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[2]: The hardest part
by Alfman on Wed 19th Sep 2012 00:45 UTC in reply to "RE: The hardest part"
Alfman
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demetrioussharpe,

Thank you for the links. UDI had been mentioned already, and as far as I can tell it fell into obscurity a decade ago for the political reasons that have already been mentioned. It was a good idea but I don't think it wasn't a complete solution either, only targeting system devices like network and block devices. I couldn't find anything in UDI for webcams, scanners, or even mice.

To those of you who may be questioning why bother talking about this when the chance of adoption is next to none, well...I'm an os-dever at heart, I fantasize about how things should be. I suspect it's the same thing that drives people like Visopsys's creator.

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