Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 19:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There's one complaint we here at OSNews get thrown in our faces quite often: what's up with the lack of, you know, operating system news on OSNews? Why so much mobile phone news? Why so much talk of H264, HTML5, and Flash? Where's the juicy news on tomorrow's operating systems? Since it's weekend, I might as well explain why things are the way they are. Hint: it has nothing to do with a lack of willingness.
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I actually LIKE the "new" OSnews.
by madcrow on Sat 15th May 2010 20:17 UTC
madcrow
Member since:
2006-03-13

Many of the topics (like MPEG and H.264 issues) still tie in directly to those of us who DO use Linux or alternative OSes and any alternative OSes that are still under development and showing promise (Haiku and AROS are the big standouts here) still get coverage. It's a good mix of topics and frankly, a whole lot more worthwhile of reading than an endless string of news announcements about glorified Undergrad CS thesis projects that currently amount to little more than bare-metal "Hello world" programs will probably never go anywhere anyway.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I think that’s a very good summation—we’re covering topics that matter to those who use alternative operating systems.

If H.264, Adobe, Apple take hold of the future of technology then there will be no room for alternative operating systems. No foothold for them either. We don’t want that.

I want a future where an Amigan can participate on the most complex HTML5 websites just the same as anybody on OS X or Windows. H.264, Adobe and Apple stand in the way of that.

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