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The term "operating system"
Is there an agreed-upon definition of "operating system"?
My overriding concern, as a consumer, is keystrokes. My understanding
is that Windows handles certain keystrokes in a manner that application
programs cannot "see," and that it provides apps with no way to handle
those keystrokes themselves. Can our tech types confirm or refute this?
Such behavior, in my carefully considered opinion, far oversteps the
bounds of what an operating system should do.
(Let us not hear about how great Windows key bindings are or how we
need a consistent keyboard interface for everyone from six-year-olds to
100-wpm touch typists. I've been grinding this ax for a LONG time, and
it's VERY sharp.)