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[4]: By the dozen?
by umccullough on Tue 21st Feb 2012 23:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: By the dozen?"
umccullough
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2006-01-26

But Cosmoe was a radical project. The developer (Bill was it?) was trying to get Atheos running on a Linux kernel to begin with...


Funny, that's where Syllable eventually landed ;)

Then he decided to converge with BeOS.


Well, yes - and IIRC, he did even commit some code to Haiku.

It was never very linear nor was it very organised.


And this is probably the leading cause of alt-os death... which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Sometimes people just want to scratch an itch and try something new - if it works out, great! if it doesn't, oh well, at least they (and others following the progress) may have learned something, right?

Edited 2012-02-21 23:28 UTC

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RE[5]: By the dozen?
by Vanders on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 10:24 in reply to "RE[4]: By the dozen?"
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2005-07-06

"But Cosmoe was a radical project. The developer (Bill was it?) was trying to get Atheos running on a Linux kernel to begin with...


Funny, that's where Syllable eventually landed ;)
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Not quite. I did have a quick hack up of the appserver and AEdit running on Linux under SDL, and then subsequently produced https://bitbucket.org/Vanders/libs/overview, but the plan was never to move from the Syllable OS as a whole to Linux: the Linux stack was going to be a complement to Syllable Desktop.

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