Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Dec 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I just stumbled upon an interesting forum thread over at The thread details whether or not AmigaOS and MorphOS should be called "hobby operating systems", and what kind of criteria should be applied. This sounded like an interesting point of discussion for OSNews.
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by roger_ramjet on Sun 20th Dec 2009 21:36 UTC
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Thanks for this interesting article.

I would have to say a hobby operating system would be an OS that is not used for commercial purposes or have a commercial backing.

I did a small website on Aros for a uni assignment i classified it as a hobby OS.

It is not designed by a commercial entity and its not used to make profit.

Sure Linux is open source but it has commercial backing and is used to make profit too.

Something Like AROS or MenuetOS is defintiely hobby because its designed with love and used with love ONLY.

(At this stage any way)

Perhaps i'm wrong though. Frying Pan CD burning software is for sale on AROS.

H'mmm im having a hard time classifying now.
Looking forward to comments.

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