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: My ideas
by twitterfire on Fri 6th Nov 2009 12:12 UTC in reply to "My ideas"
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Nothing would have to be "installed". They will all be standalone applications. The applications should have a specific file which will be indexed by the OS so that it knows that its an application.[q]

Allready done in Os X.

Files will be arranged using tags. If a folder is given a "tag" all files within it will also get that tag. Similar to GMail. This is because a lot of times I have same type of file (say presentation files) in different projects (say different courses). Sometimes, I want to see all presentation files I have, sometimes, I want to see all files for a particular course.

Allready done in BeOs.

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