Linked by Andrew Youll on Fri 26th Aug 2005 22:57 UTC, submitted by Matt Turner
SkyOS After a great deal of interest from the community, we have decided to officially open the "SkyOS Code Ransom". In a nutshell, the SkyOS Code Ransom is a system to encourage developers to port various software packages to SkyOS, as well as a way to reward them for their efforts. Depending on how successful and how much interest there is in the "SkyOS Code Ransom", we may expand this feature of the website a great deal more in the future.
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RE[4]: Interesting
by eosp on Sat 27th Aug 2005 15:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting"
eosp
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2005-07-07

Sure, Windows works now, but remember how Me "worked"? There was too much bloat for the system.

And look at Vista coming out. Everyone's worried because its hardware requirements are so high. Even on the basic mode, which basically _is_ WinXP, the suggestion for the current beta is about twice what is found in one of today's typical machines. 512 mb of RAM is needed.

Ask ten random people if they have 512 mb of ram, and I can assure you the response will be somewhere around this:
2 people will say "What does that mean?"
3 people will say "No, my PC only has 128 (or 256)."
2 people will say "I don't have a computer."
That leaves only 3 people to say "Yes, I have 512." If that many.

So how's that for "works for people?"

On another note, how many people do you actually think use most of the bloat in Windows? The accessibility tools--if people need them, they need something more powerful. Even the screenreader says on startup, "You probably need something more powerful if you need this program." How many people do you think have ever used Character Map? Or "system restore"?

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RE[5]: Interesting
by on Sat 27th Aug 2005 17:47 in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting"
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How many Linux users use Register Parameters? SELinux? Or the Accessibility tools in KDE/Gnome? Really, I fail to see your point... What has 'Bloat' to do with this? Let's make a deal: let's try to ban the words 'troll' and 'bloat' from any future conversation, they don't make sense anymore. Features I don't use don't bother me, neither on Linux or on Windows. And trust me, I don't even use half of the features of my kernel and desktop environement, by FAR. I guess it's fine if Windows users do the same. Or maybe I misunderstood what you meant?

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RE[6]: Interesting
by eosp on Sat 27th Aug 2005 21:03 in reply to "RE[5]: Interesting"
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2005-07-07

I meant that while MS puts little things no one uses in, they lack in the real issues...security, process management, etc.

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RE[5]: Interesting
by japail on Mon 29th Aug 2005 05:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting"
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2005-06-30

All bow before the bloat that is charmap.

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