Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Sep 2012 16:56 UTC, submitted by Andy McLaughlin
OSNews, Generic OSes "Visopsys (VISual OPerating SYStem) is an alternative operating system for PC-compatible computers, developed almost exclusively by one person, Andy McLaughlin, since its inception in 1997. Andy is a 30-something programmer from Canada, who, via Boston and San Jose ended up in London, UK, where he spends much of his spare time developing Visopsys. We had the great fortune to catch up with Andy via email and ask him questions about Visopsys, why he started the project in the first place, and where is it going in the future."
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RE[3]: The hardest part
by zima on Mon 17th Sep 2012 19:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The hardest part"
zima
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Webcams are already more or less covered, by USB video class - don't really even need driver installation (sure, some manufacturer drivers are often/usually provided; but they tend to offer just superfluous trinkets beyond what the OS driver does, and they sometimes introduce some weird issues & performance degradation - that happened to me once, the default OS drivers clearly bogged down the system much less during webcam operation)

PS. Compatibility with USB video class is BTW something made mandatory by MS to get Vista & up logo certificate, on a product - which also brought to, say, Linux much better support of any random webcam than it used to be the case - so overall your "It's a pipe dream though. For it's part, MS would never participate" seems not entirely warranted...

Edited 2012-09-17 19:55 UTC

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