Also the author is the kind of people who will (probably, this is an assumption) tell “lets just use linux instead”. Which is obviously a solution, and obviously the worst possible. No, the users must keep their mouth closed, they never should critize the company, we should only be nostalgic what was back then, and we should just use linux instead.
This is bad.
apfel should not exist, ms should not exist, linux and bsd should be the past, just like x11 and everything *nix, as we know, unix was a mistake.
But interestingly the linux supporters, who says everybody should learn linux are the ones who cannot learn anything new, they are cemented themselves so deep into the ecosystem, there is no way out. “This pays my checks!” or “It does the job”, which means a wannabe-mainframe kernel is definetely the best pick for desktop use. And i am the santa claus (which i am, but thats not the pont).
I still think gnu and linuks were a mistake and a they and their users are the biggest harm for the humanity in the modern history.
(Sorry, but i am even against to use their names, because the harm they made.)
My pragmatic way is just to drop everything you dislike, even if partially dislike it. There is nothing kept at the end? Good. Just build something from scratch. But NOOOOOOOOOOOO, you can’t reinvent the wheel, it must be posix compilinat at least or your project is dead at birth. Which is a way to keep the tradition, eg. they don’t have to learn new things, only the users. Which is nice.
So writing things about how nice apfel was back then is futile, and shouldn’t ever done. Some will argue: “But UX! Haiku can learn from this!” If the Haiku devs are not stupid (and i think they are not) they know how to do things. Also they have mouth to ask the other devs and users. Change for the sake of change is not a solution and never was. It is just a marketing tool. We don’t develop things for the end user anymore, we develop things for the marketing people to make them able to say: “Our stuff can even do this and that!” When was the last time you asked: “Who cares about that stuff?”
Humans were maybe a mistake too.