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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Nah
by Bully on Sat 15th May 2010 21:16 UTC
Bully
Member since:
2006-04-07

Haiku is making impressive progress.
ReactOS is still being activly developed.
AmigaOS keep trying to make restarts.
Android it thriving on the mobiles.
ChromeOS is still in the pipeline.
And i'm sure i missed some...

Plenty going on here and there, it's not just a Macwinilux world out there.

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RE: Nah
by Moochman on Sat 15th May 2010 21:56 in reply to "Nah"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes and let us not forget the current cornucopia of smartphone and tablet OSes. That will be the really exciting space in the coming years, and OSNews is perfectly positioned for it.

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RE[2]: Nah
by Eddyspeeder on Sun 16th May 2010 18:47 in reply to "RE: Nah"
Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

Your post could even be Thom's short answer to the question why OSNews are discussing phones and tablets so much. They run OSes too. And like you said, the progress in interface design is very exciting!

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RE: Nah
by woegjiub on Sun 16th May 2010 01:43 in reply to "Nah"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

I'll give you the first few, as I'm excitedly following ReactOS' development, and I want to hear more about Haiku, but the last two are essentially Linux distributions, as is WebOS.
Certainly, they are more differing than SuSE and Ubuntu, but they use the same fundamental pieces.....
The fact is that it's far too expensive to build an OS from scratch, and it's far easier to roll your own by forking Linux, BSD or something else.

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