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If you search my post history, you will not find a lack of complaints of mine about how much of a piece of crap Windohs 10 is especially in regards to their crap updates. I have had several updates that would have turned my PCs into heaps of that would have taken days to repair had I not adopted a practice of an image backup before applying an update. And then, I complained profusely on the Windohs feedback forums and they finally fixed some of the complaints I had.
Speaking as a software engineer by profession, google is applying a general software design pattern that might not play out as well as it sounds on paper. If you are writing something that depends on another module's functionality, what happens if that module does not exist?? You end up writing your own anyway, or pay someone to write it for you, which would essentially mean that their new OS has not brought any improvements for you as a developer.
From my perspective, the trouble with behemoths like M$, gagme, and crapple is that they are all full of themselves. IMO, they think that they are doing a wonderful job, and that no one else could possibly do better, and that everyone loves them (take, for instance, the new iPhone "Candy Man" Commercial - good god - Talk about arrogance and trying to appeal to the baser human desires to sell a cell phone. ). Often, they end up writing stuff that is such a departure from an established standard that it is difficult to use, but they see it as having improved on the standard. In M$ documentation in days past, I literally ran across the statement, "At Microsoft, we always like to think that we can improve on a standard" as if they had no clue as to the real intent of a "standard."
As I said, whether gagme's new OS is better for developers will take time to determine.
And, I am not even going to get into the IoT aspect of things (I.e., Nest), which because of security holes from various companies, could easily be argued is not going too well.
Oh well. With IoT better late than never to actually implement security into it.