We all know that Alan Kay quote “People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware”. Even though Microsoft said that kind of thinking is one of the reasons they decided to make their own computers (and Google doing the same with their Pixel hardware), only Apple truly has a vertically integrated and optimized “stack”. Surface computers are excellent but lets be honest, Windows and Surface are separate groups and they are not fully designed together like the iPhone is, for example. But with Panos now in charge of Windows, we are actually going to start to see this with Surface computers in the coming years. This is exciting! I’ve always thought that Surface hardware is too good for Windows. I have a black Surface Laptop 2 and it’s honestly stunning, I think it’s the best looking computer ever made, but when you turn it on all of that polish and quality isn’t there, because Windows is a mess compared to Surface hardware. It’s depressing… Let’s hope Panos can really influence Windows development and improve it. They basically just had a 2 billion dollar quarter so he must be doing something right. If I’m wrong or missing something please chime in. I think this is one of the best and most exciting things to happen in the PC space for a while.