lucy24 - 10:30 am on Jun 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
it wasn’t born out of a need or demand
What on earth are they talking about? The people who sell computers need to keep selling new ones-- planned obsolescence, right?-- and software manufacturers need to squeeze more money out of users by selling upgrades to make the old product work on a new computer. So everyone demands a new operating system every few years.
If the new system is lousy, so much the better, because then you can come out with a still newer one next year.