New details emerge on Microsoft's Midori project

By on August 5, 2008, 2:52 PM
Microsoft has remained tight-lipped on the project they call “Midori” beyond confirming that it is an incubation project within the company, but some new details have emerged recently indicating it is a stripped down and modular OS that centers around the net.

According to a report by the SDTimes based on alleged internal documents, Midori will focus on concurrency, where computing resources can be either local or in the Internet cloud and processing tasks can be split among multiple processors and multiple machines. There has been plenty of speculation about Midori going to eventually replace Windows (perhaps one or two generations beyond Windows 7), but Microsoft hasn’t even confirmed whether it will actually be a commercial product or not. It seems more likely, though, that its features will trickle down into Windows and be implemented to further integrate the OS into the cloud.




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phantasm66 said:
This is where its all going... an OS in the cloud and PCs becoming thin clients. Eventually we will have thin tablets, even PCs like paper. Very little will be processed locally, it will just be a display and input device.
Julio said:
[b]Originally posted by phantasm66:[/b][quote]This is where its all going... an OS in the cloud and PCs becoming thin clients. Eventually we will have thin tablets, even PCs like paper. Very little will be processed locally, it will just be a display and input device. [/quote]Eventually it's bound to happen, but we are still at least a decade away from end user solutions as you describe, within corporations adoption may be faster if technology and pricing is appealing.Let's also not forget that high-end processing could become a commodity as well, rendering the cloud concept partly obsolete.
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