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 eyeOS.org 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 eyeOS.info."
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RE[2]: What is an OS
by Neolander on Wed 26th May 2010 09:55 UTC in reply to "RE: What is an OS"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Well, the end line is very, very blurry (stricto senso, the OS could include every single app installed on top of it), but the start line is pretty clear : it's an average computer, in the Mobo+RAM+CPU+IO sense.

(And again, we can argue about whether or not the BIOS/EFI is a part of the computer or not. In my opinion it is, since you can't buy a BIOS or a non-BIOS computer separately.)

Edited 2010-05-26 10:02 UTC

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RE[3]: What is an OS
by Laurence on Wed 26th May 2010 11:51 in reply to "RE[2]: What is an OS"
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Well, the end line is very, very blurry (stricto senso, the OS could include every single app installed on top of it), but the start line is pretty clear : it's an average computer, in the Mobo+RAM+CPU+IO sense.

(And again, we can argue about whether or not the BIOS/EFI is a part of the computer or not. In my opinion it is, since you can't buy a BIOS or a non-BIOS computer separately.)


Sorry, but I'm not sure why you've brought the BIOS and EFI into this as that's not part of the OS. It's part of the hardware itself (just as a DVD drives, HDDs adn key keyboards will all have firmware too).

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RE[4]: What is an OS
by Neolander on Wed 26th May 2010 11:57 in reply to "RE[3]: What is an OS"
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2010-03-08

No, but since some people tend to include Mac OS X in the "computer" system by telling that it's part of the product just in the same way as the BIOS/EFI... One may say that the "what is a computer" point is still debatable.

Edited 2010-05-26 11:57 UTC

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