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Interesting...hadn't heard about this before. 'Course at this point a commecial version is pure rumor but it's cool that they're researching this at least.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1466
     
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post #2 of 67
sweet. love the name too.
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If this ever is commercialized, I think that it would be a "successor" to Windows in the same way that Win2K was a "successor" to Win98: different to be sure, but still called "Windows" in one way or another. There is just too much recognition established to dump the Windows brand.
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
If this ever is commercialized, I think that it would be a "successor" to Windows in the same way that Win2K was a "successor" to Win98: different to be sure, but still called "Windows" in one way or another. There is just too much recognition established to dump the Windows brand.
I dunno...I could see it coming out as an embedded OS for devices rather than a sucessor. Like you, I can't see Windows going anywhere but something like this would undoubtedly be a smaller footprint for smaller devices.
     
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i Hope Microsoft can run in the glory again with a os that is outstanding.
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sweet. love the name too.
I dont know, if it stink as bad as Windows ME did, it can be called a Midori....Sour?...eh?....eh?...ok....the crowd is not laughing.
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post #7 of 67
Definitely a weird name, would be nice to have another decent commercial level operating system.
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post #8 of 67
People will hate it and people will love it. If they do it it will need to have a win32 emulator to run old crap else no one will use it.
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post #9 of 67
Midori = japanese word for green
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post #10 of 67
The first thought i had when i read it was Midori = MS Doors
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