Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Dec 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I just stumbled upon an interesting forum thread over at AmigaWorld.net. The thread details whether or not AmigaOS and MorphOS should be called "hobby operating systems", and what kind of criteria should be applied. This sounded like an interesting point of discussion for OSNews.
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RE: Interesting
by AmigaRobbo on Sun 20th Dec 2009 21:55 UTC in reply to "Interesting"
AmigaRobbo
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2005-11-15

You mention Frying Pan is a retail price,Amiga OS4.1 is itself a commercial production:-

http://www.acube-systems.biz/index.php?page=software&pid=1

I'd still call it a 'hobby' OS, I find it fun to tinker with, I can do (almost) everything with it that I want to do in OSX or Windows, so it's usable.

Still by the definition of a OS that in itself you like to play around with, in itself, not the applications available for it, would that make many Linux a hobby OS for people who like learn about PC/Linux, and the exact same distro not a hobby OS for people who just get on with the business of Surfing the interwebs and mail etc?

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