After reading this article it came to mind that now Vista is more closely modeled after a less lossely coupled data+code instead of closely coupled data+code it might become easier for companies to write drivers for all platforms.
Would this be holding up in practice ?
Regarding the KDE Features Sneak Preview article that was posted here earlier, I have a few corrections to make of that authors article (and one complaint). First, the screenshot shown of the K-Menu that is supposedly for KDE 4 is not accurate. That shot is of kickoff, a SuSE linux customization for KDE that is already available for KDE 3.5.5 for SuSE and other users. Second, it states of Plasma "And the surprise of all things is that it will be possible to run the beautiful Dashboard widgets of Mac OSX in KDE 4.0." which is not true. It will run desktop widgets, but not the Mac OSX ones. And lastly, the first portion of the article is a blatant ripoff of an article I had previously written for dot.kde.org about SVG in KDE... of which he stole some screenshots without any credit whatsoever, not even a link. In fact, the whole article contains nothing but derivative, uncredited material, factual inaccuracies, and ads. Thankfully for him, he got posted to slashdot so his adstream should go up. Please note that dot.kde.org is running a series called "The Road to KDE 4" which is exposing features of KDE 4 on a weekly basis that are carefully checked for accuracy by the members of KDE actually responsible for each of those features."