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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Contradiction?
by renox on Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:34 UTC
renox
Member since:
2005-07-06

The KrocOS proposition says 'no brand' which means that there's only one application per 'activity type', this could lead to bloated applications..

For me, the ideal OS would use tags to access files and have BeOS's like reactiveness.

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RE: Contradiction?
by Kroc on Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:39 in reply to "Contradiction?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Can you expand upon your first point—I’ve designed this to avoid app bloat, so you may have misunderstood one of my points or I didn’t explain a particular aspect clearly enough (which is very understandable).

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RE[2]: Contradiction?
by renox on Thu 5th Nov 2009 23:05 in reply to "RE: Contradiction?"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Well if there is no brand, then there can be only one web browser (for example), so the users will ask that this web browser include all the features found in FF,IE,Chrome,etc.
So this web browser will become bloated..

More seriously, applications evolve thanks to competition: look at FF, the developpers only started changing to a sane multi-process architecture when Chrome demonstrated the flaws in FF's architecture, how could there be competition in your OS if you allow only one web browser?

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RE: Contradiction?
by cb88 on Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:42 in reply to "Contradiction?"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

tags!? you mean like mimetypes which Haiku already has? or an extension of that? regex attribute based tagging? embedding application tag in the file attribute?

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RE[2]: Contradiction?
by renox on Thu 5th Nov 2009 23:11 in reply to "RE: Contradiction?"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

tags!? you mean like mimetypes which Haiku already has? or an extension of that? regex attribute based tagging? embedding application tag in the file attribute?

An extension of that, files would be tagged also by their package name and instead of storing files in hiearchical directies, you (or tools) would add your own tags much like photo/music aplications work but for everything.

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