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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RE[2]: Thanks Thom
by BlueofRainbow on Sun 16th May 2010 13:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Thanks Thom"
BlueofRainbow
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2009-01-06

Most of the OSes on this list were covered by OSNews - often in a deep comparison of user experience, features, and of course limitations. Coming to OSNews is how I learned of their existence.

I don't pretend to belong to the geeky crowd enjoying hours of command line sessions to get a distribution "just-right" nor re-compiling stuff to get a desired application fits into my configuration.

Nevertheless, I enjoy experimenting with self-contained OSes - especially if they entirely fit on a bootfloppy or are available as a Live (CD or USB) image.

For this kind of coverage, OSNews will still be what it has always been for me. And, in a few years, the netbooks, smart phones and tablets will likely have their own alternative and hobby OSes worth exploring. By then, and given the close association of these OSes with a network service provider, it is also hoped that it will be possible to do as easily/conveniently as using a bootfloppy, LiveCD or LiveUSB.

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