Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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by maccouch on Wed 26th Dec 2012 13:03 UTC
maccouch
Member since:
2012-03-14

Sadly, that has changed. Back then I attended university, and had loads of free time to dedicate to OSNews. Writing 2-3 long items every day took about 4-5 hours every day, and that's something I can no longer do, as you've undoubtedly noticed. I run my own business now, and my time is much more limited now. I want to focus on shorter items now; less verbose, more direct. So, OSNews' design has to adapt to that new publication flow, and this means 'short items' (the stuff in the right-side 'page 2' column) have to be integrated back into the main column.


Or, you could pass the baton to some one else, who has the time and insight to investigate, report and write interesting stuff about Operating systems and computer technology, not just an "anti daringfireball" kind of site.

No offense to your work Thom, but if that description is what OSNews is going to be, then i'm not sure what kind of added value could this site provide anymore? There's few stuff i've found here lately that i didn't already saw on the other techsites i read frequently

I actually enjoyed the articles posted on the weeks under Howard Fosdick and thought it was more what i wanted to see. I like reading the verge and others for the mainstream, somewhat "light" news. I would really liked if OS News focused on technical, geeky, strange stuff out there. *BSD technologies, ZFS on a Mac, the new MINIX, databases, etc. more insight, more interviews, a bit less quick links and stuff about patents & apple/samsung.

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RE: change
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 13:21 in reply to "change"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You do realise people willing to spend several hours per day unpaid aren't exactly dime a dozen, right? Especially since, you know, they have to deal with thankless comments insulting their efforts.

We tried to find people for years, and no dice.

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RE[2]: change
by M.Onty on Wed 26th Dec 2012 19:14 in reply to "RE: change"
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

You do realise people willing to spend several hours per day unpaid aren't exactly dime a dozen, right? Especially since, you know, they have to deal with thankless comments insulting their efforts.

We tried to find people for years, and no dice.


Thom keeps the place alive, which is as much as you can ask of someone unpaid and largely unthanked. The fact that he comes up with interesting articles too (in my opinion) is a bonus. A Christmas thanks to you Thom!

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