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[3]: Comment by Brynet
by Kroc on Mon 13th Sep 2010 13:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Brynet"
Kroc
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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[5]: Comment by Brynet
by n.l.o on Mon 13th Sep 2010 14:57 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Brynet"
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2009-09-14

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


ASD would explain the "ego", but as Kroc already said it's not really any of our business.

Do we judge the technical merits of Oracle DB based purely on Larry Ellison being a complete tool? Or likewise OpenBSD and Theo?

This was a general post, not directed at anyone in particular.

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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"
jal_ Member since:
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[5]: Comment by Brynet
by Kroc on Tue 14th Sep 2010 11:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Brynet"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

You are seeking to simply draw this out as painfully as possible rather than show any balance. I will be locking this thread after this comment as I do not feel that you are capable of reaching a point where you we can discuss the topic instead of debating petty arguments.

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.


Terry was banned from OSnews some time ago due to his conduct. I cooperated with him to publish this article because I’m a nice person and where as nobody was willing to have anything to do with him—like yourself—I believe in giving people a chance under the right circumstances. This article was published because I wanted to. Don’t like that? Go elsewhere.

It’s “quoted” because that is the original (and unique to this article) text Terry wrote for me to be the article itself; I however thought that this would not be adequate enough and instead decided to wrap his text around my own contribution to bolster the article, improve the quality, and bring out the importance of recreational programming, rather than an OS having to strictly have a point. Again, the quoted sections are exclusive content to OSnews, it is simply “quoted” in order to distinguish between my opinions and his.

you should be able to put things into perspective


I put LoseThos in the correct perspective. It’s not trying to be another Linux and it is pretty advanced despite the looks.

You don’t like Terry, you are opposed to him getting attention, and you don’t like me either and have to nitpick everything I’ve said. This is not a discussion, it’s you being an immovable asshat.

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