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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RE: Comment by Brynet
by Kroc on Mon 13th Sep 2010 06:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
Kroc
Member since:
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"
jal_ Member since:
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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RE[3]: Comment by Brynet
by Kroc on Mon 13th Sep 2010 13:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Brynet"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

As already stated, he is banned from discussion on OSnews, and what more, what he does on other sites is none of our business or concern. OSnews is not the Internet police. The article here is to present the work, not the person.

If you would like to write an article about SolarOS, please do. I was not aware of it.

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RE[3]: Comment by Brynet
by JonathanBThompson on Mon 13th Sep 2010 23:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Brynet"
JonathanBThompson Member since:
2006-05-26

I do not think that (badly spelled) word means what you think it means: verifiable sources, please, or you're maligning a group of people unfairly due to your own ignorance.

"zealot" is a different word and meaning from what you seem to be lumping in as a trait, and OCD tendencies or being an extremist about a pet cause/project is also not connected with what you think it means. Sometimes, people just like to toot their own horns: surely you don't do that in regards to anything you do, do you? ;)

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