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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Comment by truckweb
by truckweb on Mon 21st Dec 2009 00:05 UTC
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Any OS that is used by a tiny amount of users could be called "Hobby". Even more so if it's hard to obtain usable hardware to use the said OS.

Even if you do REAL work with AmigaOS or RISCOS (or whatever OS), the eco-system is so small, that it verge on being irrelevant so hence the "hobby" tag it carries.

Windows, Mac OS and Linux are the market leaders. Everything else is a rounding error.

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