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...I was just wondering why Linux, the fastest PC OS (as far as I know) hasn't gained the popularity
of Windows. One reason might be that Windows is very user friendly, and linux is not. But why is
linux not user friendly? The answer is simple, too. It is a unix clone. All in all, every OS which is out
today (except BEOS) has it's root in the 80's or early 90's. (But Linux is an unix clone, and unix was
coded in the 70's!). I think there's time for a new OS which is computer-independant, user friendly
AND provides functions for the pro user or server admin on OS basis. I guess there's nobody out
there who want to spend lots of time to download the newest kernel patches, service packs, add-on
If you look at all those linux coders who spend their time coding cool software for linux, I also
wonder why nobody of these guys got the idea to make a new OS. Linus Thorvalds has shown us
how to do it; and a "virtual firm" on internet basis would a great idea, too. All to do is repeat
the success story of Linux, just with keeping user friendlyness in mind.
The only things which could be a problem are:
1.) The boot code
How to boot-up and interact with possible other OS's on the same computer?
2.) The compiler
A new C compiler is required in order to work together with the new OS.
3.) Language support
A very important thing is language support, but it seems that the manufacturers of their os'es forget
this. When I look at Linux, I
only see English (I can speak, write and read English, but there
are other users who can't!). If I look at Windows 98, all is ok, but
only until I install software from the web.
Logic is a very big thing which is missing in EVERY operating system. Why
does every 2nd program in Windows ask me to reboot my computer, even if
it works without? Or why does Linux have scripts, config files etc at so
many places, instead of using a single directory (windows registry greets back!). Or a nice config
tool would make life easier :)
That's all for now. Gimme feedback either to this message board or by email: