Linked by David Adams on Mon 4th Oct 2010 19:32 UTC, submitted by Idefix
OSNews, Generic OSes Once upon a time, operating systems used to matter a lot; they defined what a computer could and couldn't do... Today, there's only one operating system: Unix (okay, there are two, but we'll get to that). This is why I contend that the OS doesn't matter - or that we need to take another look at the word's content, at what we mean when we say 'Operating System'.
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It doesn't anymore...
by mfaudzinr on Mon 4th Oct 2010 21:49 UTC
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I agree. The OS landscape is quite mature. It's the userland that makes a different. Take any platform - slap it with a user experience which makes most sense and friendly enough it mimics how we think, that would make a lot of difference. I use Windows 7 (Happy with it) but I pine for a Mac more for its aesthetics. Should someone slap a better experience on Future Windows or Linux or any other OS for that matter than it is moot.

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