Not Coming Soon...
There is something wrong with the Desktop Operating Systems today. All of them are good for something, but none of them are good for everything. I'll let Ars Technica's Peter Bright weigh in on this.
Specialization is not a bad thing, mind you, but having too many choices can hurt us more than help us. The design patterns of old, no matter how robust, are not the future of computing. Project Dream Drake is a concept Operating System meant to bring the future of computing into the mainstream. It is still in its design phase, but it will incorporate:
To eliminate the threat of piracy and encourage adoption, Project Dream Drake will be free to acquire, distribute, and use, and will be financially supported by customizable SaaS subscriptions. Also, though it will feature many open-source parts (MIT, BSD, or LGPL), most of the OS will not be open source.