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The problem, it turns out, is that the .NET builders did not give much thought to providing many of the essential basic building blocks that operating systems construction crews need for their work. Interpreted code has some minor performance issues as well (note that there are many ways to overcome this often overly shrill critique). But the main problem was that the Microsoft OS guys are big C++ users. Getting them to switch over to C# was for these reasons not in the cards.

Read Microsoft's Missed Opportunity

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 6:01 AM Software | Back to top


Comments on this post: Why isn't Vista built on .NET?

# re: Why isn't Vista built on .NET?
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I am no expert on this but I feel this article seems a little biased. From the little that I know (which is not much) I would rather ask the question - "How much of Vista should be made in .NET?" - and I am sure Microsoft thought quite a bit about that.

The Whole of Win 32 API and then layer after layer of unmanaged code that... well basically works! When people say things like "Vista isn't made in .NET" - I am not sure I understand what they mean

Are they reffering to the fact that Microsoft didn't take each and every line of their unmanaged code (that works) and convert it to managed code? Or Microsoft didn't ensure each and every new line of code they wrote, they wrote in C#?

If that's the case, Just becuase we have Managed Code do we go back and re-write each and every line of unmanaged code on production that we have ever written in our life to Managed Code? If not, why expect something of that sort from MS? Just a few thoughts - like I said - I am no expert on this.
Left by Rajiv Popat on May 02, 2006 7:58 AM

# re: Why isn't Vista built on .NET?
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Uh? What "interpreted" code? There is no such thing as interpreted code in .NET, at least when it comes to the usual bandits (C# and VB.NET). The code is "jitted" and that's far to be the same.
Left by David Brabant on May 02, 2006 8:36 AM

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