Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 12th Sep 2010 19:19 UTC
General Development Technologists fear (and loathe) that which has no purpose. Why must some insist in deriding an operating system like Haiku that doesn't fit their particular needs or precepts of what has a purpose, when, it's advanced enough to have a decent web-browser and productivity software? Today I shall be further offending these people's tastes with a look into LoseThos--a pure 64-bit, preemptive-multitasking, multicored PC operating system that is intended to be used as a secondary operating system for user's recreational programming on their best PC while dual booting a primary system such as Linux or Windows where they do networking and other modern activities such as multimedia. Yes, LoseThos has no networking, no security of any kind, and VGA graphics; but it certainly has a purpose: to be fun! (for programmers, at least)
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Why ?
by boulabiar on Sun 12th Sep 2010 19:58 UTC
boulabiar
Member since:
2009-04-18

Why people still losing time creating new OSes that looks similar to 80's ones ?

I they have too much time they can help resolving problems of Linux or any common sub-system.

Resolving issues/bugs help many millions of users, recreating the wheel every time is a huge time loss...

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RE: Why ?
by Kroc on Sun 12th Sep 2010 20:04 in reply to "Why ?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Why did your parents have you? There are billions of people in the world already, could’ve donated all the money from your development to more needy people.

Linux was once a new OS in a sea of other OSes with people saying what’s the point?

You‘ve completely missed the point (and didn’t read the article because I went into it quite a bit), the point is that there doesn’t have to be one. His time is his to spend how he wants; and who knows, he may just end up inventing a bit of code that totally revolutionises the OS world. Yours is not the power to decide.

Now what are you doing on OSnews? There’s Linux bugs to be fixed—quick, quick, hurry!

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by boulabiar on Sun 12th Sep 2010 20:50 in reply to "RE: Why ?"
fun!
by sergio on Sun 12th Sep 2010 20:43 in reply to "Why ?"
sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

Because It's fun... and I think that's exactly what today computers are losing.

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RE: Why ?
by Adurbe on Sun 12th Sep 2010 21:11 in reply to "Why ?"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

I cant say for sure about this OS as I haven't tried it, but its from these 'simple' OS systems that new ideas can be tried and tested.

A new ground-up kernal may well be groundbreaking in some way. To prove/test the method doesn't mean they have to spend(waste) the time developing it to be a primary/modern OS (network, 3d desktop, GUI!).

Who is to say the new idea in this doesn't help millions in the future?

Also the experience of building these OS may give the devs a better understanding of how to fix some bugs in linux for you ;)

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RE: Why ?
by Almafeta on Sun 12th Sep 2010 21:28 in reply to "Why ?"
Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

Why people still losing time creating new OSes that looks similar to 80's ones?


Because even Damn Small Linux is far too much overhead to keep Dwarf Fortress happy these days?

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RE: Why ?
by n.l.o on Sun 12th Sep 2010 21:30 in reply to "Why ?"
n.l.o Member since:
2009-09-14

Why people still losing time creating new OSes that looks similar to 80's ones ?

I they have too much time they can help resolving problems of Linux or any common sub-system.

Resolving issues/bugs help many millions of users, recreating the wheel every time is a huge time loss...



The developer of this OS develops it for the same reason you masturbate.

Because he can.

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RE: Why ?
by Calipso on Mon 13th Sep 2010 01:49 in reply to "Why ?"
Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

I don't think you could've missed the point of this article more than you did. The whole article is about how it's ok to do things simply because they are fun and don't have to be the next greatest thing to rule the world.

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RE: Why ?
by tylerdurden on Mon 13th Sep 2010 05:08 in reply to "Why ?"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

No kidding, apparently his time is so precious and his opinion so important that it had to be shared even if he obviously did not bother to read the article...

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RE: Why ?
by phreck on Mon 13th Sep 2010 09:08 in reply to "Why ?"
phreck Member since:
2009-08-13

a) Show us where you spend your time in a moral manner.
b) Why do ppl waste their time answering on internet articles?

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RE: Why ?
by BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 13th Sep 2010 15:24 in reply to "Why ?"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Why people still losing time creating new OSes that looks similar to 80's ones ?

I they have too much time they can help resolving problems of Linux or any common sub-system.

Resolving issues/bugs help many millions of users, recreating the wheel every time is a huge time loss...


Spoken like a true believer. I love the way guys try to portray contributing to Linux is some kind of moral imperative, it manages to come off as both insecure jealousy and insane zealotry at the same time.

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