Linked by bcavally on Mon 21st Dec 2009 17:18 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Today there are many operating systems available. Every vendor or community round it tries to make it as good as possible. Having different goals, different legacy and different cultures, they succeed in it more or less. We (end users) end up with big selection of operating systems, but for us the operating systems are usually compromise of the features that we would like to have. So is there an operating system that would fit all the needs of the end user? Is is the BeOS clone Haiku?
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Religious perspective:
by ParadoxUncreated on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 11:55 UTC
ParadoxUncreated
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2009-12-05

What is good about an OS?
Is it not indeed human nature, that is good?
So what would be good, would be to have an OS, that complements our nature.

Imagine a society at peace, and the computer used for tasks that naturally falls for it.

This would be a "good" OS.

And it would probably mean the reduction of commercial activity, products made purely to make money, and the buzz that comes with that, and drives the world insane, becoming an evil circle, of people buying products, they do not need, and not finding the real products, because they are not visible in the commercial noise.

And the question that comes with that, is ofcourse, is our society already built for this, or must we accomodate society, to fit information technology.

Networks might be better off, owned by the state, with facebook like profiles, and bankaccounts accessible. Grades and jobs should be intergrated into the system, and distribution of social welfare, likewise.

By this, we are talking about moving computing into a state of optimality. Away from commercial forces, and into our own hands, serving Us.

It is ofcourse not unlikely, that a commercial market, may be based below this, in the future.

Peace be with you!

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RE: Religious perspective:
by WereCatf on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 14:13 in reply to "Religious perspective:"
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2006-02-15

Is it not indeed human nature, that is good?

No. Humans are by nature selfish, greedy, self-preserving bastards, often willing to sacrifice others in order to satisfy one or another need, including plain curiosity, and the whole world would actually be better off without us.

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RE[2]: Religious perspective:
by sbergman27 on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 15:03 in reply to "RE: Religious perspective:"
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2005-07-24

No. Humans are by nature selfish, greedy, self-preserving bastards, often willing to sacrifice others in order to satisfy one or another need, including plain curiosity, and the whole world would actually be better off without us.

Agreed. I often think of this when I read science fiction novels which imply some moral imperative for us to colonize the solar system... or worse yet, the galaxy. And also when I'm visiting our national forests and parks.

Edited 2009-12-22 15:08 UTC

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RE[2]: Religious perspective:
by Zifre on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 00:48 in reply to "RE: Religious perspective:"
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2009-10-04

the whole world would actually be better off without us.

Are you sure about that? "Better off" is a concept invented by humans. The Earth certainly doesn't care what we do to it. That's not to say we shouldn't conserve it, but that is mainly for our own good.

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RE[2]: Religious perspective:
by nt_jerkface on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 03:16 in reply to "RE: Religious perspective:"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Is it not indeed human nature, that is good? No. Humans are by nature selfish, greedy, self-preserving bastards, often willing to sacrifice others in order to satisfy one or another need, including plain curiosity, and the whole world would actually be better off without us


Well go kill yourself then or at least take your Western self-loathing somewhere else.

Not all of us subscribe to the dopey collectivist outlook that believes Westerners should go through life filled with guilt and angst.

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