Yesterday, (October 27, 2008) Microsoft unveiled details of two new operating systems. Currently, the most commonly used operating systems are Windows XP and Windows Vista. Although frequently criticized, often by those who have never used it, Vista is actually a very stable rich environment in which to work, particularly when used with up-to-date machines.
Nevertheless, Microsoft has decided to press ahead with successors for Vista. In late 2009 Windows seven will be released. It will be much like Vista. Around the same time Microsoft will release Windows Azure, an operating system that lives on Microsoft servers and not on your computer. This is called Cloud Computing, the "Cloud" being the Internet. Basically, this means that you won't need an operating system or program: they will all live in the "Cloud".
Whether this works out or not, remains to be seen. However, many companies are already trying this, both with Microsoft and with Google products.
"Cloud computing is one of the most used technology buzz words at present.