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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"Too bad the IT world is filled with people who practice the "Not Invented Here" syndrome. Microsoft had a perfectly good UNIX and all they needed was to bolt a nice GUI onto it. Had they done that we would have had a rock solid operating system by 1995 but instead they re-invented the wheel in the form of Windows NT"

Indeed. Xenix on a RS Model 16 with a winchester drive.
Windows NT pre 4.0 was actually decent. There might have been other issues that kept MS from the Unix space, other than NIH.

"Linux has the same syndrome, we had a perfectly good toolkit, qt, however, then we had the merry band of NIH merchants claiming the creation of GTK was necessarily for the "protection and promotion" of "freedom". "

We also had GNUStep. Were's the "holy wars" and conspiracy theories there? Waaa, not fair that QT and GTK have all the fun. Anyway GTK was originally created for the GIMP, NOT for any "P & P of freedom" war between QT and GTK.