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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irbis
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2005-07-08

First of all, I have no problems with maybe slightly changing OSnews focus, as long as the news are interesting and somehow related to operating systems and computing in general.

Anyway, I think that people tend to pay (too much) attention mostly to desktop-related things, which I sometimes find a bit superficial. People, especially end users, tend to forget that there's much more to operating systems than just the desktop environments and their looks.

Even if the news story is something very trivial, like a story about the default Ubuntu colors, it will get many reads and comments. But what about more technical OS stuff (kernel design, inner differences between operating systems, file systems etc.), maybe not directly visible to an average desktop user? There have been lots of such news on Osnews too, but I think there could perhaps be more (even though such news might not be as popular as "news" about the default Ubuntu colors...).

For example, operating system security is an ever more important subject in this networked world that we are living in, with many interesting news all the time. Personally I'd much rather read news on such subjects than, say, some unhappy people endlessly complaining about the default colours that Ubuntu may be using instead of their personal fav colours..

Anyway, I also apologize that I haven't been able to submit as many IT news stories to OSnews as I did earlier.

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