All your skill are belong to cloud.
You have no chance to survive make your time.
RT 4 will change everything.
What will it take?
Create an OS that offers higher productivity and lower TCO.
It's easy: any Windows version with third-party system software provides both. For some reason...
NT code is tight: XP boots with 18 and runs many apps OK with 22 megs of RAM in a VM.
Also, you don't necessarily need any services running. None. Yeah, it's crazy but it works.
Is it still possible to replace the shell with an alternative one or just a single program?