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: Thanks Thom
by Bobthearch on Sun 16th May 2010 16:34 UTC in reply to "Thanks Thom"
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Cleaning up the links in the "Operating System" bookmark folder, here are a few more alternative operating systems and their current states of development:

TabOS, last updated in March, 2008.

BlueIllusionOS. A re-start of development was announced in Dec, 2009 but the last download version is dated August, 2008.

NewOS, last version was June 2005.

HelenOS. Not discussed much at OSNews, but is under active development and a new version was released on March 10, 2010.

ZotOS never really got off the ground. Version 2 is the latest, which although not dated I recall from years ago.

CoyoteOS, a continuation or re-boot of EROS, had a news item added most recently in May, 2008.

Whitix was last updated in Dec 2008, although news items were added to the website through Oct, 2009.

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RE[2]: Thanks Thom
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 16th May 2010 16:45 in reply to "RE: Thanks Thom"
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You see my point, right?

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RE[3]: Thanks Thom
by Bobthearch on Sun 16th May 2010 17:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Thanks Thom"
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Yes. Out of 17 OSes listed, I count only four that are under active development with releases or updates within the last three months. Three more are relatively up-to-date with releases within the last year.

Maybe a flicker of life left?

Of course the small projects always came-and-went fairly quickly. That's the nature of hobbies and one-man projects of any sort. But sadly, there's an absence of new projects taking the place of those that faded away.

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