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Minwin: Trimmed Virtualized Windows 7

A Microsoft engineer recently offered details on an internal project percolating in Redmond that involves using a slimmed down version of Windows as the basis for future products.

In an Oct. 13 presentation at the University Of Illinois, Eric Traut, a distinguished engineer at Microsoft, talked about virtualization and also slipped in details about the project, code-named MinWin.

MinWin isn't the name of a future product line, but instead will serve as a framework for building all future Windows based offerings, including Windows Server, Windows Media Center, and Windows 7, the successor to Vista, according to Traut.


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