Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 10th Dec 2010 14:28 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I know that there's a number of readers who don't like it when OSnews covers political topics, I'm one of them. These political upheavals however spell danger for operating system hobbyists and so I dedicate this article to framing the political news within the context of what we are here to read about: operating systems.
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It's fine
by Neolander on Fri 10th Dec 2010 20:47 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

As an OS developer and a follower of the OS market for some time, I can tell something for sure : OS development is a very, very slow process. If you want to have weekly news on that subject, there are only two ways of achieving that goal :
* Doing many posts on cool ideas for the future rather than technology which actually gets implemented in the present
* Talking about each single new feature you painfully managed to implement

Weekly news are already a fairly low publishing rate. And if OSnews wanted to keep it constant, they would have to make an article on every subject OS designers' blogs are talking about. And that means more articles like "Linux 2.6.36 brings 37.3 security fixes and zero other noticeable improvement", "Rumor : Microsoft to implement PulseAudio in Windows 8 as an attempt to reach anti-stability", "New patches to the MenuetOS scheduler bring an 1% responsiveness improvement under heavy load".

I prefer to see OSnews talk about web technologies and politics with a good publishing rate rather than hearing about each minor updates coming to each hobby kernel everyday. Websites like OSnews are here to filter that kind of information and only publish the part which matters the most, I think.

Edited 2010-12-10 20:49 UTC

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