Story: What Microsoft should do with all that cash - ZDNet "So what should Bill and Steve do with these wondrous resources? My suggestion: Start over.
Yes, I think they should build a new operating system, as much from scratch as necessary to solve Windows's most intractable problem: It's not all that easy to use and really isn't getting any easier. It's also bloated with features and controls that most people never need, further weakening its ease of use.
In short, we need a new Microsoft OS that's actually easy to use, runs easy-to-use applications, and adapts itself to each user's specific digital environment--the other computers, phones, music devices, video gear, still cameras, etc., with which most of us surround our PCs."
So much fun to be provocatively opinionated, and to set the stage for a fictitious "I told them so!" when Longhorn details are unveiled... Such a fine line between journalism and entertainment, these days.