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Whatever about Windows 8, I completely disagree about Win95. Windows XP was revolutionary, as it at last merged the consumer (W95/W98) and enterprise (W2000) platforms, and for the first time consumer machines needed a spec >= that of enterprise machines. As a result, hardware prices dropped dramatically (at last I could buy a laptop with enough memory to run a 32-bit OS for a reasonable price), and XP was so good that there was no longer any compelling reason for further OS upgrades. Your focus seems to be on UI design ("...a stream of mostly minor and often inconsequential design changes in Windows") - but these are mostly just fashion fads - Aero is cool, Aero is old hat ...
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2012 on Betting the Company on Windows 8 at Coding Horror
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