Microsoft’s Midori — a future without Windows

Cloud Computing

July 29th, 2008. According to the report to SDTimes, The Microsoft is working on non windows operating system knows as Midori. According to the report to SDTimes, 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.

“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.

The researchers are working to create a concurrent / parallel distribution of resources – Cloud Computing, as well as a method of handling applications across separate machines? religiously-dubbed the Asynchronous Promise Architecture which will set the stage for a backwards-compatible operating system built from the ground up, with networks of varying size in mind. Says the SD Times, “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 center. Those topologies form a heterogeneous mesh where capabilities can exist at separate places.” Like it technical? Read more look at Microsoft’s future with Midori.