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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kristoph
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When you say 'we report on [insert OS here]' you mean you reference a press release or someone else's story.

OSNews was interesting in the past because there was quite in-depth analysis of individual operating systems. Eugenia actually installed various operating systems and talked about their features, their benefits and their shortcomings.

(Yes, she did focus overmuch on something to do with video cameras which no one but Eugenia really understood or cared about but all the other stuff was great ;-)

OSNews needs more of that.

Otherwise it's mostly just links to other sites with the occasional somewhat extremist position piece by Thom.

Really it would be good to get back to operating systems, review them, talk about them, analyze the, critique them ... even mainstream operating systems.

It's not all bad though. Thom does occasionally score a good piece but it's mostly become like Thom's personal blog (and there is really no need to link to the submit rules again Thom).

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