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 AmigaWorld.net. 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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RE: Interesting
by sorpigal on Sun 20th Dec 2009 22:14 UTC in reply to "Interesting"
sorpigal
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Commercial backing is not such a good distinction, IMO. Linux was being called a hobby OS in some press up into 2002 IIRC.

The real measurement should be whether or not the OS is of interest for production work, no matter what the kind. It's harder to judge, sure, but if the OS is generally intended for and used for real work, as opposed to just for tinkering with the OS itself, then it's no longer a hobby OS.

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