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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The major thing for an OS and a Software for me as a user is = it doesn´t have to be annoying.

There is no need for major updates, if a product is done it should run like that for long term. And any changes should be the choice of the user. Just like an add-on that you can install if you like or not.

For example, Mandrake 8 -> 9
or W2k -> XP

Both did not chance much under the hood, but they chanced the look & feel of the user interface and the admin interface dramatically.

From my point of view, it would be better if the new version would be an add-on and one should be able to install it or not.

Or it should be able to change things under the hood, but one should be able to choose to keep the old user interface and admin interface unchanged.

The same goes with Adobe Acrobat 5.0 -> actual Version
or Photo Shop 7.0 -> actual Version
or Winamp 2.91 -> actual Version

At the moment we have a Dictatorship of multiple companies.

That is better than one Dictatorship, like a country where only W2k would be allowed as an Operating systems for all Desktops and Servers and mobile devices. Which from my point of view would be VERY GOOD. Problems and annoyances and wasted time and wasted capacities would shrink. Imagine 1 OS for all.

But this is not doable, because there are millions of individuals on both sides, the programmers and the users.

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