Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2007 22:13 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Vassilis 'vasper' Perantzakis, of BeOS Max Edition fame, has announced that he will start work on WalterOS, the Haiku-based version of BeOS Max. "All code developed for this OS will be given to Haiku with the same MIT license 1 month after release at the latest. 50% of all income generated for us from any activity related to this OS (selling of CD and possibly memorabilia) will be donated to Haiku. Donations will not be accepted, please donate to Haiku." The name is not final yet, so feel free to add your own proposals.
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Walter ??
by Captain Halibut on Thu 12th Apr 2007 23:44 UTC
Captain Halibut
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2007-04-08

Not too sure about the name. What about MaxOS? Relevant, and to my anglophone ear sounds vaguely Greek. [knowing my luck this is actually very rude in Greek]

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RE: Walter ??
by nicholas on Fri 13th Apr 2007 00:45 in reply to "Walter ??"
nicholas Member since:
2005-07-07

How about Amiga0S 5? ;-)

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RE: Walter ??
by stormloss on Fri 13th Apr 2007 01:17 in reply to "Walter ??"
stormloss Member since:
2005-08-03

I say keeping with the Greek theme "Sparta OS" ;)

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RE[2]: Walter ??
by tonestone57 on Fri 13th Apr 2007 02:28 in reply to "RE: Walter ??"
tonestone57 Member since:
2005-12-31

I think the two names that stick out are:
MAX
VASPER

I don't believe using OS after the name is right, because that is normally done on new / different OSes.

For instance, most Linux distros are not <distro name> OS. I've never heard RedHat OS, Mandrake OS, Fedora OS, Ubuntu OS, Debian OS ( well, not entirely true, there are actually a few distros that break the rule; PCLinuxOS, CentOS, KateOS, Myah OS ).

So maybe instead???,
MAX OS
VASPER OS

Or, just go crazy and call it, SPARTA 300 :-)

Walter? Who is that again? :-)

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