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Rahsennor



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I've been away for ages, so someone's probably already posted this, but just in case...

The March 2011 issue of Australian Personal Computer magazine, under the heading of "10 Alternative Operating Systems", page 13, includes DexOS
and KolibriOS. It's just a small picture, URL and a paragraph of text each, but still... Very Happy
Post 16 Feb 2011, 23:30
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Dex4u



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Cool, thank for the info Rahsennor.
Post 17 Feb 2011, 18:41
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Rahsennor



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Cool
Should I type up what the article had to say about it?
Post 18 Feb 2011, 08:08
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JohnFound



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Hm, March 2011 - are sure for the date? It is still February here in Europe. Wink
Post 18 Feb 2011, 08:16
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Rahsennor



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Yeah, we're really forward-thinking down here! Laughing
Yup, it's the March issue. There must be some silly marketing gimmick about labelling them one month ahead. Everyone seems to do it.
Post 18 Feb 2011, 08:21
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JohnFound



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Rahsennor wrote:
There must be some silly marketing gimmick about labelling them one month ahead.


I hate the marketing. Very Happy
Anyway, is there online access to the issue? Or you can simply scan it and post here. I am curious...
Post 18 Feb 2011, 08:33
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Rahsennor



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You could have a look around http://apcmag.com/, but don't ask me about it, I've never been there. No scanner handy either, but I can at least hand-type the DexOS entry:
APC wrote:
DEXOS
BeOS clone hobby project.
www.dex4u.com
For a desktop operating system, we
expect the usual assortment of window
furniture, panels and launchers. DexOS is
a small project that provides a more
console-like approach. This works in two
ways: the graphical front end is more like
a video game launcher than a traditional
OS, and programmers can easily access
the bare metal for maximum
performance. It's an intriguing concept,
and the take up of Android and iOS in the
last couple of years has shown that
traditional desktop computing
metaphors are starting to look long in
the tooth. DexOS demonstrates what a
bunch of part time hobbyist coders can
achieve, without lots of funding or
commercial backing.
The article was organised as a top-ten countdown. The full list was:
Code:
10: GNU/HURD
09: JNode
08: FreeVMS
07: DexOS
06: Inferno
05: KolibriOS
04: OpenBSD
03: AROS
02: ReactOS
01: Haiku    
Post 18 Feb 2011, 08:57
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tom tobias



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Post 18 Feb 2011, 10:25
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Coty



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Cool! Its nice to see some hobby OSes get some recognition.

@tom tobias: Sol-OS is not open source! All projects on that list posted by Rahsennor were open source. Obviously they were aming toward open source projects.

What I don't under stand is:

Quote:
DEXOS
BeOS clone hobby project.


BeOS? Shocked I thought BeOS that was more unix like...

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Post 18 Feb 2011, 13:28
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ManOfSteel



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Dex should tell them. DexOS has nothing to do with BeOS. I don't think they're remotely similar.
Post 18 Feb 2011, 14:00
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bogdanontanu



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They do not really know what the are speaking ... it is all just buzz words and attempts to gain attention and in consequence ego points and money / advertisements Wink

For another example once people wrote that SolarOS or SolOS is a small Linux open source distribution Smile)
Post 18 Feb 2011, 18:58
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Dex4u



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Thanks Rahsennor for hand typing it, it seem a very good article other than the BeOS bit.
They seem to have got the idea behind DexOS's concept.

I agree with Coty, they only seem to have gone for Open source only.
Post 18 Feb 2011, 19:10
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JohnFound



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And what about KolibriOS?
Post 18 Feb 2011, 19:27
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Madis731



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I really miss MenuetOS being mentioned, but hey, maybe next year.
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