After Bill Gates moved on to philanthropy, looks like even the Microsoft is trying to drift away from Windows brand name in order to create a new a OS that will based more on the cloud computing scenario.
Eric Rudder, senior vice president for technical strategy at Microsoft, has been reported to be working on the OS named as ‘Midori’, which is heavily dependent on the Internet based and designed to work on native hardwares (x86, x64 and ARM), reports SD Times.
“That sounds possible—I’ve heard rumors to the effect that he [Rudder] had an OS project in place,” said Rob Helm, director of research at Directions on Microsoft, hinting at the latest development at Microsoft.
Windows has come a long way since its release in 1985. The first version of the operating system was Windows 1.0. The latest from Microsoft is the Windows Vista. Midori is expected to be the first operating system outside the Windows umbrella; however it will be hosted by Windows Hyper-V hypervisor or by a Windows process.