Eric Traut talks (and demos) Windows 7 and MinWin

Long Zheng has conveniently clipped out about 8 minutes worth of video footage of the current Windows 7 kernel, taken from a much longer (over one hour) video of Microsoft's distinguished engineer Eric Traut' October 13 presentation at the University of Illinois about Microsoft's virtualization technology (hypervisors and whatnot). "Whilst the presentation is not directly about Windows 7, it does contain a demonstration of MinWin - an internal project to build the most efficient Windows kernel which will in turn be used in Windows 7," Zheng notes. I've included both links below for your enjoyment but I'd like to thank Zheng especially for his excellent video clipping skills. If you don't want to watch the 8 minute video, I'll try to summarize by saying: "Windows 7 kernel in 25 megs on disk and under 40 megs of memory."

Download: Full WMV video (1 hour & 6 minutes)
Video: Windows 7 Footage (8 minutes)
News source: istartedsomething

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Any mirror for the (http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/conference/2007/video/UIUC-ACM-RP07-Traut.wmv) Video ?

Too slow download Huge size

RAID 0 said,
..and this has WHAT to do with the article?

How about this:

"If you don't want to watch the 8 minute video, I'll try to summarize by saying: "Windows 7 kernel in 25 megs on disk and under 40 megs of memory.""

Sure Microsoft has reduced the footprint of the Windows kernel, but it's still huge relatively speaking.

dduardo said,

How about this:

"If you don't want to watch the 8 minute video, I'll try to summarize by saying: "Windows 7 kernel in 25 megs on disk and under 40 megs of memory.""

Sure Microsoft has reduced the footprint of the Windows kernel, but it's still huge relatively speaking.

That was more than just the kernel.

That was the kernel and all dependencies required to get a basic working command based OS.

Morpheus Phreak said,

That was more than just the kernel.

That was the kernel and all dependencies required to get a basic working command based OS.

Indeed - people either didn't watch the video or listen - minwin is not a kernel on it's own.

dangel said,

Indeed - people either didn't watch the video or listen - minwin is not a kernel on it's own.

So true, but since they had some numbers to go on, you know where it leads. <snipped - rule 5>

At present, for me, Vista's kernel is using 56 megs of nonpaged, and 124 megs of paged memory.

But truth be told, I don't care about the size it takes up in memory. Often in programming, you can use a little extra memory, and gain some speed, and given how dirt cheap memory is, I'd rather they take that route wherever possible.