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Microsoft engineer shows off a new "MinWin" kernel that takes up a fraction of the space of the traditional operating system.
Not surprisingly, the company advises against using vLite, or other tools that make changes to which components of the OS are installed. Such changes could make a system unstable or prevent future updates from installing properly, Microsoft says.
Speculation is mounting over what will be in the next version of Windows and when the update will take place.
In his first interview discussing the next Windows, engineering head Steven Sinofsky didn't exactly tell all, though a few things are clearer. News.com's Ina Fried tries to make sense of things.
Although it will be supported and sold in limited fashion for some time to come, Monday marks the Microsoft operating system's last day as a widespread option on store shelves and new PCs.
Microsoft is in trouble. And with the release of Leopard, it looks like it will only get worse for the software giant.