Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 12th Sep 2010 19:19 UTC
General Development Technologists fear (and loathe) that which has no purpose. Why must some insist in deriding an operating system like Haiku that doesn't fit their particular needs or precepts of what has a purpose, when, it's advanced enough to have a decent web-browser and productivity software? Today I shall be further offending these people's tastes with a look into LoseThos--a pure 64-bit, preemptive-multitasking, multicored PC operating system that is intended to be used as a secondary operating system for user's recreational programming on their best PC while dual booting a primary system such as Linux or Windows where they do networking and other modern activities such as multimedia. Yes, LoseThos has no networking, no security of any kind, and VGA graphics; but it certainly has a purpose: to be fun! (for programmers, at least)
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RE: Why ?
by Adurbe on Sun 12th Sep 2010 21:11 UTC in reply to "Why ?"
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

I cant say for sure about this OS as I haven't tried it, but its from these 'simple' OS systems that new ideas can be tried and tested.

A new ground-up kernal may well be groundbreaking in some way. To prove/test the method doesn't mean they have to spend(waste) the time developing it to be a primary/modern OS (network, 3d desktop, GUI!).

Who is to say the new idea in this doesn't help millions in the future?

Also the experience of building these OS may give the devs a better understanding of how to fix some bugs in linux for you ;)

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