That one really warmed my heart's cockles, I have to admit, as it would undoubtedly do for any software development veteran. Click to enlarge only if you read Russian, otherwise proceed to the translation.
One of the examples of a bulky and, in the authors' opinion, useless upper layer, is the integrated system Windows by the Microsoft company. This system occupies almost 1 MB of the disk memory and is designed to be used mostly with a device called "mouse"...
... Obviously the reader has already understood that among the additional layers over DOS there are some useless systems, only looking good, but in reality only wasting user's time, disk memory and the computer's operational memory. The deceptive beauty of such systems, however, has a strong influence on an unsophisticated users without computer experience.
The mental inertia, in the author's experience, could be so strong that the people who started with using one of such systems, could be hardly forced to learn DOS commands afterward. We'd like to forewarn our readers against making this mistake.
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"Personal Computers in Engineering Practice", 1992