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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Comment by shotsman
by shotsman on Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:33 UTC
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just use one of the more mature Operating systems out there.
I'd use VMS. Ok, I'm biased here as I first used it in '77. However, it works, has cluster uptimes including updates that are measured in years (17 is my record) and is pretty secure. Has had all the ACL's etc for over 20 years.

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RE: Comment by shotsman
by 4nntt on Thu 5th Nov 2009 22:29 in reply to "Comment by shotsman"
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I second this. I'd use VMS for servers. For the desktop, I'd love to see something like BeOS/Haiku with multi-user support and ACLs.

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RE[2]: Comment by shotsman
by Hypnos on Fri 6th Nov 2009 02:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by shotsman"
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As I've suggested before, VMS+OPENSTEP would set my heart aflutter.

Perhaps add Gentoo-style package management, and snapshots a la ZFS to roll back undesirable changes transparently.

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