Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 12th Jan 2004 05:21 UTC, submitted by Simon Strandgaard
OSNews, Generic OSes When new operating systems gets designed today, great systems such as Amiga, Atari and VMS, seems to get overlooked in regard to their original features not found on other OSes. It might be time to collect and categorize those special unique features under the great/lost ideas wiki, so new OSes don't have to re-invent the wheel and re-innovate.
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by Steve on Mon 12th Jan 2004 07:03 UTC

Placeholder probably means no information has been provided yet. The author is waiting for somebody's opinion about the reusable aspects of Linux.

New operating systems have to reinvent the wheel because the code of most proprietary software was placed in a safe and hidden in a basement somewhere. It will be discovered in a few hundred years and people will wonder what all those strange words mean. It's the "I'm the only one who must make money with this invention" mentality.