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[2]: Comment by Brynet
by jal_ on Mon 13th Sep 2010 08:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
jal_
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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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RE[3]: Comment by Brynet
by Kroc on Mon 13th Sep 2010 13:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Brynet"
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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[4]: Comment by Brynet
by bryanv on Mon 13th Sep 2010 14:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Brynet"
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2005-08-26

I thought the video sounded a bit like drunken uncle Wally or the Dustin Hoffman character from Rainman.

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RE[4]: Comment by Brynet
by jal_ on Tue 14th Sep 2010 06:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Brynet"
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2006-11-02

As already stated, he is banned from discussion on OSnews


So you are limiting his ability to express his views on OSnews, yet give him a feature length article that consists 50% of direct quotes. Sorry Kroc, that just doesn't make sense.

and what more, what he does on other sites is none of our business or concern.


I disagree. To see whether someone's views as expressed in an article are sound or valid, one better looks at the whole picture - even the most deranged people sometimes manage to sound sane.

The article here is to present the work, not the person.


The work is already a few years old, LoseThos popped up on OSDev two years ago, in - as far as I can see - the exact same state it is in today; not very newsworthy, imho. Also, you did not present his work, you let him present his work himself, by extended quoting without commenting.

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


That's sad - I do not mind whether or not you know a certain hobby OS, but I think that when writing about them, or even a single one, you should be able to put things into perspective. Not knowing about other hobby OSes that have outgrown the Hello World state is a definite fault.

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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"
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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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RE[4]: Comment by Brynet
by jal_ on Tue 14th Sep 2010 06:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Brynet"
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

(badly spelled)


If you run out of arguments, resort to the spelling...

word means what you think it means


As with many mental disorders, the name of the disorder can also be used for people that exhibit characteristic traits for that disorder. I do not know for certain the guy suffers from autism, but he sure shows many signs.

"zealot" is a different word (...) Sometimes, people just like to toot their own horns


Gosh, really. I used "zealot" here as "fanatic", and no, I'm not talking about being fanatical about ones own project, but being fanatical about all the details of the project, even when rightly critisized (e.g. the rather ridiculous idea that on modern video cards 640x480 in 16 colour mode is faster than, say, 640x480 in 16-bit true colour).

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