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[3]: Arguments are overstated
by openwookie on Sat 29th Jan 2011 04:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Arguments are overstated"
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When Linus started writing code for Linux, Minix cost $69 and was not yet freely distributable (not until 2000!) and BSD was tied up in lawsuit with AT&T. Hurd was intended as the kernel for the GNU system, but was not yet (and still isn't) complete.

Linux was totally a success due to being at the right place, at the right time.

Edited 2011-01-29 04:31 UTC

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