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Favorite 3rd-party OS?
DOS
20%
 20%  [ 7 ]
OS/2
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Menuet
5%
 5%  [ 2 ]
Dex4U
20%
 20%  [ 7 ]
BSD
8%
 8%  [ 3 ]
SolarOS
5%
 5%  [ 2 ]
OctaOS
5%
 5%  [ 2 ]
MacOS
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Minix
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
other (please specify)
29%
 29%  [ 10 ]
Total Votes : 34

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rugxulo



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Which third party (i.e., non-Windows, non-Linux) OS is your favorite?

P.S. Why are phpBB polls limited to so few choices?? Argh!
Post 01 Sep 2006, 04:30
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Dex4u



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i am biased Wink, but i did make it because i could not find a OS to sute my needs .
Eg: a 32bit, pmode, Dos Extreme, that was like dos, but could use upto 4GB of memory .
Post 01 Sep 2006, 04:59
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I think you shouldn't have included DOS, BSD, OS/2 as they're all "Large" systems, at least compared to the homebrewn. My vote goes for ReactOS... they get real work done, and ReactOS + tinykrnl could become useful sometime.
Post 01 Sep 2006, 08:10
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Tomasz Grysztar



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If it's FreeDOS, then it would suit the list just the same as ReactOS.
Post 01 Sep 2006, 08:12
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Madis731



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but DOS is Microsoft like Windows - I wouldn't call it "3rd-party" :S
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Tomasz Grysztar



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Then it would have to be called MS-DOS here. Wink And what about PC-DOS, DR-DOS, etc.?
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Tomasz Grysztar wrote:
Then it would have to be called MS-DOS here. Wink And what about PC-DOS, DR-DOS, etc.?


Good point - I guess most people tend to think "MS-DOS" when no other specifier is given, though. I know I do Smile (oh, and lots of the people that actually know DOS only know about MS-* - I guess the situation is a bit better here, though Wink.)

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I voted for DOS (FreeDOS namely) but OS/2 was very impressive. Don't quote me but I think the real<->pmode switches caused some instability.

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Post 01 Sep 2006, 10:51
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rugxulo



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Well, I originally had a lot more choices, but it makes you restrict it to only 10, so I chose to include less obscure systems (so no CP/M, SkyOS, Syllable, AmigaOS, RISC OS, TOS, Contiki, VMS, Solaris, Symbian, Palm, etc.) excepting the local favorites, of course. Smile
Post 01 Sep 2006, 17:27
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cloud



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It was a choice between DEX4U and MENUET i choose DEX4U as i found it easier to program on
Post 01 Sep 2006, 19:01
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strcpy()



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reactOS (i choose other)
i like it Smile
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Octavio



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f0dder wrote:
I think you shouldn't have included DOS, BSD, OS/2 as they're all "Large" systems, at least compared to the homebrewn.

Its like football there is 1rst division 2nd division and the ones who play for fun.
At this moment it seems that OCTAOS is more popular than OS/2 and BSD Smile incredible.
Post 02 Sep 2006, 15:34
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tonyMac



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I know my vote was biased, but I'm on the Dex4u team because I didn't like what was out there, so I believve the vote was just. Without Dex4u, I'd be split between Menuet (which is oddly difficult to program on) and DOS, (which is 16 bit)
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jas20



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I too am biased... I'm with the Dex4u team...

I may have considered voting for menuetos, but ever since 64bit and Kolibri came around I've had problems keeping up.
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Madis731



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What do you mean "keep up" - are they developing too fast for you? Well, lets just hope that this thing won't happen to other open-source OSs out there :S
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jas20



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I don't want to cause anything bad here. But reasons why I can't keep up:
1) The 'main' developer last year (or before) kept switching, 1 wasn't heard from.
2) 64bit came + Kolibri. I did like Kolibri BTW...
3) M32 from Ville was 'dumped'.
4) There were fights (or something).

When M32 was nolonger being worked on, I lost interest in MenuetOS completly.

Also I think I may be able to learn ASM better with Dex4u...
Post 05 Sep 2006, 10:37
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DataHunter2009



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I like SkyOS. Even though I've never tried it (there's not way I'm paying for Beta software), it looks very good.
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I've been playing with DOS-Minix 2.0.4 a little bit recently, seems quite nifty. Also, OctaOS 0.198 (beta??) seems very, very promising (thanks to FASM and ZLIB). Of course, Menuet32 (e.g., 0.79pre) is also a very nice OS. And yes, (Free-)DOS is cool, too (I use ODIN 0.72): DOS is my favorite. Smile

I must admit ignorance of others since I'm not so motivated or courageous to try/learn every OS out there. (I think my attempt at booting a SolarOS floppy didn't work, but that was a while ago).

P.S. FreeDOS 1.0 is out (ISOs only for now, floppies will be released soon).
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