>>>"Sergey Brin thinks managing your own computer is 'torture'."
I think Sergey Brin is just off his rocker. I've had Windows XP for almost ten years now, and I don't have to "manage" anything. Every year or so I wipe the drive with a fresh XP-CD install, and need to reinstall my favorite programs, but that would be true of any OS, whether it's Mac, Lubuntu, or Chrome. Otherwise WinXP just works. Like my car. Or my microwave*. Or my stereo.
* * The lightbulb burned out, but it still works after 20 years.
The format-reinstalle once a year process is true to Windows users since Windows 95. But I own Macs since my MacIIx w/ MacOS 6, and I never being forced to clean reinstall any of my computer since. I'm on the net since 1993 (yes this is before NCSA Mosaic), I've download so many stuff from the net thru FTP, NNTP, Gopher, and I never ever got any malware on my Macs. Windows is the absolute worst OS to maintain, give a windows machine to some kids, after a while so many trash will be installed you got to reinstall. All household Windows computer i've seen is become unusable with all crapware like search bars and emoticon.
Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.