It’s probably true that the underpinnings are the same as Win7 – it’s highly unlikely that they would write a new OS from scratch, especially when interoperability is such a concern.What the article says, however, is that Microsoft should throw away the windows 7 underpinnings because they open users up to viruses and is complex to maintain. HA.
via Wired Top Stories by John C Abell on 6/2/11
Microsoft has shown an early look at Windows 8. The upcoming OS is designed to run on any machine, from a tablet to a desktop PC, and while it has some genuinely clever features, it is at heart yet another skinned version of regular old Windows.