quote: At least Linux still understands what an OS is...and isn't. An OS isn't a GUI. It's not a web browser. It's not a media player. An OS is the logic necessary for the hardware bits to talk to each other, and a framework for other applications to run on. That's pretty much it.That way, if you want a different GUI, you can use a different GUI. Etc. ad infinitum. We've let MS and Apple move the goalposts on what an OS is to essentially be a whacking huge bundle of dizzying numbers of applications, 99% of which have nothing to do with being an operating system.