Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Jan 2011 22:21 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I just want to put up a little notice to inform you all about the lack of updates on the main page. The problem is that I've been hit by the flu and have been down and out since last Thursday, unable to do the news. The rest of the team has been occupied as well, so that explains that. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and since I've pretty much almost recovered, normal posting schedule will resume either tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. Thanks for understanding. Also, read more for the most beautiful piece of art ever created in the history of the universe. And I mean it.
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RE[2]: Alternate OSs are not dead
by Sabon on Tue 25th Jan 2011 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Alternate OSs are not dead"
Sabon
Member since:
2005-07-06

I work 60 to 70 hours a week. I jump on here and other sites while I'm waiting for a server to reboot or when compiling programs.

Sorry but no OS stuff. Just proprietary stuff for the org that I work for.

When I'm not working my wife either wants part of my time or a divorce. So far the time I'm not working goes to her, sleep, and sometimes fun.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Yet you are regularly commenting on this website, and you somehow learned about this os2bbs website (btw, if you look in older news, there was something about eCS today)...

Look. I appreciate careful, polished PG2 submissions a lot. But if you don't have the time and only send a link that's okay, I'll write the article myself as I do in those cases. It helps me improve my English ;)

And no, you can't say that you have the time to comment here but not to copy-paste a link in OSnews' submission form. In most modern browsers, opening an OSnews tab, going to the submission page, and copy-pasting a link to something you're reading takes a few keystrokes and maybe three clicks. Less than a minute or two of your time.

Edited 2011-01-25 20:14 UTC

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Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

If a link is good enough for someone to follow up on, then sure, I can do that. I thought you were referring to articles.

I would think it would be easy to create a list of OSs though and to find out what companies/orgs are working on that, and then to find interesting people in there to interview or possibly to have them write an article. Yes it is harder to find interesting people but if you don't know, ask us who we would think would be interesting to read an interview or even a profile about.

Look at new orgs like newspapers and tv news. They don't just have office staff that sit there waiting for them to call me or by looking at the internet to see what they can find. They have reporters and investigators that literally "go out in the field" to find news. I think OS/News needs to do a lot more of that.

Edited 2011-01-26 17:58 UTC

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