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      CommentAuthorhmobius
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2008 edited
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    Well, for a change we can blame Google for pioneering always-online apps with their docs and spreadsheet apps, and of course the vaporware of Google OS, which Chrome has recently been accused of being the forbear. On Wednesday at a keynote in London, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer announced that Microsoft will be previewing TWO new versions of Windows at their Professional Developers Conference in LA at the end of the month. Windows 7 we'd heard about already, but the currently named Windows Cloud was new - a Windows online OS that Google OS will probably really want to be should it ever be released.

    And it'll be demo'd in three weeks.

    Erm, crikey. They sort of kept that one quiet.
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    As a layman: any chance this'll mean future Windows editions aren't ludicrously bloated and don't require regular multi-gig updates?
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      CommentAuthorhmobius
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2008
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    Unlikely.
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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2008
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    Improbable.

    It sounds like another piece of cheese to virus spreaders.
    • CommentAuthorjarod
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2008
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    Isn't that the Mesh thing Ray Ozzie was going on about a while ago?