Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2012 13:50 UTC, submitted by Ducky Johnson
ReactOS Now this is what I like to see. Smaller, alternative operating systems have been dying by the dozens these past 6 years or so, so in order for the remainder to survive, they need to work together. ReactOS and Haiku have been doing that for a while now, and the latest fruits of this collaboration is a much-improved USB stack for ReactOS.
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By the dozen?
by Ventajou on Tue 21st Feb 2012 17:14 UTC
Ventajou
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2006-10-31

I'm curious to know of the dozens of alternative OSes that have died in the past few years... I can only think of SkyOS.

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RE: By the dozen?
by The123king on Tue 21st Feb 2012 20:04 in reply to "By the dozen?"
The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

SkyOS wasn't open-source though. It's next-to-impossible to kill a FOSS operating system. Look at AtheOS, that got abandoned, but got forked by the (albeit floundering) Syllable OS

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RE[2]: By the dozen?
by umccullough on Tue 21st Feb 2012 20:24 in reply to "RE: By the dozen?"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

SkyOS wasn't open-source though. It's next-to-impossible to kill a FOSS operating system. Look at AtheOS, that got abandoned, but got forked by the (albeit floundering) Syllable OS


Although, Cosmoe was also forked from AtheOS and is basically dead now...

But yes, it's hard to kill FOSS, it tends to just fizzle into obscurity, but the sources are likely still out there somewhere!

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RE[2]: By the dozen?
by ari-free on Tue 21st Feb 2012 23:30 in reply to "RE: By the dozen?"
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2007-01-22

I remember that OS. SkyOS supporters proudly embraced the fact that it was closed source as a sign of strength and they didn't learn from history. oh well

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