Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Sep 2018 00:03 UTC, submitted by hornett
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Terrence Andrew Davis, sole creator and developer of TempleOS (née LoseThos), has passed away at age 48. Davis suffered from mental illness - schizophrenia - which had a severe impact on his life. He claimed he created his operating system after having spoken with and receiving instructions from god, and he was a controversial figure, also here on OSNews, for his incomprehensible rants and abrasive style towards OSNews readers and staff. We eventually had to ban him, but our then-editor Kroc Kamen worked with him in 2010 to publish an article about his operating system despite his ban.

Davis was clearly a gifted programmer - writing an entire operating system is no small feat - and it was sad to see him affected by his mental illness. I mourn his passing, and I wish his family and friends all the strength they need in these trying times. His family and friends are asking people to donate to "organizations working to ease the pain and suffering caused by mental illness", such as The Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

I hope he found peace - wherever he may be.

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RE: Comment by grub
by avgalen on Mon 10th Sep 2018 07:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by grub"
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So while he was still alive, he was a hated troll. So hated that he was banned. Basically, everyone told him to go the f**k away and stop bothering us.
But now that he is dead, suddenly we all are very saaaad, we express our condolences and even respect, we even go as far as to say he was "a genius"...
And don't forget to be "politically correct" because of his mental illness.
You people are ridiculous...

The world isn't black and white. You can be a genius and a hated troll. I am not sad, I didn't express any condolences to anyone but I can respect the work and dedication he put into his project that actually seemed fairly impressive.


Saying "you people" is what is actually ridiculous!

A quote from an article about TempleOS that is actually worth reading for many reasons, both technical and ideological
There are many bad things to be said about TempleOS, many aspects of it that seem poorly constructed or wouldn't work in the "real world". I'm going to ignore them here. It's very easy to be negative, but you will never learn anything new by doing so.
source: http://www.codersnotes.com/notes/a-constructive-look-at-templeos/

Edited 2018-09-10 07:59 UTC

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