Has anyone run across a handy Windows Family Tree?
There's a nice write-up here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows
but it's all text and links. A flow-chart or family-tree-chart could be useful in quickly seeing the relationships.
Where I'm headed with this is an effort to see relationships for a better perspective on how the different kernels function.
For example, from VDI: A NEW DESKTOP STRATEGY, this quote:
"The NT kernels thread management limits its ability to balance physical CPU loads. A thread executing in kernel space can tie up processor resources until it exits the kernel and returns to user space. One program or driver can deprive another of CPU time, degrading the user experience under heavy multi-user workloads."
Because W2k3srv and XP are both members of the NT family, is it rational to conclude this behavior is therefore characteristic of both W2k3srv and XP?
And what about Windows 2000 Server? Is it in the same family or different architecture? And how does it behave?
You really need one that goes back to the source pack of VAX/VMS 3.x, Larry.
From what I heard the Windows Clustering was a case of sharing source code with DEC up in NH. (Old contacts say they got VAXcluster source code as part of the train DEC guys to do Exchange migrations.)
I believe that Cutler's real starting point was the DEC Emerald Project to move VMS to commodity hardware and the Mica project which moved it to a RISC chip.