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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Generalizations
by smoke.tetsu on Tue 18th May 2010 07:21 UTC
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2010-05-18

"show any die-hard Mac fan a screenshot of Mac OS X 10.2 and it will take him a while to realise it's not Snow Leopard."

I sure as hell can tell within a second! I can especially tell the difference between earlier versions and later revisions as aqua has evolved a lot since then. Especially with that extreme example!

It's these kind of broad generalizations that lower the credibility of this article for me. This article reads less like an article and more like an angry forum posting complete with insulting the reader with the aforementioned generalizations.

Although I do agree that it's unfortunate that there's not as much going on with the alternative OS scene anymore. I kind of feel like alternative OS' have always been more of an ideal and a nice thought than anything practical. Something to experiment with when you have some free time but then go back to your workhorse to get real stuff done. Perhaps that's even true for the developers as well and they don't have as much time for hobby OS' anymore especially in this economy. ;)

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