Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Fri 28th Jan 2011 20:37 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes It's recently been a year since I started working on my pet OS project, and I often end up looking backwards at what I have done, wondering what made things difficult in the beginning. One of my conclusions is that while there's a lot of documentation on OS development from a technical point of view, more should be written about the project management aspect of it. Namely, how to go from a blurry "I want to code an OS" vision to either a precise vision of what you want to achieve, or the decision to stop following this path before you hit a wall. This article series aims at putting those interested in hobby OS development on the right track, while keeping this aspect of things in mind.
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RE: Arguments are overstated
by Alfman on Sat 29th Jan 2011 02:25 UTC in reply to "Arguments are overstated"
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"While it's highly unlikely that any given individual would produce a 'revolution in computing', it certainly isn't impossible. Linux, of course, was initially a single person's effort, and Unix was initially a two-person effort..."

That's just the point: small/individual efforts succeeded back then because the market was empty. Many of us are capable of doing what Linus did with Linux, but it doesn't matter any more. Efforts today are in vein, being "better" is not really as significant as being first or having the stronger marketing force.

I'm not trying to downplay Linus' achievement in the least, but it is likely his pet project would be totally irrelevant if he started in today's market.

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