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While Microsoft may have just launched both Windows 8 and Windows RT, the company is apparently still working on a non-Windows operating system in secret, code-named Midori.
Midori (Japanese for green) is a web browser that aims to be lightweight and fast. Midori is based on WebKit, the same layout rendering engine used by Safari, Mac's default web browser.
Microsoft has kicked off a research project to create software that will take over when it retires Windows. Called Midori, the cut-down operating system is radically different to Microsoft's older programs. It is centred on...