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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 December 30, 2013


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 August 5, 2008


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


To challenge Google, Microsoft might want to think Apple

Redmond's challenge is to prove the Windows experience is worth paying for. If it is looking for a game plan, it might want to look at how the Mac has tackled the PC.

By July 8, 2009


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 April 8, 2009


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 August 4, 2008


Microsoft gets paid twice as Vista users downgrade to XP

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

By August 19, 2008


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 August 17, 2008


Crave Podcast 97: Windows is dead!

In podcast 97, Rory Reid's back, along with his Man Friday Ian Morris, his woman Thursday Kate Macefield, and some random Aussie called Luke Anderson

By August 8, 2008


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 August 5, 2008