Linked by Oliver on Fri 11th Mar 2011 23:32 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Now that Linux is the most popular free Unix-like operating system, it shouldn't be a surprise that some projects have begun treating non-Linux operating systems as second-class citizens. This isn't out of contempt for the BSDs or OpenSolaris, it's just a matter of limited manpower: if almost all the users of the application have a Linux operating system and if all the core developers are using Linux themselves, it's difficult to keep supporting other operating systems. But sometimes the choice to leave out support for other operating systems is explicitly made, e.g. when the developers want to implement some innovative features that require functionality that is (at least for now) only available in the Linux kernel."
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RE: Why does this matter?
by TheGZeus on Sat 12th Mar 2011 05:29 UTC in reply to "Why does this matter?"
TheGZeus
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2010-05-19

My suggestion would be for you to look into all of the research done on OS design, and figure out a better one(including the kernel, system calls, and a number of new apis).
Next, figure out how much work it would/will be to get a booting system that's somewhat usable. Next, you'll need native-running development tools.

Now you can start to attract hobbyists.

It would be quite a bit of fun, but there's quite a bit of history behind why Unix is the basis for most operating systems.

Do I have a basic design concept written for an OS?
Yup.
Do I think it'll be through stage 1 in the next year?
Nope. I have too much to learn for that level to be reached.

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