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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May be because the amiga platforms are a dead end?

runs only on half death hardware and you don't know when the day will come and the devs don't want to switch to another hardware platform.

AmigaOS4 is the same as MorphOS only that it gets a new too expensive machine. So there will be nearly no groth in the userbase.

AROS? Aros is unfinished and is lacking in software and drivers so you can not really use it. So as a consequence you don't have a userbase. Another thing is that they try to be a replacement for a dead os(OS3.1) which is in no possible term modern and so not interesting for the majority of users/devs.

It is nice to see Amiga type operating systems advancing but they don't have any userbase.(together under 10.000 users). Another thing is that all three systems lack in the same areas. They look to much back, compatibility is everything. So you could say that they are half dead. The last thing is that the users are destroying the system with fighting against each other too much.

I hope I am wrong but I don't think so.

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