More details on Midori (“asynchronous-only architecture that is built for task concurrency and parallel use of local and distributed resources, with a distributed component-based and data-driven application model, and dynamic management of power and other resources”). Midori sounds promising assuming this article is true, and assuming (big) that Microsoft can deliver this side of 2015.
This article appears to concur with my that Windows compatability is a real issue, and needs to be broken in the future. “astonishingly ambitious undertaking” is an under statements, especially given the history of what Microsoft has been able to release. Lets hope Midori does materialise sometime soon.