…found via Slashdot. I’m not so sure how I feel about this. It’s a ballsy opinion, but usually consumers purchase computers with the expectation of having an operating system on it that is tied to the hardware. Microsoft loves it when the consumer goes to buy a brand new system with the newest operating system (so does Apple, let’s be fair). Without reading the full PDF because it’s 12:12am, I’m hoping that this think tank is only recommending the operating system becoming disengaged from the computer at the business/enterprise level. I don’t see this being a positive recommendation for consumers.