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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Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Fri 6th Nov 2009 06:33 UTC
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

1) The hardware support of Windows - both out of the box and third parties.
2) The software support of Windows by way of a large ecosystem of third party developers.
3) A FreeBSD core + Better graphics layer.
4) IRIX Indigo Magic Desktop ( http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/59/Imd.gif ) but updated.

If a company provided that, I'd be a very happy lad; a combination of power, ease of use and flexibility all rolled into one.

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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by neticspace on Fri 6th Nov 2009 09:00 in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
neticspace Member since:
2009-06-09

4) IRIX Indigo Magic Desktop


Your GUI preference, I like it.

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