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10 OSs you`ve never heard of... ;o)

Postby Bazza » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:52 pm

I think most of you know of these babies but........

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/ ... -of-657469

........you can bet your bottom dollar some don`t... ;)

AROS is mentioned. :D
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Postby towy71 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:48 pm

Bazza the new Karamnavar or somesuch :P
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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:51 pm

Hey, that's a brilliant article. Everyone should read it ;-)

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Postby Bazza » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:59 pm

Hi both...

He he, you pair can bl**dy mock... :D

Note, the clowning about smiley in the subject line... ;oD
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Postby guy » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:24 pm

M-Saunders wrote:Hey, that's a brilliant article. Everyone should read it ;-)

How can you say that when it's featured assembler-coded OS is KolibriOS and not MikeOS? I think you should give the journalist responsible a good slapping. On YouTube. :wink:

IMHO a worse sin was to miss out RISC OS, a native ARM OS which has been around for ages, and a free version RISC OS Open is now nearing completion. Amiga? Atari? Ptui! Archimedes was the biz.
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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:34 pm

I did consider RISC OS when writing that article, but because I originally wrote it for PC Plus, I wanted to focus on x86 OSes that folks could try on their own machines.

That said, I am fond of RISC OS. I have an A7000 and I'd love to see some RISC OS netbooks/smartbooks with the next wave of low-power ARM chips.

Since Drobe closed, however, the RISC OS community does seem very quiet...

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Postby HandyGandy » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:21 am

Aranym for the four or five Atari ST emulators out there?
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Postby guy » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:08 pm

M-Saunders wrote:I did consider RISC OS when writing that article, but because I originally wrote it for PC Plus, I wanted to focus on x86 OSes that folks could try on their own machines.

You mean because VirtualAcorn is non-free (in both senses) and RISC OS Open does not have a usable download yet?

That said, I am fond of RISC OS. I have an A7000 and I'd love to see some RISC OS netbooks/smartbooks with the next wave of low-power ARM chips.

Sadly unlikely and unwise this time round. RISC OS was not designed with networking in mind, and I gather that it is horribly insecure by modern standards. Also, the code base of applications and hardware drivers is pretty ancient. The RISC OS Open master plan aims to liberate our beloved British OS to attract the wider FLOSS community and boost just this sort of development.

Since Drobe closed, however, the RISC OS community does seem very quiet...

There seems little to talk about until ROOL (maintainers of RISC OS Open) can complete their patient liberation of the code. It is a tricky exercise, because it is so easy to fall foul of IP rights claimed by the various historical prima donnas of the RISC OS world. But hey, if anybody out there wants to get into ARM coding on a desktop-oriented OS with a different way of doing things, ROOL would love to hear from you. Or, outside of the OS itself, check out riscos.info.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:23 am

Anyone know where I can get the file browser from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFUlAQZB9Ng
?



OMG HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE WITH A KINECT!!
You could like swim though your files! ARR i'm a genius
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Postby Rhakios » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:49 am

Holy thread resurrection batman!

Still, I can remember 3dview and xcruise which might also be interesting to use the same way. Don't know if they are still actively developed though, as I haven't heard anything about them for years.
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Postby heiowge » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:43 am

It's an inaccurate title. I have heard of 5 of them. :lol:
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Postby nelz » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:24 am

The thread was resurrected, as they so often are, by a spam posting (but don't tell DM, he'll only get upset :))
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:28 pm

I wondered where the post went. I just looked at the date for the post before mine!

Whos DM?
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Postby Bazza » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:10 pm

Hi btb1234...

Dutch Master.

Who`s btb1234?

;oD
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:30 pm

Bazza wrote:Who`s btb1234?


Some dude who hates dell.
http://ihatedell.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000217.html

I quite like dell. I have two dell screens.
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