Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 19:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There's one complaint we here at OSNews get thrown in our faces quite often: what's up with the lack of, you know, operating system news on OSNews? Why so much mobile phone news? Why so much talk of H264, HTML5, and Flash? Where's the juicy news on tomorrow's operating systems? Since it's weekend, I might as well explain why things are the way they are. Hint: it has nothing to do with a lack of willingness.
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Thanks Thom
by Bobthearch on Sat 15th May 2010 20:00 UTC
Bobthearch
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2006-01-27

While I don't agree with everything you've written, it was insightful.

The biggest difference between the 'old' OSNews and the 'new' OSNews wasn't the people in charge or the news items, it was the forums. Much more interactive than simply commenting on news articles, it felt more like a Community back then. The members made their own 'news' by asking questions, helping each other, and sharing experiences.

What I especially enjoyed about the "old days" were the regular announcements from the micro-operating systems. MikeOS, TriangleOS, Visopsys, Qube... news you couldn't get anywhere else.

Is the current state of alternative operating systems as bleak and barren as you say? I hope not.

If the most active area of operating system advancements is cell phones, I don't mind that. But how 'bout some stories about these operating systems? It seems that OSNews primarily covers these companies' lawsuits and hardware releases, but not much at all regarding the actual operating systems.

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Whatever happened to the planned series of interviews? Still in the works?

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