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Vista +1 details emerge
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Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 04 October 2007 10:34
MS big push forward stuggels to reach " in three years, maybe, to where Citrix was two years ago, with streaming OSes and storage on the Net."
Get ready for streaming OSes
By Charlie Demerjian: Thursday, 04 October 2007, 11:10 AM
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DETAILS ARE STARTING to emerge about what MS has planned for the next version of it's OS - possibly called Windows MeIII - but the presentations seen by the INQ refer to it as Vista +1. This particular presentation centered around two new key features of the OS, diskless PCs and ethernet storage.

The presentation from the IHV forum in August is basically looking at getting MS caught up, in three years, maybe, to where Citrix was two years ago, with streaming OSes and storage on the Net. Most of it relies heavily on iSCSI and similar ethernet block storage technologies, probably a big reason why Intel pushed iSCSI on standard NICs during IDF.

The first part is a streaming OS ala what Citrix and a bunch of others have been doing for years. It centers around a diskless workstations for the enterprise, no storage means security in MS terms. I won't point out that you can compromise a whole host of PCs at once by hacking a single box now, at least this idea seems to have distracted them from popups and other window dressing as security... More    Comment in the Forums
 
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