Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Mar 2007 19:37 UTC
Amiga & AROS "Dr Michal Schulz has made an initial commit of the AROS USB stack, enabling the use of USB mice and creating the foundations to add support, subsequently, also for other devices. Please notice this is pre-alpha stage software, this means only USB 1.1 UHCI controllers are supported for now, and maybe it won't work correctly on your motherboard. Next thing to develop will be extensions to USBHID class, allowing to use graphic tablets and USB keyboards with AROS, and OHCI controllers support. We must note that support for USB 2.0 EHCI controllers wasn't defined in bounty Michal is working on."
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Sorry to be a bastard...
by Haicube on Sun 25th Mar 2007 13:14 UTC
Haicube
Member since:
2005-08-06

On a sunday afternoon.

Aros looks really sweet in many departments. But please, the window borders and windows themselves look ehrm... well not very appealing to say the least.

I hate to say that so many Operating Systems which seem great in many ways lack so much in the visually appealing department that they never really get a chance.

Back to the main note. Great to see USB support coming up to Aros. Seems like this is something alot of alternatives are getting at right now, maybe combined efforts would ease life a bit?

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RE: Sorry to be a bastard...
by kaiwai on Sun 25th Mar 2007 13:19 in reply to "Sorry to be a bastard..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh, come one, use an Amiga, and you'll get into the retro look; for some of us old farts out there, the Amiga graphical user interface is the pinnacle of good design - functionality before bling.

Maybe if certain companies, no nameing anyone in particular, did the same thing, their customers would be alot happier, and we wouldn't have 'wish lists' for what they want on the next release of zyx.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

for some of us old farts out there, the Amiga graphical user interface is the pinnacle of good design - functionality before bling.


Agreed. I think that AROS, at least its default skin, looks nicer than any of the current popular "modern" GUIs. Of course, I think the same also goes for NeXT and plain old BeOS R5, so it's entirely possible that I have weird tastes.

There does seem to be practical merit to visual simplicity from a design standpoint, though. Even if it's just the pragmatic reality that there appear to be very, very few graphic designers who can handle visual complexity well.

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RE: Sorry to be a bastard...
by Bully on Sun 25th Mar 2007 19:33 in reply to "Sorry to be a bastard..."
Bully Member since:
2006-04-07

"I hate to say that so many Operating Systems which seem great in many ways lack so much in the visually appealing department that they never really get a chance."

Maybe the reason the Operating systems 'which seem great in many ways' do seem that way because they dont have to waste resources on eyecandy.
For me an os that is not system hungry and feels resposive is much more importaint that how it looks.

That said, there are always ways to change the look if it's so importaint.

Edited 2007-03-25 19:36

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RE: Sorry to be a bastard...
by nicholas on Mon 26th Mar 2007 16:29 in reply to "Sorry to be a bastard..."
nicholas Member since:
2005-07-07

On a sunday afternoon.

Aros looks really sweet in many departments. But please, the window borders and windows themselves look ehrm... well not very appealing to say the least.

I hate to say that so many Operating Systems which seem great in many ways lack so much in the visually appealing department that they never really get a chance.


http://mama.indstate.edu/users/nova/arosshow/desktop_aros.jpg

:-)

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