Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Tue 15th Jul 2008 16:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes On January 7, 2008, gOS released the beta version of Space - their latest iteration of gOS. It's different for sure. It's like OS X with an added bit of fun. gOS Space is truly a social network fan's dream come true. But what exactly makes this operating system special? Let's take a look at some of the bits that cause Space to stand out.
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so osx = eye candy = gos
by puenktchen on Tue 15th Jul 2008 16:36 UTC
puenktchen
Member since:
2007-07-27

he's obviously never used osx if he thinks adding a dock which can open folders in a fan-view to a linux-distribution makes it an osx-like operating system. that's just superflous eye candy.

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RE: so osx = eye candy = gos
by csixty4 on Tue 15th Jul 2008 16:39 UTC in reply to "so osx = eye candy = gos"
csixty4 Member since:
2007-10-08

Agreed. An "OSX-like" open source OS should be based on GNUStep, for starters.

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RE[2]: so osx = eye candy = gos
by chrish on Tue 15th Jul 2008 17:15 UTC in reply to "RE: so osx = eye candy = gos"
chrish Member since:
2005-07-14

Except, OpenStep is like visiting 1990 again. I just tried the OpenStep live CD this morning and it was painful.

Downloading this now, but I imagine it's not going to magically have great apps to go along with it.

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RE[3]: so osx = eye candy = gos
by helf on Tue 15th Jul 2008 17:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: so osx = eye candy = gos"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

A lot of people like minimalistic interfaces with pretty much no eye-candy. "Functional" is nice ;)

granted, GS doesn't have the greatest of apps...

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RE[3]: so osx = eye candy = gos
by csixty4 on Tue 15th Jul 2008 18:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: so osx = eye candy = gos"
csixty4 Member since:
2007-10-08

You're making the same assumption as the original article writer: that being like OSX is purely a visual quality.

At its heart, OSX *is* NextStep, just with a prettier GUI. In fact, the core objects in the Cocoa API are still named NS*.

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Social Networking
by helf on Tue 15th Jul 2008 16:44 UTC
helf
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2005-07-06

... FTW!

gah, I can't wait till myspace dies.

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RE: Social Networking
by Gone fishing on Tue 15th Jul 2008 17:04 UTC in reply to "Social Networking"
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

Although I'm tempted to say Linux for the vacuous can't see that catching on. I think its a good thing to play with the appearance add a doc and try to make a cool Linux for the web generation.

With maybe a passing resemblance to OSX.

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RE: Social Networking
by FunkyELF on Tue 15th Jul 2008 17:47 UTC in reply to "Social Networking"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

gah, I can't wait till myspace dies.


Me neither. What a horrible site. Facebook was nice and clean but it is starting to get cluttered with "apps".

Either way, I'm getting pretty sick and tired of having to upload pictures on flickr, myspace, and facebook so that all of my friends can see them. Facebook is really nice since it lets others tag your photos which can be tedious.

Either way...someone needs to abstract all of this crap and make the sites obsolete. I should be able to post a picture to one site and have it create the appropriate albums on whatever social sites I use. I should be able to reply to people's "walls" or people's messages through a single abstraction and not care whether it is on myspace, or facebook, or whatever. I'm just getting tired of it all.

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RE[2]: Social Networking
by helf on Tue 15th Jul 2008 17:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Social Networking"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

yeah, that would be nice.

I use flickr but lately I've started using picasa. Facebook was OK as far as "social networking" sites go. I just can never see the point in them. The only one that seems of any value to me is LinkedIn.

I work at a public library and it amazes me how people come in and spend their entire allotted two hours on MySpace doing... nothing. Day in and day out.

*shakes head*

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RE[3]: Social Networking
by Lennie on Tue 15th Jul 2008 19:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Social Networking"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

There are people working on that. Or atleast making it easier to manage _your_ information.
http://www.dataportability.org/" http://www.dataportability.org...

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RE[2]: Social Networking
by TLZ_ on Thu 17th Jul 2008 09:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Social Networking"
TLZ_ Member since:
2007-02-05

I think Dropbox(getdropbox.com) is great for pictures.

It integrates with your os(XP/Vista, OSX and soon: Linux.) You just put a folder with images into a special Photo folder in your dropbox-folder and automaticly generrates a photo gallery.

The link is not public(you have to give it to people), and there is no commentsor tagging like in Facebook, still worth checking out though.

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Comment by namespace
by namespace on Tue 15th Jul 2008 17:05 UTC
namespace
Member since:
2008-07-07

Ubuntu + Avant Window Navigator = Mac OS X ?

NO!

Some people just don't get the idea.

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Comment by evangs
by evangs on Tue 15th Jul 2008 17:47 UTC
evangs
Member since:
2005-07-07

But I thought we weren't supposed to compare Linux to OS X and Windows?

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Comment by Ultimatebadass
by Ultimatebadass on Tue 15th Jul 2008 18:06 UTC
Ultimatebadass
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2006-01-08

"gOS Space focuses on the core activities of the MySpace generation"

Sounds scary ;)

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RE: Comment by Ultimatebadass
by BluenoseJake on Tue 15th Jul 2008 21:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by Ultimatebadass"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

so it facilitates stalking, wasting time and annoying invites to stupid "apps"? That isn't scary, just plain retarded.

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RE: Comment by Ultimatebadass
by BluenoseJake on Tue 15th Jul 2008 21:09 UTC in reply to "Comment by Ultimatebadass"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

So it facilitates stalking, wasting time and annoying invites to stupid "apps"? Excellent, I'm going to go throw up now.

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some screen shots
by lqsh on Tue 15th Jul 2008 18:17 UTC
lqsh
Member since:
2007-01-01
fordiputz
Member since:
2006-12-15

FreeBSD?

Edited 2008-07-15 21:38 UTC

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ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

I agree,

I thought they were talkin' about Darwin ;)

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