Windows Could Use a Rush of Fresh Air

It's got to be bad when the New York Times starts going public about how bad your OS is:
Beginning as a thin veneer for older software code, it has become an obese monolith built on an ancient frame. Adding features, plugging security holes, fixing bugs, fixing the fixes that never worked properly, all while maintaining compatibility with older software and hardware — is there anything Windows doesn’t try to do? [emphasis added]
This is, I feel, the biggest problem with Windows – it tries to be everything for everyone and hence has very little room to move around, because there are just so many constraints binding it.



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