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[3]: Comment by TempleOS
by rain on Wed 17th Apr 2013 10:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by TempleOS"
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Linux is a 1970's mainframe operating system who's pathetic cultists have been deluded thinking they will conquer the desktop world. Normal people don't want permissions. Embrace your nerdinest and leave normal people alone.

I actually think that regular people want permissions, they just don't want to bother with them.
But I agree that Linux & friends taking over the desktop was a far fetched idea considering how badly designed it was for the purpose.
Maybe if all those people had put all that effort effort into something like Haiku things would look different today.

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