Saturday, October 04, 2008

Microsoft Promises New, Fluffier Version of Windows - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

Hmm -- that would be Mr. Cutler of VMS and NT fame...

So what exactly is Windows Cloud? Well, Microsoft won’t budge on exact details just yet.

But Dave Cutler, one of the company’s top software engineers, has spent years working on a project code-named Red Dog that some suspect will serve as the underpinning for the new operating system. Mr. Cutler has a knack for developing sophisticated code, and he may have come up with an operating system tailored to this notion of distributing software across thousands of servers and letting customers tap into all that horsepower from their home or office computers.

Microsoft Promises New, Fluffier Version of Windows - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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