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Microsoft taking a sip of Midori

The software maker has an "incubation project" that is exploring what an all-new operating system might look like. But it's too soon to say that the company has found Windows' replacement.

By Aug. 5, 2008

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A non-Windows OS? Microsoft drops clues

We take stock of some recent developments of note regarding Microsoft's hush-hush "Midori" operating system project.

By Dec. 30, 2013

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Microsoft forges ahead with new home-automation OS

In a handful of real homes, Microsoft is testing a prototype of a home-automation operating system on which its researchers have been working for several years.

By Apr. 27, 2012

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Microsoft nabs Sun chip executive

Marc Tremblay, one of the main architects of the Sparc line of chips, is headed to Redmond as a "distinguished engineer" after spending 18 years at Sun.

By Apr. 8, 2009

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Toyota's viral hit makes the minivan (almost) cool

A music video spot for the Toyota Sienna might just get families grooving to the idea of a minivan a "swagger wagon."

By May. 7, 2010

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Microsoft gets paid twice as Vista users downgrade to XP

Microsoft has a far deeper problem with Vista than it had originally expected.

By Aug. 19, 2008

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Buzz Out Loud 780: Microsoft to dump Windows?

Details are leaking out about a post-Windows OS from Microsoft, code-name Midori, that would use virtualization and the cloud to manage your computing life. Throw in the semantic Web and you have a buzzword threefer!

By Aug. 4, 2008

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CNET News Daily Podcast: Tech giants head for the clouds

Apple issues a rare mea culpa; Vint Cerf on how to handle the Internet traffic jam; and why Microsoft is imagining a world without Windows.

By Aug. 5, 2008

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The cloud is not a computer

Some computing processes work better when left on the ground.

By Aug. 5, 2008

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The end of Windows as we knew it

Microsoft is not dead and, indeed, is looking forward with a cloud-plus-desktop strategy that may help it to compete in the race to lock in as many users as the cloud can.

By Aug. 17, 2008