# Friday, 12 January 2007

Vista is a wholly new OS?

An interim report which examines adoption and deployment issues associated with Microsoft's Vista and Office 2007 products.  [via Becta - About Becta - Publications - Microsoft Vista and Office 2007: Interim report with recommendations on adoption and deployment]

The report states:

"Windows XP was developed from an existing operating system whereas Vista is a wholly new operating system."

Now I would have said that was twaddle - Vista has an entirely new kernel? Where do you draw the line between operating systems and applications running on top of that - it looks to me that there is a lot of legacy stuff installed with Vista.

Maybe I am wrong and it is completely new - in which case it is astonishingly stable.

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