Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Aug 2011 05:55 UTC, submitted by cromat
OSNews, Generic OSes SilveOS is a familiar-looking desktop "operating system" within a silverlight app. Just fire it up using any browser with Silverlight installed and start poking around.
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pandronic
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2006-05-18

In theory, if you put a saddle on a dog, it's now a horse. But in reality it's not. Silverlight has no: protected memory, virtual memory, filesystem support, multi-tasking. So it's not really close to being an OS.

Bad article title.


I'm not so sure this things are important to the vast majority of people. What I think is important is the experience to the end user. The rest is easily provided by Linux, BSD or why not a stripped down Windows.

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AndrewZ Member since:
2005-11-15

"In theory, if you put a saddle on a dog, it's now a horse. But in reality it's not. Silverlight has no: protected memory, virtual memory, filesystem support, multi-tasking. So it's not really close to being an OS.

Bad article title.


I'm not so sure this things are important to the vast majority of people. What I think is important is the experience to the end user. The rest is easily provided by Linux, BSD or why not a stripped down Windows.
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Then we are now talking about two different things. I am referring to "Silverlight OS". Not sure why you are responding in this thread, because we are talking about Silverlight as an OS. Not public opinion polls.

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pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

We are talking about how to define an OS and how Silverlight OS fits that definition. And I'm saying that nowadays the UI is the OS to most people, so Silverlight OS and other "Web OSes" can theoretically be considered OSes if you slap a Linux, BSD or Windows foundation under them.

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