Thursday, December 30, 2010

Windows will be an Operating system of the past: Midori is coming


WINDOWS is a name that has ruled the whole computer world since its first launch in November 1985 two years after i was born. Since then it is like a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
With many advanced versions of Windows available today such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and it is the most used operating system in the world. 

Yes, MICROSOFT is working on a new generation of operating systems called Cloud-Based Operating System and rumors are there that MIDORI will be their first such operating system, which will replace Windows fully from computer map. How will you adapt to that?..I know you are using a windows application if not the operating system.

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

MIDORI can be also seen as MICROSOFT'S answer those competitors who are applying "Virtualization" as a mean to solving issues within contemporary computing.

The main idea behind MIDORI is to develop a lightweight portable OS which can be mated easily to lots of various applications.

Importance of MIDORI
For knowing the importance of MIDORI you have to think about, how an operating system is loaded on a computer. Actually operating system is loaded onto a hard disk physically located on that machine. In this way, the operating system is tied very tightly to that hardware. As Windows is dependent on hardware, it might face opposition from contemporary ways of working because people are extremely mobile in using different devices in order get diverse information.

Due to this trend installing different applications on a single computer may led to different compatibility issues whenever the machine require updating. The new operating system will solve these problems by the concept of Virtualizing. This will solve problems such as widespread security vulnerabilities, unexpected interactions among different applications, failures caused by errant extensions, plug-ins, and drivers and many more.

From Senior Vice President(Eric Rudder)
The importance of this project for MICROSOFT can be understood by the fact that company choose Eric Rudder , former head of Microsoft's server and tools business and a key member of Chairman Bill Gates' faction of the company, to handle it.

Do we know when it be Launched?
Just Wait and See. Microsoft has not declared any such date about launching of MIDORI, but there are rumors that this project is in incubation phase.


  1. ..Can u imagine everything in a O.S..such as drivers,programs are written in a single code...seems like they're trying to get rid of systems vulnerability.

  2. Their plan is to have a drastically cut down version of the OS and have it access web servers to load applications and data from, basically all that is running is a kernel and a web browser. There are some benefits to this; you don't need to upgrade your software anymore, once it is updated on the server, everyone benefits; your data is accessible from any computer with a web browser (potentially); your computer doesn't need to be a beast just to run the core applications (Vista, I'm looking at you). Of course, there are several downsides. Your data is no longer stored on your own computer but resides on a server owned by a corporation. How do they store it? Is it encrypted? What about backups? There is also the proprietary technology problem. This is Microsoft we are talking about, they are not exactly the most open about how their stuff works. Are folk gonna be able to access their data from a non Midori system (Linux, ,MacOs X etc)? What about viruses? Worms? Another issue is gaming. I'm not a huge gamer but I can see some potential problems. What OS will games run on? Will there be support for fancy graphics? The main concern I have is privacy.

  3. I think its the best way to go so that they can be at the same level with Open Source operating systems. This will be an advanced windows7 and I can see it becoming a success.

  4. Yah Penyaku....
    But i from my view, it will be limiting in most of applications since as you can see most if will be a web-based..Do you think Games and X-box stand alone applications will run on it well? will be moving away to commercial use only, especially for corporate use only..But lets wait and see what Microsoft has in store for us.