Microsoft's Strategy to replace Windows OSes

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Some of you have heard previously of the Singularity OS research project at Microsoft Research. It was said to have employed some ~1200 PhDs and redesigned a new OS from the ground up in terms of security (I have long called Windows the Swiss cheese OS of security due to its lack of security).

    Singularity, however, possessed no pathway to bridge over to Microsoft's revenue generating applications.

    Somewhere along the line, the Midori project has taken up the cause for Microsoft's push to have a viable future that will not be the butt of security jokes in the computer industry of the future, although, I am sure Microsoft has cemented its place in the lack-of-security fame category.

    The project has been written about notably by Mary Jo Foley (see Reference #9 at link above) and David Worthington (see External Links at link above).

    If you are the least bit interested in Microsoft's life after Windows, the External Links are recommended reading at the link above.

    -- Tom
     
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