Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Aug 2011 17:51 UTC
Microsoft Though the patent has only surfaced now, Microsoft has been working on this concept for quite some time. As far back as 2009 similar systems have been discussed on various Microsoft blogs. There was also the Midori OS project that had bloggers buzzing about its post-Windows potential and integration with Microsoft's cloud platform, Azure. Steve Ballmer himself has called Windows 8 Microsoft's riskiest bet yet -- could this streaming tech make make an appearance in the upcoming OS?
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Prior Art?
by senshikaze on Wed 17th Aug 2011 19:12 UTC
senshikaze
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2011-03-08

Shouldn't PXE and/or remote desktop count as prior art? Maybe I missed something.

(Also, floppies? Who the hell uses floppies?)

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RE: Prior Art?
by historyb on Thu 18th Aug 2011 00:34 UTC in reply to "Prior Art?"
historyb Member since:
2005-07-06

I use floppies for old time sake sometimes ;)

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prior art
by TechGeek on Thu 18th Aug 2011 01:10 UTC
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2006-01-14

Actually, running a system from an nfs mount is probably as close to streaming an OS as you will get. Unless they have some other idea of what streaming is.

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RE: prior art
by Lennie on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:17 UTC in reply to "prior art"
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2007-09-22

Even iSCSI as used by many virtual machine installations would be similair I guess.

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What if I have Prior Art!!!
by JohnSokol on Thu 18th Aug 2011 15:52 UTC
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2011-08-18

I explained this concept in a public talk and published the Slide back in 2001.

http://johnsokol.blogspot.com/2011/07/amorphous-os-talk.html

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RE: What if I have Prior Art!!!
by Lennie on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:08 UTC in reply to "What if I have Prior Art!!!"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Not only that, but PXE-booting over the internet already exists: http://boot.kernel.org/

Although that project is from 2009 as well.

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