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I've been doing some sideline research on what it would take to hit the Reset button (I like the way you phrased that!).

I wonder if that's what Google, Apple, etc., did when they came out with things like Android. OS'es don't have to be as complex as Windows or as convoluted as Linux.

Both have good features but carry so much legacy garbage that they become virtually unusable. Both are based on 1970's technology and little has been done to start from scratch, probably because nobody has the deep pockets or the will power to do it.

Things that might be done differently, IMO, include a programming language that is less error prone and more readable than current languages like C++ and javascript; consistent, clear naming conventions for utilities like using "copy" instead of "cp", less emphasis on "themes", better version and dependency usage, less hardware variation thus avoiding driver issues...just to name a few.

Scrapping compatibility goes a long way towards solving a lot of the legacy issues. Scrapping the idea of "being all things to all people" takes it even further.

Then, getting management out the picture would help as well. (I can't tell you how many times I've heard a manager say something like "We need to do....because _____ (fill in his favorite competitor) is doing it."

Or, maybe Artificial Intelligence will bring some real intelligence to the issue.

Just my thoughts.
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