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Re^5: Nobody Expects the Agile Imposition (Part VI): Architectureby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Jan 23, 2011 at 12:50 UTC||Need Help??|
Hm. I'm not sure that the term "re-write" comes into it anywhere.
Windows NT was a completely new OS written from scratch.
Bits (Kernel API; UI; etc.) of that new 32-bit OS were backported to the newer versions of the old 16-bit versions of Windows in order to provide a migration path.
Saying one is a re-write of the other is like saying OSX is a re-write of MacOS. They are both essential very thin skins of look&feel layered over completely different underpinnings, design philosophy and target audience.
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