That's great, they even have a picture of Fabian Mohn putting the atom to be imaged into the scope:-
Would having wireless carriers be dumb pipes really be so bad?
Not as far as I'm concerned. The sooner the carriers work out where the future is taking them, the sooner they can change their 'investment' in phone branding to improving their network infrastructure.
Fantastically consistent command line interface. Tools that were designed to do the job rather than just thrown together. Sadly the only current hardware OpenVMS runs on is iTanic. So it's days are numbered.
Fine grained multi tasking, and avoiding mutexs. I think BeOS uses message passing to implement inter process communications. In engineering terms, it is the most modern desktop operating system.
It is difficult to get a buffer overflow exploit to run the command line interpreter, when the operating system doesn't have a command line interpreter.