freebsd as the basis for something better?

el-sino at el-sino at
Sun Jun 26 17:35:02 GMT 2005


i'm curious about all these new operating systems,
that all claim to be the next generation.

there are many out there. plan9, hurd, eros, movitz. and many 
vaporware projects as well, such as lainos. but they all want to 
reinvent the wheel. i think this approach is wrong. instead, we 
should try to attach the wheel to its vehicle, and make sure its 
road is alright. not to mention; going the right way.

a project where real unix would meet real life, or where open 
source would meet open minds -- would have to make unix more human-
oriented rather than machine-oriented. and in addition to bringing 
order to the chaos that was laid as the foundation for all unix 
variants decades ago, it should also deal with new ways of 
interacting with unix visually. for instance, in ways more 
convenient than x, and its conventional graphical user interfaces 
(though these won't go away any time soon).

ofcourse we'd have to get out of the code-only rut, and try to 
incorporate more natural elements from the ground up. such as 
design, like that conceived through real life architecture etc. 
having style doesn't mean it's commercial.

i'm curious whether anybody would like to team up with me, to try 
and map out the ideas for how a real next generation unix would be. 
i'll soon have a pdf ready for those who are interested. in my 
humble opinion, this would be a great way for you to make bsd the 
way you've always wanted it.

i guess that's it;

-- siño ambrosius

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