Microsoft working on a palm size portable mini-laptop

Do you enjoy working with your Surface Pro?  Microsoft is on a roll recently, launching innovative and game-changing devices like the Microsoft Studio and the Surface Pro – or even the Surface Book for that matter – in the recent past. And now, it aims to do more.

If reports are to be believed, Microsoft is going to come out with a revolutionary device in its Surface lineup of products. Document relating to the project was obtained by The Verge and tech site Thurrott which revealed interesting features and specifications about the device.

The project is nicknamed ‘Andromeda’ in the Microsoft circle and promises to be a dual screen device based around a hinge. It will feature a wraparound screen and expand to become a tablet or mini-laptop. When folded, the device is set to fit in the palm of your hands.

Microsoft has defined the device in the document in quite interesting terms. The document describes the device as a unique pocketable Surface device form factor that creates innovative hardware and software experience to deliver a versatile and personal computing experience.

The details about the project have also come out previously in various leaks. People have even tracked down the patents relating to the design of the device. A designer had created a 3D mockup of the device based on the details provided in the document and posted on Twitter last year. The Verge got hold of the mockups and confirmed that the design matched the prototypes created by Microsoft.

The new device will be the turnaround for Microsoft that is recovering from the poor performance of the Windows phones in the market. The ‘Andromeda’ will be directly competing against the high profile smartphones that boast of impressive specifications. If will also have other competitors like Intel who is working on a similar project called Tiger Rapids. Reportedly, it can take down handwritten notes and expand to become a mini-laptop with a touchscreen keyboard.

Whether we will able to see the ‘Andromeda’ hit the market or not is still up for speculation. The tech news site Thurrott expressed that the plans may not turn to reality. Microsoft is known to cancel projects even when the launch had been planned so it can turn out to be the same this time. Also, the project was headed by Terry Myerson who had the charge of the Windows devices but left the company in the beginning of 2018. Also, Microsoft had declined to make any comments about the project so far even when Fortune contacted them.

But we have counter reports and opinions too! Forbes reports that the ‘Andromeda’ is expected to hit the market in the fourth quarter of 2018. They have also planned to launch OEM partners who will release similar form factors after the introduction of ‘Andromeda.’ It looks like we have to wait for the year to proceed before we can say anything sure about the Microsoft project. The Fortune has also promised to release an update they receive from Microsoft so we have no option but to wait!

Microsoft . NET Core 2.0 comes to Red Hat Linux

The relationship between Red Hat is becoming more intimate with time and the tech world is quite surprised and pleased with the developments. In a recent case, the Red Hat Linux operating system is going to support open source Microsoft . NET Core 2.0 on various Red Hat platforms like RHEL and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. Linux operating system offers a wide range of possibilities, especially for game lovers. That is why you can easily play any installed or online games presented by one of the trusted website Valley Games entertainment source – here you can find detailed information about the best Canadian online casino.

It’s A Busy Time for All Developers

The new system will make developers do a lot more than they possibly could before.

The programming framework from Microsoft was introduced just few weeks back in August 14. The .Net Core is an open source modular and lightweight platform which can be used to develop cross-platform micro-services and web applications. The Net development platform operating on Linux, Windows and iOS is also used to deploy applications to clouds and operating systems of Red Hat.

.Net Standard 2.0 performs glitch free on the .Net Core making it a versatile and flexible platform for all .Net workloads or runtimes. The latest version of .Net Standard 2.0 has witnessed a strong growth in APIs (application programming interfaces) from 13,000 in NET Standard 1.6 to a staggering 32,000 in the 2.0 version.

About the New Red Hat Linux

The main programming language developed by Microsoft is almost a complete cross-platform in its approach as most of the APIs consist of .NET Framework APIs. This would enable developers to port their current .NET Framework code to the .NET Standard easily in a hassle free way.

What do the Experts Say?

Senior director of Developer Programs of Red Hat, Harry Mower expressed that their company was facilitating the expansion and utilization of .NET as it is one of the most used development platforms in the world.

Red Hat has been supporting the .NET Core community for a long time and the recent integration has led to a development of a complete open-source development solution with strong support and backup. Using the guidance and expertise of Red Hat enterprises can now carry out .NET workloads related to production on non-Window systems.

Bill Gates was not available to make any statement about the development between Linux and Microsoft. It is interesting to note that he holds only 13% of Microsoft in these days. Both Linux and Microsoft had other deals in recent past one of them being porting of the SQL server to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Should You Go For It?

Red Hat’s container app platform Red Hat OpenShift is also going to run Windows Server containers. In 2018, Microsoft Azure will support OpenShift Dedicated solution. Then there are words that Red Hat Enterprise Linux workloads will be supported on Azure Stack.

Red Hat is looking to make their platform ideal for .Net and will be rolling out ASP.NET Core 2.0 along with .NET Core 2.0 and .NET Standard 2.0. The company is the first in the industry to provide complete enterprise-grade support to .NET Core over its products and solutions.