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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Who's the hobbyst?
by avih on Mon 21st Dec 2009 00:13 UTC
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I think that by definition, a hobby OS is not defined by how the users relate to it, but rather by the developer[s] relation to it. If they develop it as a hobby, a hobby OS it is. If, OTOH, it's developed as a commercial product, it ain't a hobby OS by definition IMO, as simple/crude/naive as it might be. It might be a bad OS, but it won't be a hobby OS.

So.. what was the article about?

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