Gates testified monolithic OS design is a necessity today.
He lied. He knows that he lied. Nothing new.
Here are my predictions:
- Windows is already being componentized and fractured.
- Windows will soon become a commodity.
- The tradition of building monolithic systems is already dead.
Finally: The notion of the government being invloved in this process in any way is absurd. [Craig Burton: logs, links, life, and lexicon]