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: What do I want?
by sorpigal on Fri 6th Nov 2009 03:12 UTC 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[3]: What do I want?
by sorpigal on Fri 6th Nov 2009 13:23 in reply to "RE[2]: What do I want?"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

I don't find anything intolerant in what I posted. What's more, I find the tone of your post offensive. You are welcome to argue for your point of view, but dismissing what I say merely because you don't like how it comes across to you is not helpful.

XP is not consistent. A lot of OSes are more consistent. If XP seems consistent to you, I can only assume you have a limited set of experiences (and are probably only contrasting it with Linux desktops, which are mostly worse.)

If the original poster would like to reply and clarify why he thinks XP is a good role model for consistency I would be happy to read it. Perhaps I would agree, perhaps I would rip his argument to shreds. Either one would be a better contribution than your irrelevancy.

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