Why Windows needs to go back to the basics

Once upon a time, operating systems managed the resources of computers, and that was about it. But after the PC revolution, most software makers started subscribing to the theory that bigger means better. But does it? Jonathan Yarden looks back at how Windows became so feature-heavy and tells you why he thinks Microsoft needs to go back to the basics.......For example, how many home computer users really need to have NetBIOS enabled by default and accessible over TCP/IP? (Not that many.) However, Microsoft decided to enable NetBIOS by default, leaving millions of computers at risk to well-reported worms and Trojans. Why Windows needs to go back to the basics

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