Windows 7 May Ship Sooner Than Expected
The next Windows client will probably ship before most of you even move to
Vista. Windows 7, as it's currently called, may ship late
I'm hoping that Microsoft re-architects the Windows client to truly exploit
multicore processors. The OS itself could be more multithreaded so operations
are distributed against processors. It could make the multitasking -- instead
of largely sharing a single processor -- work across the cores. And Microsoft
could revamp the API to make it easier for developers to parallelize their apps.
What is your experience with dual and multicore desktops? Are you thrilled
or disappointed in their performance? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 01/21/2008 at 1:15 PM