Part of the reason I mentioned "editor/compiler/debugger ecosystem" combo is that I know there are people on HMN already working on each of those things, so the expertise is already there to some extent. But of course there's no reason why it necessarily has to be that, or why there can't be more than one thing, as you mentioned.
When I think about things where platform/OS complexity is the major limiting factor in productivity, audio is actually a big one that comes to mind. Between different audio cards, different audio devices, different audio sources, different audio formats (sample rates, bit depths), different audio this that and the other thing, it seems like there's always a number of problems that come up and require a number of workarounds. For example, FL Studio ran dog slow on my old win7 box without third party drivers, which were themselves unreliable. Recording system audio on macos requires third-party drivers and a lot of fiddling with settings. And recording multiple audio sources simultaneously to different tracks is a simple and extremely useful feature that doesn't seem to be well-supported anywhere. So I think that could be a topic worth looking into.
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Concerning the thing that an os must-have is a browser. But if we do it, we have to do it right. I mean I'm tired of thinking about all the shitty principles I have to follow in order to hope (not to be sure) that my page will render fine. It is sad that I have to care about something that shouldn't cause any problem. There is so much to care about in order to deliver a resource from the internet and that job is poorly done by today's browsers as stated earlier.
I think it will be important to ensure consistent metrics for simplicity and making sure that we hit this order of magnitude improvement.
While this is going to be a tough challenge, I think that the killer app might be a phone alongside the laptop.
I think that Apple deserves credit in maintaining simplistic uniformity across their ecosystem.
additionally, I'm wondering how we go about licensing stuff like bluetooth and wifi cards if we want to be as FOSS as possible (idk too much of the business and legal stuff behind this).
This might interest some of you.
While it's still not simple and the processor is slow compared to others, I think it is a good start to have a very open computer architecture. I think the guy also longs for simplicity of computers of the 80's(He made a experimental simple OS: http://dump.mntmn.com/interim-paper/)