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Old 12-28-2007, 10:15 PM   #1
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Other Operating Systems?


I never realized the broad ranges of OS's out there (besides Linux, Unix, BSDs, Macs, and Windows). What are good ones to try out? If any...
 
Old 12-28-2007, 10:47 PM   #2
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I've been made aware of ReactOS, which is sort of trying to have functionality of and compatability with both windows and linux, with code from the wine project, but from the ground up.

It's a nice idea, and maybe a bit of fun for a virtual machine, but it's an awfully long way away from any sort of full-time usability. Check it out though, for the sake of interest.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 10:52 PM   #3
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Go back to the roots - minix 3 is out there now; minix3.org
 
Old 12-28-2007, 10:54 PM   #4
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Haiku OS, one that is trying to revive BeOS. But like the large majority of less popular OSes, it is very much a work in progress.

Or if you're feeling nostalgic, FreeDOS.

Or: http://www.freebyte.com/operatingsystems/

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Old 12-28-2007, 10:55 PM   #5
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Go back to the roots - minix 3 is out there now; minix3.org
Agree, but that would still be UNIX, wouldn't it?
 
Old 12-28-2007, 11:10 PM   #6
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I actually meant the roots of Linux - but I'd better not start that little war off again ...
 
Old 12-28-2007, 11:11 PM   #7
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You can run VMS on the SIMH emulator.

You can check out QNX (*nix but not UNIX).

Are you counting FreeDOS as Windows?
 
Old 12-28-2007, 11:11 PM   #8
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u should try the new web based OS
like http://youos.com
or just google web desktops.there a java based operating system i think, it pretty cool
 
Old 12-29-2007, 12:55 AM   #9
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I have been eyeing Solaris, but what keeps me away from it is not so much that I don't have the resources for it, but the fact that it's desktop system and perhaps even the core of the OS itself has some java in it. Ugh!
 
Old 12-29-2007, 03:01 AM   #10
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Um ... Solaris is just another Unix clone (TM). Though (one of the) desktops is called the Java Desktop System that's just a marketing term ... it's really jusrt GNOME with a custom theme AFAICT. AFAIK the kernel is written in C and ASM just like every other *nix kernel on the planet.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 03:35 AM   #11
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Have you tried it ???. I hated it enough to junk Solaris even though I wanted to try dprobes ....
 
Old 12-29-2007, 03:36 AM   #12
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There was a DOS based OS floating around called DirtOS.

Good luck finding it tho
 
Old 12-29-2007, 04:17 AM   #13
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for something a bit more unusual, how about the OS that inspired Unix?

http://web.mit.edu/multics-history/

The latest version of the multicshttpserver os sources are available from there.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 09:32 AM   #14
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OS/400 is still alive and thriving. It runs on IBM Midrange computers (proprietary of course). It can host dozens of virtual servers running other instances of OS/400, Linux, or Windows.

Interestingly enough, Linux runs on the AS/400, eSeries, or iSeries hardware. To run Windows, you have to plug in a specially designed PC motherboard.

IBM is a strong supporter of Linux, both on the PC and Midrange platforms.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 09:59 AM   #15
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If 1000 people come in and say a different OS, I guess OP will be even more clueless. So I suggest OP to just get one OS distro and play with it. Eventually, good or bad, its still up to individual.
 
  


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