Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Microsoft Announces New Operating Systems

Yesterday (October 27, 2008) Microsoft unveiled details of two new operating systems.

Currently, the most commonly used Microsoft operating systems are Windows XP and Windows Vista. Although frequently critisized, often by those have never used it, Vista is acually a very stable, rich environment in which work, particulary when used with up to date machines.

Nevertheless, Microsoft has decided to press ahead with successors for Vista. In late 2009

Windows 7 will be released. It will be much like Vista. Around the same time Microsoft will release Windows Azure, an operating system that lives on Microsoft servers and not in your computer. This is called Cloud Computing, the "Cloud" meaning the Internet. Basically this means that you won't need an operating system or program: they will all live in the "Cloud."

Wheter this works out or not remains to be seen. However, many companies are already trying this, both with Microsoft and with Google products.

Cloud computing is one of the most used technology buzz words at present.

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