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OSNews, Generic OSes What were the big themes this year? Which stories on OSNews were the most popular? We dove into our database (well, Adam did), and compiled a list of 2010's ten most popular stories on OSNews. As a metric, we didn't look at silly things like hits or whatever, but at the only metric that matters on OSNews, the only metric which really indicates what our registered (and thus, loyal) readers loved to argue about this year: number of comments. Yes, that headline is intentionally confusing.
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Something is SEROUSLY wrong here.
by Sabon on Sat 1st Jan 2011 19:07 UTC
Sabon
Member since:
2005-07-06

Something is SEROUSLY wrong here when the people creating the articles (and approving them) on OSNews are "unable" to write articles about alternate operating systems.

The biggest question is WHY are you involved in OSNews then? Did you just want to hijack this website? Did you feel that your main stream OS wasn't getting enough attention?

It is THE job, YOUR job to either start gathering news on alternate OSs or to leave OSNews in the hands of people that will.

People like me are only coming to your site because I have groups of webpages that open up together as a group in my web browser.

Eventually I will remove you from that group and stop coming here.

I am VERY interested in other OSs. Between family and my job I literally don't have time to play around with OSs like I used to. I used to have five "PCs" which ran eight different operating systems as the "main OS" plus the equivalent of vitural machines running other OSs inside of those including four server OSs and three different email systems.

I RELY on websites to fill my hunger for news and play on these systems. Play doesn't always mean games so much as finding out what these operating systems can do that is unique that that OS. It isn't always "what" is can do but "how" it does that.

I still think it is pathetic that Windows and Mac don't have live icons like OS/2 (now eComStation) has. Meaning that if you create a "shortcut" to a file or program and move that file or program the shortcut will follow it and always work. Where, with Windows and OS X and Linux and ... they don't.

As far as appearance, OS/2 is ugly. I love the little things you can do with it though like changing the outline color for Windows to anything you want. And you can change the background for any windows to something unique to that window. Every window can also have its own font and font color (which is important since every window can have its own background).

There is NOTHING like this on this website. Then why don't I write articles about it? I already covered that.

If you don't know what to write about, write about Haiku and what they are up to. Write about eComStation. Write the benefits of replacing X on Linux with another graphics system and what the benefits, and drawbacks, of those are.

If you need subjects to write about, I bet we could come up with a lot of them. It is YOUR job at OSNews to fulfill our lust of alternate OSs or die from our boredom of your using only mainstream OSs and reporting on them.

It is not our fault that you don't but yours. Either buck up and do what the site is about or hand it off to someone else.

Can I be clearer than that?

Written on my iPad with a wireless bluetooth keyboard.

Edited 2011-01-01 19:08 UTC

Reply Score: 2

Chicken Blood Member since:
2005-12-21


I still think it is pathetic that Windows and Mac don't have live icons like OS/2 (now eComStation) has. Meaning that if you create a "shortcut" to a file or program and move that file or program the shortcut will follow it and always work. Where, with Windows and OS X and Linux and ... they don't.


You're wrong on that point regarding OS X. Read up on HFS aliases or just try moving a file that you have a shortcut too on the desktop. The shortcut continues to work.

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Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

[previous quote]I still think it is pathetic that Windows and Mac don't have live icons like OS/2 (now eComStation) has. Meaning that if you create a "shortcut" to a file or program and move that file or program the shortcut will follow it and always work. Where, with Windows and OS X and Linux and ... they don't.[end previousquote]


[quote]You're wrong on that point regarding OS X. Read up on HFS aliases or just try moving a file that you have a shortcut too on the desktop. The shortcut continues to work.[/quote]

You're correct. OK, Windows still doesn't have live links. Talk about still being in the dark ages.

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