Thursday, July 31, 2008

Midori To Put An End to Windows

Midori is a completely new OS being designed by Microsoft to take advantage of cloud computing and leave behind more than two decades of Windows.  It does not mean Microsoft will make Windows software obsolete overnight once Midori is released.

First, Midori will sit on a PC like Windows now but will take advantage of parallel computing if cloud resources are available resulting in greater power management and better resource distribution.

Since this is not the forum to discuss the various technical ways Microsoft mean for Midori to take advantage of external resources, P2P, a bank of computers performing cloud computing, or a mere PC sitting in the next room, it is suffice to say that computer designs will have change drastically.

Impact:  This will be coming in 2010.  Later by Microsoft's track record.  However, if a new leaner OS means the need for hot running CPU being a thing of the past, we can be looking at a host of new mobile devices that leave the heavy lifting to wireless resources in the "cloud". For more technical information:

In related news on this regarding cloud computing, Sun Microsystems, the folks who brought the the "dot in dot com", is looking to create a separate cloud computing unit.  Also earlier in June at the WWDC, Apple gave developers an early look at their next operating system, Snow Leopard, that will focus primarily on parallel computing to help applications take advantage of multi-core CPUs.  Both companies are vying to be major players in cloud computing.

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