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[4]: Comment by Brynet
by jal_ on Tue 14th Sep 2010 06:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Brynet"
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As already stated, he is banned from discussion on OSnews

So you are limiting his ability to express his views on OSnews, yet give him a feature length article that consists 50% of direct quotes. Sorry Kroc, that just doesn't make sense.

and what more, what he does on other sites is none of our business or concern.

I disagree. To see whether someone's views as expressed in an article are sound or valid, one better looks at the whole picture - even the most deranged people sometimes manage to sound sane.

The article here is to present the work, not the person.

The work is already a few years old, LoseThos popped up on OSDev two years ago, in - as far as I can see - the exact same state it is in today; not very newsworthy, imho. Also, you did not present his work, you let him present his work himself, by extended quoting without commenting.

If you would like to write an article about SolarOS, please do. I was not aware of it.

That's sad - I do not mind whether or not you know a certain hobby OS, but I think that when writing about them, or even a single one, you should be able to put things into perspective. Not knowing about other hobby OSes that have outgrown the Hello World state is a definite fault.

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