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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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nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

You might not care about cell phone games but that doesn't change the fact that when you dismiss proprietary developers you become unable to provide software that people want. Software that GPL programmers haven't been able to provide alternatives for.

If you want to see stagnation just look at Linux desktop marketshare since 1998.

But keep dismissing proprietary developers that are trying to earn a living, that seems to be a wise strategy. When trying to convert a new Linux user who asks about games just call them "fart games" and tell them that they don't actually need that.

YouDontActuallyNeedThat(tm).

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

You might not care about cell phone games but that doesn't change the fact that when you dismiss proprietary developers you become unable to provide software that people want. Software that GPL programmers haven't been able to provide alternatives for.

If you want to see stagnation just look at Linux desktop marketshare since 1998.

But keep dismissing proprietary developers that are trying to earn a living, that seems to be a wise strategy. When trying to convert a new Linux user who asks about games just call them "fart games" and tell them that they don't actually need that.

YouDontActuallyNeedThat(tm).


Generally, freetards will respond with:

-fck Visual Studio, VI and Emacs are soo much better, when you'll learn to use them, you'll be soo productive

-fck GUI, who needs GUI? I don't need GUI, I use links as web browser, I use ircII in text mode to connect to IRC and talk with other freetards; I don't even need to write C++ apps, cus I write suuuch powerfull bash scripts in Emacs, and anyway, python rocks; I use latex and I'm soo much productive and I'm free and I don't want to use software from proprietary pigs

-if you need GUI, you can allways use X; it's not X's fault for crashing, it's proprietary pigs's fault cus they don't provide open source drivers... so what if X is bloated, slow like hell, nobody is hurrying, and it really rocks cus I can use it over network when I'm sitting on toilet and write powerfull shell scripts on my electric toaster which runs Ubuntu Ziggy Zebra

-who needs Half Life, Oblivion? playing tetris in text mode is soooo much fun

Generally a combination of:

"RTFM idiot", "it works as intended", "so what if it doesn't do what you want? either implement it yourself or stfu cus nobody is payed to do it", "maybe linux is not for you", "linux is not windows", "so what if it's crappy? it's free and freedom is better than performance", "open office death slowness and curruption of .doc files is MS's fault", "os is crashing because of Nvidia, nut because X cause X is superrior and foss", "it works for me", "you don't need that", "it works from time to time".

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