Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 16th Sep 2006 18:39 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There is at least one project that aims to build an Ajax OS from the ground up: Atomic OS. It has a ROM and a Kernel and build itself up much like a real operating system on real hardware. The only difference is that everything is written in Javascript.
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Funny
by panzi on Sat 16th Sep 2006 19:04 UTC
panzi
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2006-01-22

Funny. But dose it serve any serious purpose?

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RE: Funny
by ronaldst on Sat 16th Sep 2006 19:26 UTC in reply to "Funny"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

Isn't learning a serious purpose?

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RE[2]: Funny
by gregk on Sat 16th Sep 2006 21:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Funny"
gregk Member since:
2006-03-13

Nope. The only serious purpose I can think of is a tool to let me sit in my chair and be entertained.

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RE[3]: Funny
by ronaldst on Sat 16th Sep 2006 21:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Funny"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

Why does this have to be about you?

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RE[4]: Funny
by Kroc on Sat 16th Sep 2006 22:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Funny"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

This is the century of the self.
If it's not about you, it's not worth knowing. Zealots, fanbois and complete lack of responsibility for anything. I wish I didn't have to grow up in this world, really.

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RE[5]: Funny
by ronaldst on Sat 16th Sep 2006 22:51 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Funny"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

Nah. It's always been the century of the self. Only now we have better means to show ourselves. ;)

EDIT: spelling.

Edited 2006-09-16 22:52

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Nicely done
by Sphinx on Sat 16th Sep 2006 19:28 UTC
Sphinx
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2005-07-09

Way to stretch the envelope dude!

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waste of bandwith
by werfu on Sat 16th Sep 2006 20:16 UTC
werfu
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2005-09-15

I guess this can be call a serious overload to any web app.

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RE: waste of bandwith
by sbenitezb on Sat 16th Sep 2006 20:28 UTC in reply to "waste of bandwith"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

Some months ago someone posted about a *nix shell coded in javascript, that worked right in your browser. Just a way to squeeze the language.

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RE[2]: waste of bandwith
by bryanv on Sun 17th Sep 2006 01:40 UTC in reply to "RE: waste of bandwith"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

Yeah, I tried it, it sucked.

I'd rather install a _real_ shell on my system that won't require some stupid web browser that requires a specific requirement of OS, etc.

I mean, come on. Now I don't just require an OS to run a browser, but I need a specific level of browser that requires a specific level of OS.

This whole requiring a new platform indirection layer to abstract the OS is a load of crap.

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RE[2]: waste of bandwith
by eosp on Sun 17th Sep 2006 02:00 UTC in reply to "RE: waste of bandwith"
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2005-07-07
Not an OS
by jessta on Sun 17th Sep 2006 03:11 UTC
jessta
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2005-08-17

hmm....people are throw around the term Operating System for pretty much anything these days.
A framework is not an operating system.
A window manager is not an operating system
A framework and window manager developed on top of a web browser is definitely not an operating system.

But it still looks like an interesting project. I guess they will learn alot about javascript and 'WEB 2.0' app development.

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RE: Not an OS
by Treza on Mon 18th Sep 2006 07:31 UTC in reply to "Not an OS"
Treza Member since:
2006-01-11

Of course, it is not a real operating system, it is only a draft, but I don't think that the idea of transforming a web browser into an universal tool a mad or useless idea.
It follows the tradition of Lisp Machines and Smalltalk where the underlying OS is completely abstracted out, as well as the hardware is hidden behind a virtual
machine, here the virtual machine is inside a web browser. If a program is complete enough to do everything that an OS can do, it is, for the user, an OS. You can imagine that you run a Mac emulator full screen on your windows box. The user will assume that the computer is running MacOS even if it does not actually control the hardware.
Maybe the main problem is that Javascript is not -so far- a proper language for OS development.

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Nice, but...
by Joe User on Sun 17th Sep 2006 03:46 UTC
Joe User
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2005-06-29

...I guess "Learning" is the only purpose of this project.

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Why ?
by agentj on Sun 17th Sep 2006 07:45 UTC
agentj
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2005-08-19

Because they can !

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jsuix - invaders, lol
by ArcadeFX on Sun 17th Sep 2006 11:44 UTC
ArcadeFX
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2005-07-06

I like "invaders" from the Javascript Unix-like shell.

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Ugh
by Ronald Vos on Sun 17th Sep 2006 16:45 UTC
Ronald Vos
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2005-07-06

An operating system is just software you use to run other usefull software.

This isn't an OS, it's a web-app-framework, that's needlessly convoluted.

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