According to Steve Ballmer, Microsoft is set to unveil what he calls “Windows Cloud” within a month.
The operating system, which will likely have a different name, is intended for developers writing cloud-computing applications, said Ballmer.
Ballmer was quick to point out that Microsoft doesn’t envision products such as the Office productivity suite moving entirely off desktop PCs and onto the Internet. But Microsoft is working on a service that would let people do “light editing” of Office documents at places such as a public Internet kiosk.
The thing is, Windows Cloud is a separate project from Windows 7, so we’d probably see a stripped-down Vista or XP here. Are you interested in using Windows Cloud on your ASUS Eee, or are you satisfied with your OS (Windows/Linux) running Firefox or Chrome? Tell me what you think.
Microsoft will soon release ‘Windows Cloud’ OS, Ballmer says [via Lifehacker]