Microsoft has revealed more information on changes to the Vista kernel as part of the release of Service Pack 1, but has denied that the enhancements amount to an "upgrade" or "re-engineering".
In a statement released to ZDNet.co.uk on Wednesday, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that enhancements have been made to the Vista kernel, taking the form of an extended set of APIs designed to benefit 64-bit application development.
"The kernel has not been re-engineered. However, some APIs have been introduced through SP1 [Service Pack 1] which help ISVs [independent software vendors] develop software to run on 64-bit PCs (they patch the kernel)," Microsoft stated.
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