Sunday, April 6, 2008

Windows Modular - Critique of Vapor OS

I just read an interesting read over at Ars Technica about the next version of Windows (named Windows 7, as of now) and speculation on the reason why it will 'suck'.

http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/modular-windows-will-suck.ars

As I read it, there is a compelling argument for moving away from the ONE SIZE FITS ALL pricing of an OS to a more modularized approach of picking the parts you want/need and paying for those.

However, too much speculation is written on what could only be gleamed from the little bits and pieces we have heard about the OS.  I don't think it is fair to write such a piece so early in the process.  Last time I checked, there wasn't a ONE SIZE FITS ALL price for VISTA as is!  You got:

  • HOME BASIC
  • HOME PREMIUM
  • BUSINESS
  • ULTIMATE

I think a modular form of Operating System will benefit Microsoft in helping keep in check the rampart libraries with multiple exploits and will help steel the OS against future attacks.  I commend Microsoft and hope they implement and execute on their plan properly, or face the scorn of the user community.  Let's not revisit a Vista debacle again.

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