Anybody else wish Home/Business were seperated again?
I think i prefered it when Microsoft had consumer OS and a business OS ie NT 4 / 98. I am glad MS moved the consumer over to NT kernel, but i wish MS would do a seperate Windows line with a longer support cycle that is refreshed with Service Packs instead of a new version of Windows completely. So for example the business product would have at least a 10 year mainstream life, and if new technology such as USB 3 comes along its supported in a Service Pack.
Consumers like all new bells and whistles and shiney things, but in the non consumer world the computer is there to do a job and that job only, and you rarely gain anything in comparasion to the costs of deploying a whole new OS. When i was in Barclays yesterday the tills were still running XP, but it works and does the job, if they upgraded to Windows 7 or 8 it would still be doing the same job just with the expensive of new licences, hardware and no gain.
Am i the only one who would like a more long term version of Windows for places where its there to do a job and not just look nice?