Last Updated on: 5th November 2023, 12:33 pm

Web site: (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Research
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, x86_64, ARM
Based on: Singularity
Wikipedia: Midori_(operating_system)
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2015

Midori – an offshoot of Microsoft Research’s Singularity operating system, the tools and libraries of which are completely managed code. Midori is designed to run directly on native hardware (x86, x64 and ARM), be hosted on the Windows Hyper-V hypervisor, or even be hosted by a Windows process.

One of Microsoft’s goals is to provide options for Midori applications to co-exist with and interoperate with existing Windows applications, as well as to provide a migration path.

Building Midori from the ground up to be connected underscores how much computing has changed since Microsoft’s engineers first designed Windows; there was no Internet as we understand it today, the PC was the user’s sole device and concurrency was a research topic.

Midori focuses on concurrency, both for distributed applications and local ones.

The project was under active development between 2008 and 2015.

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