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    felix9

    some more funny hints.

    CLR was called COR or 'Component Object Runtime', as the next version of COM.

    .NET was called  NGWS or 'Next Generation Windows Services'.

    https://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2000/jun00/forumumbrellapr.mspx

    .NET has these goals:

    Improved User Experience Puts People in Control
    Ease of Use/Simplicity
    Internet Standards
    Business Integration and Opportunity

    .NET has such a component

    .NET User Experience. A new set of technologies for building next-generation user experiences, including the new Universal Canvas XML-based compound information architecture, natural user interface, ......

    and .NET Passport has a role in the picture,

    So Windows 8 looks like a 'reimplementation' of all these vision of NGWS, 10 years after, right ?

    Gates RULEZ!