Could Microsoft be switching away from Windows?
Some very interesting documents have been leaking out of Microsoft. They clearly indicate, believe it or not, that Microsoft is considering shifting its users from Windows to a new operating system: Midori.
And, when I say “new,” I mean new. This isn’t the kind of lip-service change that we saw with David Cutler and NT or Jim Allchin and Vista. Midori, under Eric Rudder, senior vice president for technical strategy, isn’t a cosmetic change; it’s a completely new operating system.
Midori is being designed from the ground up to be a distributed operating system running on top of multiple hardware systems and virtual machines. That’s one heck of a change from what has always been a single-user operating system designed for a stand-alone PC.