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.
We take stock of some recent developments of note regarding Microsoft's hush-hush "Midori" operating system project.
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.
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.
A music video spot for the Toyota Sienna might just get families grooving to the idea of a minivan a "swagger wagon."
Microsoft has a far deeper problem with Vista than it had originally expected.
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!
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.
Some computing processes work better when left on the ground.
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.