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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    DexOS looks like a possible good candidate for my media centre rebuild. I might give it a try, only I'll have to find a way to make it boot from CD because even if I could find a floppy disk, my media PC doesn't have a floppy drive to read it (I don't have a punched card reader neither ).
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    Nice found.

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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    Quite a few of them are Amiga based, interesting.

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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    Quote Originally Posted by Thelasko View Post
    Quite a few of them are Amiga based, interesting.
    That's because the Amiga was the best system ever built (in its day)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrMega View Post
    That's because the Amiga was the best system ever built (in its day)
    Agreed, way ahead of its time.

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    As noted by the link, Atari is alive and well.

    What they REALLY do now can be found in a Google of "Video Toaster".
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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    Humm... I'm not sure that it's good - a lot of different OSes. But I'm sure, that there will be no any OS from this list really worth using. The one will have its bugs and shortcomings, the other will have its.

    After all, every of the OS in list is ugly. Design and usability are really important parts of the good software, and all design and usability specialist prefers working in big companies. So, the future of operating systems is in software giant's hands.

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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    Quote Originally Posted by Olhado View Post
    Humm... I'm not sure that it's good - a lot of different OSes.
    Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Olhado View Post
    But I'm sure, that there will be no any OS from this list really worth using. The one will have its bugs and shortcomings, the other will have its.
    All software has bugs.

    Some of the OS's in the list look really promising & innovative.

    A couple of them I have been watching develop for some time, & look forward to the day when they are fit for general usage. Everyday that goes by they are a day closer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Olhado View Post
    After all, every of the OS in list is ugly.
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Many people will disagree with your statement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Olhado View Post
    Design and usability are really important parts of the good software, and all design and usability specialist prefers working in big companies.
    That argument will never stand up, as there are just too many great pieces of software, DE's, WM's & OS's, that have been created by FOSS & other dev's to prove your statement false.

    Quote Originally Posted by Olhado View Post
    So, the future of operating systems is in software giant's hands.
    After the corporations go broke, the little people just keep on creating.

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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    Quote Originally Posted by Olhado View Post
    Humm... I'm not sure that it's good - a lot of different OSes. But I'm sure, that there will be no any OS from this list really worth using. The one will have its bugs and shortcomings, the other will have its.

    After all, every of the OS in list is ugly. Design and usability are really important parts of the good software, and all design and usability specialist prefers working in big companies. So, the future of operating systems is in software giant's hands.
    Most of these OS's are hobbies, and are not intending to be mainstream. Some are actually old OS's, AmigaOS for example was something I used as a kid. If it was free I'd probably be using it now.

    The future in software giants hands? I don't think so, ubuntu is a perfect example of that being a wrong statement. The open source development model will become more important the larger projects get. Linux has 100's if not 1000's of people adding anything from one line to 1000's of lines of code. How long can Microsoft or Apple stay in front with their current model?

    Here's a you tube video with a kernel developer, he talks about the rate of change in the Linux kernel. Very interesting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2SED6sewRw

    I'm trying ReactOS, and maybe some of the Amiga-Based ones after.
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