Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Tue 15th Jul 2008 16:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes On January 7, 2008, gOS released the beta version of Space - their latest iteration of gOS. It's different for sure. It's like OS X with an added bit of fun. gOS Space is truly a social network fan's dream come true. But what exactly makes this operating system special? Let's take a look at some of the bits that cause Space to stand out.
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RE: so osx = eye candy = gos
by csixty4 on Tue 15th Jul 2008 16:39 UTC in reply to "so osx = eye candy = gos"
csixty4
Member since:
2007-10-08

Agreed. An "OSX-like" open source OS should be based on GNUStep, for starters.

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RE[2]: so osx = eye candy = gos
by chrish on Tue 15th Jul 2008 17:15 in reply to "RE: so osx = eye candy = gos"
chrish Member since:
2005-07-14

Except, OpenStep is like visiting 1990 again. I just tried the OpenStep live CD this morning and it was painful.

Downloading this now, but I imagine it's not going to magically have great apps to go along with it.

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RE[3]: so osx = eye candy = gos
by helf on Tue 15th Jul 2008 17:55 in reply to "RE[2]: so osx = eye candy = gos"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

A lot of people like minimalistic interfaces with pretty much no eye-candy. "Functional" is nice ;)

granted, GS doesn't have the greatest of apps...

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csixty4 Member since:
2007-10-08

You're making the same assumption as the original article writer: that being like OSX is purely a visual quality.

At its heart, OSX *is* NextStep, just with a prettier GUI. In fact, the core objects in the Cocoa API are still named NS*.

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