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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RE: Contradiction?
by Kroc on Thu 5th Nov 2009 21:39 UTC 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[3]: Contradiction?
by Kroc on Thu 5th Nov 2009 23:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Contradiction?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

This thing called collaboration whereby if Google had an idea to add in multi-process capability to the KrocOS browser, they could—instead of making another browser so that they could call it Google Chrome, and advertise it on their site, and install it silently with other apps and all the very things I would try limit with KrocOS.

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