Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Jul 2009 21:38 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes It's time for another "OSNews asks" item. This time, I want to focus on something that I've been wanting to talk about with you all before, but never found the time for. The question is simple: which feature(s) from other operating systems would you like to see in your own main operating system?
Permalink for comment 373489
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Comment by Kroc
by alexandru_lz on Wed 15th Jul 2009 22:10 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Member since:

If you can live with putting your computer to sleep, I think that's already around. I use this with my Mac Mini -- the power button simply puts it to sleep and it's more convenient for me, instant-on, no boot times and the computer is like I've left it. It also allows me to bitch about the output of the uptime command.

What I do miss from OS X is a unified package manager. The problems are not just in updating applications; Gentoo's portage and FreeBSD's ports collection are a great way for me to keep all the libraries I'm working with up to date. Right now I have to rely on a bunch of scripts I've hacked by myself to download the latest versions and compile them, which feels rather shaky and requires some intervention from me.

Reply Parent Score: 1