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OSNews, Generic OSes Looking to write your own operating system? MikeOS, an open source teaching project with detailed documentation, has just reached a new release. Version 4.2 includes new programs (a memory editor, calculator, and ASCII art designer), file management in the CLI, and improvements to the text editor. If you want to start completely from scratch, try this guide first.
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RE[2]: The problem with MikeOS
by righard on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 12:32 UTC in reply to "RE: The problem with MikeOS"
righard
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I was making sarcasm of the fact that people always assume that something isn't ready or useful before Joe User can use it. I do not hold this view myself. I like to toy with the OS myself and am working and something similar for ARM.

Nobody can hold it against you that you missed the sarcasm though, there really are people thinking like that. A person I showed Xmonad to said that they should get rid of the tiling windows, get rid of the Haskell configuration in favour of a gui and add a taskbar. If not, Xmonad would never appeal to the average user and was doomed to stay a niche project.
My explanation of target audiences went totally passed him.

Edited 2011-10-02 12:33 UTC

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