Azure OS


With the huge success of Microsoft cloud, Microsoft should think to build chrome os alternative, where the OS should be build on Edge, support PWAs and have everything else run in the cloud. and sell it for free and opensource it.

Comments (8)

8 responses to “Azure OS”

  1. Brad Sams

    They had this, it was called Windows RT.

    • Jules Wombat

      In reply to brad-sams:

      I don't perceive Windows RT as a web client, it was pretty heavy and ran version of classical Microsoft Office.

      The suggestion here is to offer a totally web based client. Pretty smart option to offer. Microsoft would make business from the cloud services, which is where the real money is. The client platform OS is a commodity,that most users no longer value.

  2. Paul Thurrott

    Also, "sell it for free"? What does that even mean? :)

  3. jimchamplin

    The success of their cloud service does not translate into success for a desktop OS. That's like saying, "Hey, Texaco is really successful at selling gas to people who drive cars. Texaco should sell cars!"

    Also, if you think they're going to release any part of their OS stack as OSS, you may have eaten the wrong brownies. ;)

  4. Peter klobčič

    My thought was, have something very stripped down, with extremely long battery life, and run all the heavy applications in the cloud, which RT didn't have plus now you will have 5G which will allow needed data transfer speed.