) will soon be introducing a brand new computer programming
language. This programming language, in turn, would be used to
develop an operating system called "Midori" whose operations will
not be similar to Windows in any way.
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The new programming language is code-named "M#" as per reports
and is an extension of C#. Midori represents a highly-dependable
operating system in which the kernel, device drivers, and
applications are all written in managed codes.
Managed code is a term coined by Microsoft to identify computer
program source code that will execute only under the management
of a Common Language Runtime virtual machine.
Midori is not compatible with the Windows apps that are already
out on the market. However, it is likely that certain features of
Midori could well be integrated into the next version of Windows,
namely Windows 9.
Midori is reportedly designed to cater to the need for writing
apps for cloud computing. However, Midori is not the only
language to cater to cloud-computing.
) too created a new programming language called Golang (or Go) to
develop apps for the cloud. Golang has proved to be an improved
) Java and Microsoft's very own language .Net.
Microsoft is aiming to gain market share in cloud computing
through its Azure cloud service. In this regard, we believe that
a dedicated cloud operating system will boost Microsoft's
competitive position against the likes of
However, the focus now remains on the growth trajectory of
Windows 8. The company is still persuading developers to write
more apps for Windows 8, which has failed to impress due to lack
of user-friendly nature and has nothing new to offer.
In such a scenario, we believe that it is very unlikely for
Microsoft to launch a full-fledged non-Windows operating system
anytime in the near future.
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