Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th May 2010 21:10 UTC, submitted by asupcb
OSNews, Generic OSes EyeOS has released version 2.0 Beta. "After several months of hard work we're happy to announce the immediate availability of the official release of eyeOS 2.0 Beta. And even more: the new release doesn't come alone but with the brand new website, which has not ben redesigned for the last 2 years now. eyeOS 2.0 Beta can be downloaded from the new downloads page and tested from a Beta test server in"
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The interface IS the OS! Take a course! please!

It depends what you call an interface. But if we're talking about operating for computers, and not for computers + windows + IE (replace by your combo of choice), then EyeOS is not an operating system.

To separate the tactile and perceptible level from the routines and processes does not make sense when talking of an OS! This is ooold news!

Again, you're being imprecise. It depends what is your point of view. For an user, it does not. For the developper of the operating system, it didn't until... say... the Amiga days maybe ? All modern operating systems are made of several parts that are developped separately, because it allows work paralelization and much, much better debugging and bug tracking.

the CLI/shell/whatever of a barebones linux system is also a interface! If you can't communicate with a system through an interface, how would you know it is there?

Yes it is. And it is part of the OS. But it's not a computer OS.

Keeping a web-based OS or a cloudOS or whatever you want to call it, is the same as having a severe restriction on what could be called an OS, worthy of being mentioned and referred to regularly here on OSNEWS.

For the third time, aren't we talking about computer operating systems here ? Duh, even if Microsoft would like to, Windows is not part of the computer at the moment. Only apple manages to do the trick by calling the computer+OS bundle a Macintosh and suing everyone trying to use a legally bought copy of their computer OS on other computers, but the distinction is pure marketting.

Considering the recent mega-rants on video-codecs (since WHEN did they qualify for being directly OS-relevant - Yes, I read the argument for why, Thom!) this seems to be a huge shot-in-your-foot, OSNEWS editors!

It's highly debatable. Both are, from a computer OS point of view, just some user application... That's where the editor's opinion becomes useful ;)

Edited 2010-05-26 09:59 UTC

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