Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Apr 2013 22:44 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Almost exactly three years ago, I wrote about why OSNews was no longer OSNews: the alternative operating system scene had died, and OSNews, too, had to go with the times and move towards reporting on a new wave of operating systems - mobile, and all the repercussions that the explosion of smartphones and tablets have caused. Still, I was wondering something today: why aren't we seeing alternative operating systems on mobile?
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RE[2]: Differences
by Vanders on Tue 16th Apr 2013 09:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Differences"
Vanders
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2005-07-06

There isn't a strong need to rebuild a kernel anymore. My ideas all played to niche markets, and if I had to market to general users, why would we ever use anything but the Linux kernel (or BSD kernels, for those that know it better)?


Linux is not perfect, and mono-cultures are bad.

There is a lot of fun work there, but we won't move to mobile within five years with that mind set.


Eh? Who is "we"? Most hobbyist Operating Systems are just that: a hobby. You're assigning commercial motives to something that isn't commercial.

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