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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by mrAmiga500 on Sun 20th Dec 2009 22:18 UTC
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I'd say your classification system is correct.

For the Amiga OS, I'd say WB 1.3 to 3.1 were not "hobby operating systems" because at the time of release they had millions of users and were used in many professional applications. Even though Amiga OS 4.1 is "more advanced", I'd classify it more as a hobby OS - running only on "hobby hardware" by very few users.

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