...to have come so far without begin sued by Microsoft Corporation.
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The Apple Studio is a toy. It supports up to 1 concurrent users, who will be able to run Safari, Angry Birds, Word and Excel. It has a paltry 20 cores, 128 GB of RAM and an SSD. No PCIe slots.
ASCI White was a supercomputer and ran all manner of state of the art software. ASCI White had 8,192 processors, 6 terabytes (TB) of memory, and 160 TB of disk storage [Wikipedia].
Microsoft may have confused the competition with their .NET strategy. You had an MS Office .NET, Windows .NET, Visual Studio .NET, etc. If I remember correctly, the core part was their attempt to monopolise the web with Microsoft Hailstorm and Microsoft Passport. The rest of the computer industry would not follow the leader.
I looked it up and Hash Browns turn out to a an American invention -- suitable accompaniments for hamburgers. They seem to very similar to Swiss rösti. In Europe you can these:
The version that sucked least was Windows 2000. It was sort of stable. The GUI was almost usable.
How many PCs will be bricked trying to upgrade to Windows 11.
P.S. What will be the version number of Windows 11? Why can't they think of a catchier name like 'Windows XQZ' or 'Fall Guy Edition'.
Java probably had the right idea: a modestly complex core language plus a rich set of libraries, which provide a modicum of platform neutrality and portability. Code written against the Windows API does not run reliably on IBM Z or MacIntosh.
That leaves developers with an occasional need for using some Open Source libraries for functionality that no Operating System provides itself.