Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th May 2010 21:10 UTC, submitted by asupcb
OSNews, Generic OSes EyeOS has released version 2.0 Beta. "After several months of hard work we're happy to announce the immediate availability of the official release of eyeOS 2.0 Beta. And even more: the new release doesn't come alone but with the brand new website, which has not ben redesigned for the last 2 years now. eyeOS 2.0 Beta can be downloaded from the new downloads page and tested from a Beta test server in"
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I have to disagree. It *is* important how we name different concepts because otherwise everything gets confusing quickly.

The appropriate term is "software platform" or just "platform". The latter is already getting confusing because we also have "hardware platform", but you can understand which one was meant from context so it's usually ok to use the shorter form.

Firefox is a platform, eyeOS is a platform, Ruby on Rails is a platform, KDE is a platform, Emacs is a platform, and even Vim is a platform.

None of them are operating systems because they don't control the hardware. These are all layers on top of the operating system to provide a high level platform for people to develop software on.

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