Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 14th Mar 2011 08:32 UTC, submitted by Dirge
OSNews, Generic OSes "Right now, someone, somewhere is developing the killer operating system feature of the future - a feature that will change computing and make us wonder how we lived without it. However, the person responsible probably isn't grafting away in the labs of Microsoft, Apple or Red Hat - he or she is more likely to be working in a bedroom or loft. [...] We'll look at the best alternative operating systems, with the potential to change the computing landscape over the next decade."
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Really interesting round up.
by Dirge on Mon 14th Mar 2011 09:17 UTC
Dirge
Member since:
2005-07-14

I was gladdened to see mention of the GNU/HURD. Totally new to me was Inferno, not something I would have a personal need for but interesting none the less.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I was gladdened to see mention of the GNU/HURD.


Yup, we may see The Hurd released one day. I mean, Duke Nukem Forever is coming out soon, so anything is possible ;)

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Hexadecima Member since:
2010-09-01

You may have recognized the screenshot, though: Plan 9, screen mostly taken up by an acme window. Apparently Inferno can run as a daemon on p9, which makes absolutely no sense since it can do all those things already. o_O I guess it's for sharing resources with other host platforms.

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demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

I was gladdened to see mention of the GNU/HURD. Totally new to me was Inferno, not something I would have a personal need for but interesting none the less.


Inferno isn't really well known, but it's basically Plan9.

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

More like the successor to plan9. Still good to see its name in lights, as it were.

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