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Microsoft's plans for post-Windows OS revealed

SDTimes Reports: "Microsoft is incubating a componentized non-Windows operating system known as Midori, which is being architected from the ground up to tackle challenges that Redmond has determined cannot be met by simply evolving its existing technology.

SD Times has viewed internal Microsoft documents that outline Midori's proposed design, which is Internet-centric and predicated on the prevalence of connected systems.

Midori is an offshoot of Microsoft Research's Singularity operating system, the tools and libraries of which are completely managed code. Midori is designed to run directly on native hardware (x86, x64 and ARM), be hosted on the Windows Hyper-V hypervisor, or even be hosted by a Windows process."

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Dorfdad3397d ago

Why they would be using x86 hardware for this OS is simply a mistake. if your building this from the ground up and I expect this will take years to develop we should be at least looking at Native 64/128 code..

Wii60Fan3397d ago

backwards compatability. Thats why.

INDIGO_CYCLOPS3397d ago

Exactly. Just because this may take years to develp and the architecture will be far more advanced than x64, x64 will still not be the norm for the masses. And it seems this is a consumer-based,Internet-connec tivity influenced core and the MAJORITY of people will still be using x86 based systems. Think about it, x64 has been out for a few years now, in the consumer market, and it really hasn't caught on. Other than in gaming machines... This is why Microsoft is working towards x86 AND x64 balances.

But I'd like to know more about this. They should concentrate on enhancing the Windows experience with Windows 7 and trying to make that the best they can...

incogneato3397d ago (Edited 3397d ago )

False and False. You don't need to have a 32bit OS to run 32bit software. Look at Vista 64bit. It runs every 32bit app you throw at it, some of them run even better than a 32bit OS could.

They are doing this because they are DUMB. There is no other explanation. And no one with a Pentium 2 processor is going to run this OS, so don't even bring up hardware.

incogneato3397d ago

WHY 32bit (x86) WHY WHY WHY WHY

there is absolutely no freakin reason for this

DAMN IT MICROSOFT

Pain3397d ago

and mabey they will go away.

the world will thank you.

Mr_Bun3397d ago

The devil you know is better than...

juuken3397d ago

Evil never dies unfortunately.

cliffbo3397d ago

so that's why they bought a linux OS... it didn't take them long to rip it off

LightofDarkness3397d ago

Good reason for 32-bit: 32-bit CPUs are much cheaper to produce, by the time this hits shelves they'll be pittence. The industry isn't moving toward large powerhouse computers with supercomputer like performance, it's moving towards smaller, compact, more affordable and cheaper to produce machines that everyone can (and probably will) own. Things like iPhones and Wiis. Besides that, there's not a very large benefit in being totally 64-bit besides areas such as encoding, it's nowhere near the magnitude of when we went from 16 to 32-bits per word. 128-bit will likely be an even smaller leap. Byte-word length is no longer the major limitation, curent instruction sets get the job done quite well.

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