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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What do I want?
by wainamoinen on Thu 5th Nov 2009 23:30 UTC
wainamoinen
Member since:
2007-06-30

What do I want?

* The smoothness working of FreeBSD
* The simplicity of CRUX
* The strength of Slackware
* The consistency of Windows XP
* The internal design of BeOS
* The device driver support of Windows XP
* The elegance of Mint
* The community support of Ubuntu
* The package manager of Arch
* The security of OpenBSD
* The user interface of Mac OS X
* The portability of NetBSD
* The SMP performance of Linux
* The toolchain of GNU

All in one.

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RE: What do I want?
by sorpigal on Fri 6th Nov 2009 03:12 in reply to "What do I want?"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

You know that Linux is actually more portable than NetBSD now, right? Or at least, has more ports... not going to comment on how easy it is (-:

If XP is your benchmark for consistency you have never seriously used a consistent OS.

BeOS gets a lot of nice things right. If only we could have that atop the HURD, or something with its design.

What make's Arch's package manager so superior?

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RE[2]: What do I want?
by pjafrombbay on Fri 6th Nov 2009 05:47 in reply to "RE: What do I want?"
pjafrombbay Member since:
2005-07-31

...If XP is your benchmark for consistency you have never seriously used a consistent OS...


What a silly silly thing to say! How do you know what he has thought about? Oh! I know how! His views don't match your prejudices! Ah! He can't be serious can he?

Lets be a little more tolerant if we can.

Regards,
Peter

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RE: What do I want?
by dvzt on Fri 6th Nov 2009 07:14 in reply to "What do I want?"
dvzt Member since:
2008-10-23

* The SMP performance of Linux


Haha, good one. ;)

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