Windows client OS today suffers. It is desperately shackled into the legacy.
As many of my readers might know, I was speculating (for last several years or so) about the future of Windows architecture. And I was wondering why is not every Windows OS an Hypervisor. Such an obvious and elegant solution. For many deep-rooted problems,
Microsoft Architects knew all of this, even without my blog of course. And voila! Here it is. The first implementation of this architecture. Developed in a typical unapologetically efficient manner of Microsoft 2015. No legacy, no desktop … no even MSI! The result is stunning. Olympiad of speculations on Windows future has already started in its full bloom.
I could not summarize it better than Jonathan in his article bellow:
… perhaps more interestingly, and certainly from a longer-term perspective, Windows Nano Server represents the future of Windows: a future where there is clean break from the necessities to support past applications and legacy code, a future where Windows can work remotely in a very lightweight, scalable, supportable way.
I might only add this (the core of my ideas you already know):
- On this OS anything can run (legacy included) in its own VM.
- There is no reason not to use this architecture as a client OS.
Enjoy this article:
To actually try NANO Server please start from HERE.