully led a number of high-performance technology teams in designing, deploying and maintaining secure, cost-effective computing environments for well-known companies, including Warner Music Group, The Princeton Review, Bear Stearns, About.com, and Lewco Securities.

For over a decade, Andrew has exhibited thought leadership on technology and business topics via mailing lists, technical forums, blogs, and professional networking groups, along with contributions to podcasts, webinars, and over 20 technical/business magazine articles. He also serves on several boards and committees for non-profit organizations, and within the Seventh-day Adventist church.

His personal interests include Astronomy, Basketball, Bible Study, Chess, Comics, Computers, Family Life Ministries, Reading, Strategy/Role Playing games, and Professional Networking...

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