in reply to Re^4: Nobody Expects the Agile Imposition (Part VI): Architecture
in thread Nobody Expects the Agile Imposition (Part VI): Architecture

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.

Like saying this is a "rebuild" of this, because of their superficial similarities, completely ignoring the difference in their purpose and technology.

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