freebsd as the basis for something better?
e.schuele at computer.org
Tue Jun 28 03:01:06 GMT 2005
I think this has already been done. And they called it Darwin...
a.k.a Mac OS X
el-sino at hushmail.com wrote:
> 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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