- Jul 5, 2012
In my mind that architecture diagram doesn’t really prove/disprove the point at hand.
That legacy code exists in w10 is very much the point.
Anyway, it’s been a bit of (off-topic) fun. See you at these parts for the next go-around seeing as how there isn’t anything new to be added.
As you stated in the topic, this was completely off topic. Now, if it were its own topic...
Alright, so you made the argument that Windows 10 is just a re-skin of XP. There was some back and forth, but eventually it boiled down to the idea of legacy code being very much the point. There was a complete ignoring of the vast graphics API differences, the networking stack changes, the BIOS being changed to UEFI, the fact that the way it deals with multiple cores is different, and how basically every single part of the OS has changed.
Your focus is legacy code.
You do know that macOS, and thus iOS, are built off the back of technologies gotten from NeXT, right? How about that AppKit? Do you like using your nice Cocoa apps?
My point is, basically, that I don't see macOS as a re-skinned NeXT any more than I see 10 as a re-skin of XP. It feels weird that literally everything can change about an OS, but the idea that old code being in there means it's just a re-skin.
But this would basically just be a rant if I didn't throw this out to the wonderful people out there. What do you guys think? Is Windows 10 a re-skinned XP?