Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister
If that was the generally accepted perspective, we could probably go back to the Model T. Just because the driver may be old or slow, doesn't mean that he doesn't appreciate a fast, slick sportscar.
However even a brand new Ferrari hasn't made the Horse obsolete -- many people still like riding them (or betting on them too). Actually there are plenty of places where a Horse works far better than a car in any case.
Of course we need progress - but most of that will be done in future by specialized components which will perform individual functions -- look at mobile phones -- whatever the advance in "Smart phones" etc and their built in OS'es it still takes us just as long to communicate via voice or text as it did with the old "Brick" phones. Humans don't speak or text any faster than they did years ago in spite of the fact that todays phones are LIGHT YEARS faster than the old ones.
What my point is saying is that as far as the USER is concerned there isn't a huge more we can do to speed up the current version of the OS. Even if you do have a brand new Windows 8 OS which requires half as much memory and gives us double the amount of disk space the average user will barely notice it.
I'm not saying we shouldn't invent / design new OS'es - certainly for specialized purposes like "Virtualisation" -- but don't expect the average user to actually see any benefit. What a typical user needs these days is FAST INTERNET access and this is usually totally outside the control of the OS.