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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Comment by Brynet
by brynet on Mon 13th Sep 2010 00:16 UTC
brynet
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2010-03-02

Terry or "LoseThos" here is a wacky religious troll who frequents various technical forums, and spreads his wisdom.

His reason for not using resolutions above 640x480? he claims that God whispered it in his ear, he would ask seemingly innocuous questions and then randomly type a page full of other "words" he received by God.

I'm not surprised this made the front page, OS development sure is an interesting subject, but, this particular project is quite ridiculous, try reading his website.

Still, maybe he's just very "eccentric".. but IMHO "batshit crazy" fits him better.

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RE: Comment by Brynet
by tylerdurden on Mon 13th Sep 2010 01:03 in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Or maybe he is just kidding...

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RE[2]: Comment by Brynet
by brynet on Mon 13th Sep 2010 01:10 in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
brynet Member since:
2010-03-02

If only he was... but alas, he is not.

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RE: Comment by Brynet
by Soulbender on Mon 13th Sep 2010 05:42 in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
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2005-08-18

Heh, I was just going to say "Wow, it sure pays to spam OSnews with posts about your own OS".

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RE: Comment by Brynet
by Kochise on Mon 13th Sep 2010 06:43 in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
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2006-03-03

If you cared to read his website, at the VERY FIRST page, it is stated "Since GPU's vary, LoseThos has no GPU acceleration. This article explains that a GPU is much faster than a CPU. Non-GPU graphics are too slow for high resolutions, so LoseThos will always be 640x480x 16 color. (It takes 1/37th as much CPU power for 640x480x4 compared to 1600x1200x24.)"

Now please quit this religious trolling and go ahead...

Kochise

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RE: Comment by Brynet
by Kroc on Mon 13th Sep 2010 06:49 in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
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2005-11-10

Terry is banned from discussion here on OSnews because of attacks on users and the staff, but I worked with him to publish this article to extend a peace offering to him in respect of what is clearly an incredible bit of programming work.

Yes, I’m sure a number of OSnews users have an issue or two with him, but can we put that aside and focus on the article.

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RE[2]: Comment by Brynet
by jal_ on Mon 13th Sep 2010 08:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
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2006-11-02

to extend a peace offering to him in respect of what is clearly an incredible bit of programming work.


Although I do think that the LoseThos OS is a nice piece of work, LoseThos Terry is an incredible nutjob. He spammed the OSDev forums about two years ago, disagreeing with about everyone on everything (see e.g. http://forum.osdev.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18514). I really don't see why you would want to extend a "peace offering" to an authistic zealot that has no regards for reality. If you want to write feature length articles about alternative hobby OSes, take a look at e.g. SolarOS (http://www.oby.ro/os/index.html) or the like. Equally if not more impressive, and written by sane people.

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