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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Hobby OS
by zizban on Sun 20th Dec 2009 22:28 UTC
zizban
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2005-07-06

I wouldn't say MorphOS or AmigaOS are hobby OSes. They are niche OSes. They have a niche to fill.

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RE: Hobby OS
by itomato on Sun 20th Dec 2009 22:45 in reply to "Hobby OS"
itomato Member since:
2006-05-18

I wouldn't say MorphOS or AmigaOS are hobby OSes. They are niche OSes. They have a niche to fill.
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Which is the niche defined by hobbyists with Amigas and OS-compatible hardware, which is a niche unto itself.

Windows 7 was a "hobby" OS for a while, as was Mac OS 10.6.

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