After several months, we're very proud to finally bring you the result of the OSNews Alternative OS Contest
. It took us a while to publish them all, but we are done now. Read on for the results.
We received many submissions and chose to publish 15 stories that fit the criteria. We've very proud of the results and may run another contest like this sometime again in the future. For now, here is a run down of the entries:
The Grand Prize
The winner of the grand prize, which includes a two year subscription to OSNews and an MP3 player is Kroc, whose August 24th GEOS article not only was a huge hit, it made the front page of digg.com.
Honorable mention goes to Andrew Hudson, who brought us an excellent review of Plan 9 entited "Investigating the Plan 9 Operating System". Andrew also wins a two year subscription to OSNews.
Here's a review of the articles that met the qualifications and were posted:
Introduction to MINIX 3
by Andy Tanenbaum on 2006-09-25
AROS: Onboard the Last Train to Amiga Neverland
by Dmitar Butrovski on 2006-09-13
Introduction to TUD:OS
by Michael Voigt on 2006-09-12
The Slightly Strange World of RISC OS
by Chris Wraight on 2006-09-11
FreeDOS 9 Review
by Marti van Lin on 2006-09-07
A Look at Syllable 0.6.1
by Daniel W. Steinbrook on 2006-09-07
Another Quickie: ReactOS
by Jeff Rollin on 2008-08-31
A Quickie: ReactOS on VMWare Player
by Leroy on 2006-08-30
What Is QNX?
by James Ingraham on 2006-07-24
OpenVMS - a System of Structure
by Robert Gezelter on 2006-07-18
MorphOS: The Lightning OS
by Fulvio Peruggi on 2006-07-17
A Developer's Insight Into DROPS
by Steffan Liebersgeld on 2006-07-13
Review: Syllable 0.6.1
by Christopher Nelson on 2006-07-11
The Outsider's Tale: a RISC OS User's Apology
by Gavin Wraith on 2006-07-05
The kaneton Microkernel Project
by Julien Quintard on 2006-06-27
All of the above submitters will receive a 1 year subscription to OSNews. Thanks for your hard work!
Thanks again to our submitters and also to the many readers who left great comments and inspired discussion about the above stories.