Are these major OS overhauls coming more and more frequently? Or am I just getting older and time seems to be passing faster?
I suspect that Moore's Law can be adapted to this phenomenon..
If you deal with software companies as much as I do, you see a bizarre myopia, especially in operating system development. These people deal specifically with the operating system, something that used to be invisible to the end user, and the better is was the more invisible it was, but sometime around the rise of the Apple Macintosh the operating system became the *focus* of the computer. Now it seems that we've become indoctrinated to this view.