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 Alfman on Sat 29th Jan 2011 04:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Arguments are overstated"
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"Linux was not the first by a long shot. There were plenty of open source unix-like OS by the time he started writing a single line of code: Minix, and BSDs for example."

Exactly! If Linux has started a few years later, FreeBSD (or another variant) would have "won" and it would be grabbing all the attention instead of Linux.

Same can be said for Microsoft/DOS. Timing is everything.

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