I know I've voiced my thoughts on this before but I'm going to do it again and I would love to hear what other people think and what your ideas of what the perfect DAW might be. This is my Ideal DAW: I would love to be able to buy my DAW as an SSD. I'd like to just plug it in to a free SATA port boot to it and allow it to configure my system. I think the only way to make this feasible is for one of the major OSes which already support most software to release the core kernel of its OS a la Linux and allow one or all of the major DAWs have at it. I want to boot into my DAW. Dual boot if need be. The DAW would initiate a one time configuration: installing drivers for all essential components and only essential components, including ASIO, Core Audio and or WDM drivers. Internet Access would only be available to sites which are compatible with the DAW. Similar to mobile, web sites will automatically detect the DAW and redirect to the DAW friendly page. Otherwise web pages will not load and plugins, upgrades, registration will have to be accessed from another web capable machine. Going yet further: How about a DAW OS that is merely a core OS which is essentially useless until you insert your DAW install Disc or thumb drive at which point it procedes to install that DAW as the OS. Simply one step beyond the concept above, this OS is intended to boot to the DAW of your choice and makes that DAW your GUI for the OS. This DAW OS would be based on a READ ONLY SSD. Which could only be written to at initial install and.... Updates to the core Kernel would require a USB dongle. This would potentially prevent any virus threat from wiping out the system at it's core. Otherwise the system would operate dongle free. I know I'm only dreaming but wouldn't it be nice to have a system that is just a DAW? Nothing running in the background. Only services essential to the DAW. All of that extra power reserved specifically for your DAW.