he and I like to argue about platforms and we both seem to end up agreeing that our respective platforms of choice are both good for what they do- in the end, they're just different tools for different people and different needs. I can certainly understand that there are design choices in every platform that not everyone will like... but that's pretty much true of every product of any complexity.
>>>I was speaking of the Win32 API. [...] In this situation, there's really very little difference between NT4 and NT5 <<<
The Win32 subsystem isn't supposed to change significantly across windows platforms- it's there to support Win32 apps on different versions of windows. That's no indicator that things haven't changed in the operating system. :-)