—being the godzilla that it currently is—though for the moment, it is a very fundamental one. Quoted from Mary Jo Foley’s blog (with line breaks added for clarity):
First and foremost: Keep Windows architectural changes to a minimum.
And secondly, be more predictable (and believable) when it comes to delivery targets.
–Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President of Windows Product Management
Whew, they had finally reached the 2000’s. We shall see the proof, starting with whether Windows 7 will ship on time, or suffer uncertain delay again, like its brethren.