Re: What about security?
> Sure a *nix OS beats the crap out of a win32
> platform in security but jee-whiz, thats
> a 30 year old security model.
The way I look at it, security is VERY important depending on what this OS is going to be designed to do. Linux is becoming a very general OS, and Windows always has been. If OOS is going to end up being a server/www os, then security should be the first thing in the mind of the designers. If its going to be a desktop OS, screw security. I do like the idea of chmod 777 / on a desktop system. Look at Windows98, I mean if its screwed up, its the users fault right? Linux security seams to always be out of my way, and I only have to chmod www directorys usually, so more or less both systems work, only one as a multi-user enviroment.
Regardless, security depends on what the OS is going to be designed to do. BSD and Linux work great for server OS's, but fall way short in the GUI aspect of computing. We don't need another server OS unless it has a MAJOR advantage in performance to the ones currently in place. I know I wouldn't invest the time and money in upgrading unless it provided a way to boost speed and reliability.
Re: I used to be a Netscape Navigator fan... no anymore.
> Please, kill Netscape once and for
> all. Then get IE ported to Linux :-))
I am a Netscape fan to the death. After working on a large scale web design project last summer, I have found so many bugs in table drawing and whatnot in IE. People say IE is perfect? HAH! Far from it. For ever Netscape bug I found, there was at least 6 or 7 IE bugs. Microsoft has a lot of work to do on IE, and Netscape should have thought before releasing Netscape 6.
NS6, where do I start? Netscape 4 ran great on my p333 (Windows, I played D2), but Netscape 6 ran so s-l-o-w on the same machine. There's too much gui crap. All I want on my web browser is the basic buttons, not an army of customizeable skinnable features. I would have rather seen them work on speeding it up and fixing bugs rather than making it look all pretty. So, I'm still using Netscape 4 at home, and I love it. Screw porting IE, we have a good browser as it is.