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  • any basic difference in XP kernel n Vista kernel?

     

    Sunday, February 18, 2007 6:09 PM

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  •  Jay Vora wrote:

    any basic difference in XP kernel n Vista kernel?

     

     

    No.

    Both kernels are preemptible, monolithic kernels with drivers loaded as modules in the common address space mapped in all processes. Both use the same concept of thread and process and the same concept of VM.

    Monday, February 19, 2007 9:08 PM
  • Slava,

    There have been changes to the NTOS kernel in Vista related to thread scheduling, interrupt and exception dispatching, multiprocessor synchronization, as well as a number of other enhancements. More information on specifics can be found on the links below:

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/DevTools/WDK/vista_dev.mspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/vista/kernel-en.mspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/vista/default.mspx

    Monday, March 5, 2007 7:20 PM
  • thx for the useful information....

    sir,, i hvnt marked this as answer then who did this?

    and one more query, i hv taken part and registerd in forums for a long time..sir i hvnt got points for  StudentRockstar competition of MsFT

    any reply wud b appriciated..

    thanks sir

    Regards,

    JAY VORA

     

    Tuesday, March 6, 2007 5:15 PM
  • I marked the post as answered. These forums are fairly new and a lot of people haven't been marking answers, so I've been doing it when I answer a question. As for the Student Rock Star Competition, I couldn't find any info on that. Sorry.
    Tuesday, March 6, 2007 6:28 PM
  • does vista contain same kernal or extended version of XP kernal. if no how its differ.
    Wednesday, March 7, 2007 12:19 PM
  •  Jay Vora wrote:

    any basic difference in XP kernel n Vista kernel?

    No.

    Both kernels are preemptible, monolithic kernels with drivers loaded as modules in the common address space mapped in all processes. Both use the same concept of thread and process and the same concept of VM.

    This is a very old posting, but I don't see where anyone corrected it.

    The core design of the NT architecture and kernel have not changed conceptually; however, the actual implementation of these ideals have changed over the years.

    However, NT is NOT a monolithic kernel.   (I think the author of this post was confusing the Win9x OSes that were monolithic.)

    NT is an advanced kernel model that doesn't fit traditional kernel models to easily be named. Originally the best 'general' term was Microkernel; however, this does not fully cover the functionality of the kernel technology or the way it operates.  

    Monday, July 16, 2012 11:02 PM