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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Quote Originally Posted by pirate_tux View Post
    All free operating systems are opensource.

    As a matter of fact all free software is opensource.
    That would depend on your definition of free

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Quote Originally Posted by spoons
    Please do not bash the operating system because it is NT-based.
    Great signature potential!

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Quote Originally Posted by glotz View Post
    Great signature potential!
    dibs!

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason Whitaker View Post
    1. Um, there are a number of bugs that have been there for years but have yet to be fixed yet.
    2. Very little windows stuff works on it anyways
    3. Then why package programs with it when they don't work?
    4. I didn't even know it was NT-based...
    1. Those are bugs which need underlying things working before they are fixed, most likely.
    2. Yes, because the underlying bits haven't been finished.
    3. On some computers they do, but the drivers need underlying things done. (earlier versions of ReactOS used hacks, the hacks are removed now in favor of properly-coded solutions)
    4. Well, it's written from scratch, I meant it's of the NT type family, as Linux is of the Unix family.

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    well any other suggestions?

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    4. Well, it's written from scratch, I meant it's of the NT type family, as Linux is of the Unix family.
    Again, it's heavily based on the BSD Kernel (which, of now, looks nothing like the kernel they started with). Linux is of the Minix family.

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    None makes as good a desktop as Linux because its hardware and software support is much better then the others.

    Next would be FreeBSD or PC BSD.

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    Again, it's heavily based on the BSD Kernel (which, of now, looks nothing like the kernel they started with). Linux is of the Minix family.
    Linux is not even close to Minix. Linux uses a monolithic Kernel while Minix uses a microkernel.

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Quote Originally Posted by jrusso2 View Post
    Linux is not even close to Minix. Linux uses a monolithic Kernel while Minix uses a microkernel.
    Now it is, but it originally started as a Minix clone. It is now closer to BSD only because BSD has slowly come closer to Linux (non-intentionally). Minix has changed so drastically, almost nothing is like it.

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    Re: Non-Linux opensource OS's worth trying

    Quote Originally Posted by jimi_hendrix View Post
    well any other suggestions?
    You don't like Syllable?

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