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 dindin on Thu 5th Nov 2009 23:11 UTC
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I am a FreeBSD user and love the core system but have the following annoyances and/or missing features. If they are addressed, then it would be the perfect OS:

1. A binary package management system for applications and system - more like a Debian and less like pkg_*. I know its improving every year but veeerrrrrrryyyy slowly.

2. A virtualization solution - Virtual box and qemu have half baked support (no USB, no GPU hooks, etc.) Something that compete with Linux(s).

3. Maybe come up with a native X like implementation and run X applications like on mac (XonX) - this is a long shot.

I still like FreeBSD and no, I am not going to move to a Mac.

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