Windows vs Wall

What is Windows about?
Is an OS a commodity or a gate to your next ideas and opportunities?

Don’t look at Windows just with the user interface perspective. Windows is a platform to build the next generation of applications and softwares.
For example, Windows Vista is not just a vectorial nice looking OS but a more reliable, secure OS with many new layers (such as WCF) built for you. Don’t look at the surface, look at the hidden part of the iceberg