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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it is not only lack of news
by vezhlys on Sat 15th May 2010 22:07 UTC
vezhlys
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2005-08-19

Yes, it is quite boring in OS and hardware space right now (only one architecture and several major OSes with not such spectacular progress). I always feel sad about that because everything just dies slowly. But I dislike more about current OSnews than just lack of OS news. I really don't feel that geekiness in the news anymore. Maybe there is no need just to have everything perfect. I feel sometimes that you want everything to keep with Windows, Linux, Mac OS X. But as you said you could use QNX for six months long time ago. So it was interesting to explore and find something new. I could use some other alternative OS too. I still can spend a lot of time on configuring *BSD, playing with Haiku or similar OSes. Yes, there are lot of things that doesn't work so seamlessly but still I can enjoy this. It is not a bad thing that something doesn't work automatically. It is even an advantage sometimes. I don't see something like that in OSnews anymore. Osnews opinions often contradicts with mine too (and that opinions sometimes feel unprofessional and not reasoned, it feels like reading somebodies blog). A lot of OS releases just mention some changelog but no reviews exist (the oficial reason often is lack of knowledge about technologies or lack of usage). And so on... However, I still read articles here. There are still a lot interesting information. But yes, it feels much different than lot of years ago. I don't know if it is bad or good just it takes time to adapt.

Edited 2010-05-15 22:09 UTC

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