[WINDOWS]Microsoft's plans for post-Windows OS revealed

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    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 Midoriв??s proposed design, which is Internet-centric and predicated on the prevalence of connected systems.

    Midori is an offshoot of Microsoft Researchв??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.

    According to published reports, Eric Rudder, senior vice president for technical strategy at Microsoft and an alumnus of Bill Gates' technical staff, is heading up the effort. Rudder served as senior vice president of Microsoftв??s Servers and Tools group until 2005. A Microsoft spokesperson refused comment.

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