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Inside the Windows Vista Kernel: Part 1

Here comes another article from Mark Russinovich, the maker of the famous SysInternals tools. This time, he delves into the world of the Windows Vista Kernel and the improvements that have been made.

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This is the first part of a series on what's new in the Windows Vista kernel. In this issue, I'll look at changes in the areas of processes and threads, and in I/O. Future installments will cover memory management, startup and shutdown, reliability and recovery, and security.

The scope of this article comprises changes to the Windows Vista™ kernel only, specifically Ntoskrnl.exe and its closely associated components. Please remember that there are many other significant changes in Windows Vista that fall outside the kernel proper and therefore won't be covered.

News source: Microsoft.com

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