The road to Midori: RedHawk, MinSafe and Sapphire

The road to “Midori” is paved with lots of other Microsoft codenames, according to tipsters who’ve been coming out of the woodwork since I made public my latest couple of posts on Midori, Microsoft’s next-gen operating system. Before Microsoft delivers a brand new operating system — be it distributed, object-oriented and/or microkernel-based — the company […]

The road to “Midori” is paved with lots of other Microsoft codenames, according to tipsters who’ve been coming out of the woodwork since I made public my latest couple of posts on Midori, Microsoft’s next-gen operating system.

Before Microsoft delivers a brand new operating system — be it distributed, object-oriented and/or microkernel-based — the company is planning to deliver some new components that will pave the way for Midori. Two of these elements are code-named “Redhawk” and “MinSafe,” according to a few tips I’ve received recently.

Redhawk and MinSafe are two sides of the same coin. Redhawk is the codename for new managed code work being done by the Developer Division, while MinSafe is the codename for the complementary managed code initiative on the Windows side of the house.

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