Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:05 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y There's no right way to do it, only ideas that are better than others in certain situations. But if you had the opportunity to head up the design of a new OS, one to Put Things Right, one that could be radical enough to varnish out those UI/X bumps that have clung on for years, but practical enough to be used every day, what would you design? How would you handle application management? What about file types and compatibility? Where would you cherry pick the best bits from other OSes and where would you throw away tradition? I've tackled this challenge for myself and present (an unfinished idea): KrocOS (warning: HTML5 site, will display without CSS in IE/older browsers). OSnews Asks: What would make your perfect OS?
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My ideas
by shashank_hi on Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:15 UTC
shashank_hi
Member since:
2009-08-27

Nothing would have to be "installed". They will all be standalone applications. The applications should have a specific file which will be indexed by the OS so that it knows that its an application.

Everything should be possible from a keyboard shortcut - shutdown, etc. Kinda like quicksilver.

And it should be aesthetically beautiful.

A lot of applications would be included by default, like pdf reader/editor, a decent graphics editor, office.

Files will be arranged using tags. If a folder is given a "tag" all files within it will also get that tag. Similar to GMail. This is because a lot of times I have same type of file (say presentation files) in different projects (say different courses). Sometimes, I want to see all presentation files I have, sometimes, I want to see all files for a particular course.

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RE: My ideas
by lunarcloud on Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:39 in reply to "My ideas"
lunarcloud Member since:
2008-04-28

Like nepomuk and nepomuk folders part of what KDE4 is doing (you wont see it being useful until 4.4 or 4.5, because of the current nepomuk backends)

or Windows 7's Libraries?

The nepomuk one is more powerful, IMHO. I use it now. You can have a folder that's just a nepomuk folder, like smart folders in Mac OSX.

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tagged files (was:RE[2]: My ideas)
by testerus on Fri 6th Nov 2009 03:36 in reply to "RE: My ideas"
testerus Member since:
2005-07-06

Tags and other meta data should be at file-system level. Reiser4 was an attempt to do this right.
How do you read your Nepomuk data in 5 years from now? What's about backup? How to use the tagged files on another system, via network, etc?

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RE: My ideas
by twitterfire on Fri 6th Nov 2009 12:12 in reply to "My ideas"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Nothing would have to be "installed". They will all be standalone applications. The applications should have a specific file which will be indexed by the OS so that it knows that its an application.[q]

Allready done in Os X.

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Files will be arranged using tags. If a folder is given a "tag" all files within it will also get that tag. Similar to GMail. This is because a lot of times I have same type of file (say presentation files) in different projects (say different courses). Sometimes, I want to see all presentation files I have, sometimes, I want to see all files for a particular course.

Allready done in BeOs.

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v RE: My ideas
by Nolongeraclone on Sat 7th Nov 2009 02:29 in reply to "My ideas"