You're still thinking in a 1983 mentality where that's all the the OS was supposed to do. Windows isn't just an operating system. The kernel is the operating system, but the whole of Windows offers much more. Windows includes applications. Superfetch, file indexing, the WDM, Aero, and the driver stacks can all be considered applications in their own right. Don't like them? Fine. Go to services.msc and disable them permanently and leave yourself with just the "operating system." I myself prefer having these applications work behind the scenes for me under the umbrella of "Windows" branding.
I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes "The judge in the Wikileaks case has dissolved the injunction against Wikileaks, which means that it can get its .org domain back. He defended his prior ruling because it was based on the pittance of information the bank and registrar had provided him, saying 'This is a case in which we had a (dispute) with named parties, and the parties were duly served. One of which properly responded and came to this court with a proposed settlement in this lawsuit... Nobody filed any timely responses to the court's order.'"
E Online is reporting that a new spinoff is currently in the works to feature Cleveland, the soft-spoken neighbor in popular animated sitcom Family Guy. "Not much is known about Cleveland other than the fact it will revolve around the Brown clan. It's unclear whether the series will remain set in the town of Quahog or whether Cleveland, along with his wife and son, will continue to appear on Family Guy, though as both series are animated, the double-billing won't so much be a logistical problem as a creative decision."