Windows Midori?

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Microsoft's new operating system research project is mysteriously named "Midori". But why? Coining the codenames for consumer tech products can be a tricky business.
If your project was designing a new way of coupling articulated lorries or maximising efficiency in polymer production, you wouldn't have to worry too much about the working title.



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There's a seemingly related (related to Singularity) project under development at Microsoft which has been hush-hush. That project, codenamed 'Midori,' is a new Microsoft operating-system platform that supposedly supersedes Windows. Midori is in incubation, which means it is a little closer to market than most Microsoft Research projects, but not yet close enough to be available in any kind of early preview form.
What's also interesting about Midori is who is running the project. One-time Gates heir-apparent Eric Rudder is heading up the effort. Midori is being incubated under Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie's wing.
 
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