Could Windows 8 work like Chrome OS?

Interesting article shows some slides from a Microsoft presentation about the architecture of Windows Next.   The snip below is the assessment they give of Windows 7.  Pretty much.  Their solution is to serve up a virtual desktop not unlike Chrome OS, with apps stored in the cloud and updated centrally to quickly patch securoity holes and bugs.

DailyTech – Slides Reveal That Windows 8 May go Fully Virtualized

With a traditional OS, maintenance burden is on the user or their hired help.  The company writes in the presentation, “[Customers today] see application compatibility issues, they see DLL hell, they see an inability to manage efficiently, they see high costs associated with maintenance and upgrades, they see a relatively short lifespan…..This cannot continue. Customers are increasingly refusing to let this continue.”

Published in: on November 18, 2010 at 10:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

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