Microsoft is secretly working on a new OS with the core team of Vista, sounds exciting? well indeed it is. Some insiders have told me that this new OS is not based on DOS unlike all Windows and it wont be prefix Windows just Omnigo as for now. This OS is being built for their future devices such as Surface and upcoming Gadgets(I sense Mac OS X) and moreover the development is moving rapidly as if Microsoft is planning to release this by 2008 itself. The team behind this project have all been the part of original Windows thus everybody is really enjoying working together and enthusiastic about this upcoming OS.
Coming on to features it is confirmed that you wouldn't require keyboard or mouse to use it, It will be used in touchscreen interface and since its being developed from scratch specifically for such devices. It might give Mac OS X a tough competition with gadgets like Surface, Zune Phone (maybe).
Lets hope for the best, although we can't really expect much from Microsoft but if everything turns out well. They can gain the reputation back with the upcoming Surface Table and the new Technologies being developed all while giving Apple, Googler really really hard time.
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