know that the non cross-platform technology problems and issues with drivers is created solely by Microsoft for their profit and then Apple copied them on part of it. Back in the early 1990s the relevant International Standards body developed a set of International Standard Command Sets (ISCS) to allow total cross-platform operation of all hardware and software. For a very brief moment in time we had that, then Microsoft deliberately dumped the ISCS and walked away from it during the development of Windows 95 and NT 4. Apple saw this and did the same to a lesser extent. To make matters worse Microsoft pressured some hardware companies into making hardware with the Windows commands built in so they wouldn't need drivers to work with that version of Windows but need drivers for Unix or Linux or any other version of Windows not using that specific command set.
If all the hardware and software companies designed to the ISCS everything would just attach and work and there would be no need for different divers for different operating systems at all.
This fix above would also fix a lot of the issues with your complaint about Office packages.
Now I have to admit I've NOT used every odd little feature available in Word, Excel, or Access but have used them extensively over more than 20 years, starting with Word in DOS. I've also used other packages like Lotus etc too. I currently use Libre Office and switched from Microsoft Word back in 2003 when I found MSO 2003 would NOT properly open older MS Word documents while Open Office did. I write a lot of stories in a formatted layout like a 6 x 9 inch book and a number of styles. This means what I hit one button to create a print ready PDF when I finish. I do not, and never have had much use for Macros over the years and have not found a feature in MS Word that I regularly use now or have used much in the past that is NOT in Libre Office Writer or Calc, including the word art stuff. So I don't know what features you think are missing from Libre Office.
Gnome and the Windows 8 GUI are a clear case of the developers deciding they know better about what the users want than the users - ie very bigheads and egos.
Windows security in Win 7 etc are a clear case, common with Microsoft, of trying to bolt onto the system something that should have been built in at the start and doesn't bolt on well or work if only bolted on.
Secure Boot is another after the fact attempt , but this one is aimed at vendor lock-in to stop you using other people's software once it's on and working. It's not, and never was, really aimed at providing any user security, so why the surprise at its failure to do so?
Single point of entry, well we all saw how bad an idea this was with the way Microsoft keep embedding applications into the operating system kernel - the GUI and the browser etc. Since it seems to work for them, according to some people, why shouldn't it work for everything else? Except few saw it didn't really work for Microsoft.
Don't deal with Exchange at all, so I can't comment on that, and I suspect the moving parts items was just there to fill up numbers.
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