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Microsoft Midori News

written by: rfreshour•edited by: Bill Fulks•updated: 12/31/2008

The whispers of the new Microsoft Operating System Platform, Microsoft Midori, are becoming actual statements from some Microsoft employees. Learn what they are saying and what we might expect should Midori ever be released.

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    Microsoft Midori News

    Microsoft has been whispering for months now about a new Operating System Platform called Microsoft Midori, the code name for a managed code Operating System, which will “supposedly” supersede any Windows product released. Though it is not available in any kind of preview form, it is in the “incubation” phase. Microsoft Midori will be the commercial successor to the Singularity Operating System, which is used only at the Microsoft offices.

    Microsoft Midori is rumored to be a replacement Operating System for Microsoft Windows and is meant to be unbound to the physical hardware parts of your computer. It will be a more virtually-oriented Operating System and will assume that its users are online at all times. The whispers also say that it will be easily moved between different computers and environments without reinstallation.

    Here is what one employee of Microsoft told SD Times;

    Says SD Times:

    'Midori’s design treats concurrency as a core principle, beyond what even the Microsoft Robotics Group is trying to accomplish', said Tandy Trower, general manager of the Microsoft Robotics Group.

    The Midori documents foresee applications running across a multitude of topologies, ranging from client-server and multi-tier deployments to peer-to-peer at the edge, and in the cloud data centers. Those topologies form a heterogeneous mesh where capabilities can exist at separate places.

    In order to efficiently distribute applications across nodes, Midori will introduce a higher-level application model that abstracts the details of physical machines and processors. The model will be consistent for both the distributed and local concurrency layers, and it is internally known as Asynchronous Promise Architecture.

    The project is being researched at the Redmond facility with Eric Rudder, the onetime heir-apparent to Bill Gates, heading the effort.

    Though Microsoft Midori may never make it out of the research wing, with little being said about it since July of this year, it will be interesting to consider the availability of something more user-oriented from Microsoft.