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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by lucas_maximus on Thu 5th Nov 2009 22:28 UTC
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OpenBSD is pretty near what I want in an OS, Simple, configurable and stripped down to only what is really necessary ... Once you learn how to use the tools provided properly. Takes a while to get your head around but once you got that sussed. Using any other of the BSDs or Linux just seems limited.

I would preferrably use OpenBSD with the Window Manager that IRIX used (4Dwm), and better SMP performance and 3D acceleration, would be nice ... but just having something to use as nice as the IRIX desktop would be nice, I don't get on with the 3 Big Desktop Environments.

I would love SGI to Open Source IRIX, I loved using it in the computer labs on the old O2 machines that used to smoke everything else. I doubt this will ever happen unfortunately.

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