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 strcpy on Sun 20th Dec 2009 22:21 UTC
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2009-05-20

I don't know if it just me, but I find the term "hobby OS" to have negative connotations.

It is like a "hobby OS" can not be a "real OS". "Real men" use "real OSes" in "real production". Often I hear trolls using the term when describing something they've never even tried.

In many cases something like "research OS" would be more polite and even often more accurate. Is something like MINIX or Plan9 really a "hobby OS", despite of the great legacy and strong influence?

Edited 2009-12-20 22:23 UTC

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