At its core, OSNews is a site driven by interesting content about alternative Operating Systems. As such, we’re introducing “OSNews Alternative OS Contest,” a contest aimed at getting back to our roots and generating interest and publicity in alternative Operating Systems. Read on for the rules & prizes.
In order to participate in the OSNews Alternative OS contest, you must write a feature length article (at least 500 words) about your experience with an alternative OS. Your alternative OS should be an operating system other than Windows, Mac OS, Linux, xBSD, or Solaris. If you are unsure of whether or not an operating system qualifies, email me at adam at osnews dot com or see below. If it isn’t made by Microsoft or Apple and isn’t built on a Linux or Unix kernel, it probably does.
…basically, tell us how your OS works, and how it’s different from everything else we’ve used.
We will be awarding up to 5 two years subscriptions to OSNews and up to 10 one year subscriptions to OSNews as prizes. In addition, we have other prizes, such as an mp3 player, books, and more. Details and quantity of prizes will depend on the number of qualified submissions.
Winners will be notified via email and their work will be featured on the website. We will run the winning entries in succession over the course of several days or weeks, again, depending on the number of accepted entries. By submitting your work to OSNews, you are allowing us to exclusively publish your work on our website. You may not republish the same article elsewhere for 30 days.
Here are some of the specifics:
We will be judging completely subjectively based on many factors, including: quality, depth, readability/clarity, grammar, and uniqueness. If the articles are worthwhile and different enough, we may accept two reviews of the same OS. We want give away prizes, so there’s no reason not to fire up Minix3 and get crackin’.