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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RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by kaiwai on Sun 16th May 2010 04:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by mtzmtulivu"
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The operating system space is a matured space and the world seem to be settling in to the three systems(Macwinilux), nothing new is coming on this front.


I'd argue it is Macwinnix because although Linux is the most visible *NIX out there, it would also be correct to note that pretty much every 'new' operating system today is a variation of *NIX rather than a totally new idea form the ground up or at least a clone of a not very well known operating system. For some reason, something that confuses me, you never see a group stating the intention on creating a desktop operating system and have it based upon OpenVMS for some reason.

What one ends up having is a variation of *NIX's out there versus Windows rather than a collection of distinctively different operating systems. It is kind of depressing, therefore, that there is this push to keep re-implementing *NIX when there are possibly better operating systems to clone such as Plan9, OpenVMS or maybe a hybrid operating system that takes the best from each operating system which is what appears that DragonFlyBSD has done ;)

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