Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 17:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Taking a break from reporting on the latest netbook or phone rumours, Engadget posted an article yesterday about several elements in desktop operating systems writer Paul Miller finds outdated. While there's some interesting stuff in there, there's also a lot to discuss.
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The OS exists to launch applications
by nt_jerkface on Sat 23rd Jan 2010 09:08 UTC
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Reaching the "good enough" plane has taken decades and there is still a lot of work to be done in the areas of security and power efficiency.

You're not supposed to be entertained by the OS, that's the job of the application.

His solution: Try harder. Add some dancing monkeys or something. Entertain me damn it!

I thought his complaint about Windows starter being $50 was lame as well. A freaking Wii game costs $50.

He is right about how pc gaming hardware should be standardized but that should have happened 10 years ago. It's too late now anyways, the typical game development company could care less about your 1.21 jigawatt gaming pc with flashing LED dragon lights. There's more money in consoles and igpu friendly pc games.

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