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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RE: By the dozen?
by The123king on Tue 21st Feb 2012 20:04 UTC 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[3]: By the dozen?
by henderson101 on Tue 21st Feb 2012 23:10 in reply to "RE[2]: By the dozen?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

But Cosmoe was a radical project. The developer (Bill was it?) was trying to get Atheos running on a Linux kernel to begin with... Then he decided to converge with BeOS. It was never very linear nor was it very organised.

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RE[3]: By the dozen?
by zima on Tue 28th Feb 2012 02:08 in reply to "RE[2]: By the dozen?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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

Killing it by abandonment is still a kill, I suppose...

I think one can find plenty of small abortive attempts, FOSS licensed, scattered throughout the web. And, lets be honest, no one will ever really pick up vast majority of them (of course, there's probably not much to pick up in many or most cases, not much code - so OTOH, should we count that which was never alive?)

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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?"
ari-free Member since:
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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RE[3]: By the dozen?
by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 17:18 in reply to "RE[2]: By the dozen?"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

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


And then all of the open source fanboys threw fits over the fact that SkyOS wasn't open source, and accused SkyOS' author of "stealing" from Linux... based on nothing other than the arrogant assumption that it was the only possible way he could accomplished what he did.

Ah, the good old days.

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