Thursday, September 20, 2012
Posted by Constantine Apostolou at 7:27 PM
If we take a look at all operating systems (not the Linux ones) we will notice that they all take a "jump" at some point of their lifetime. Windows took that jump with the NT (New Technology) kernel, OS X with its user friendly environment and so and so on.
Though, each operating system has it's advantages and disadvantages, as well. I will not go on to list them for all, however, I will express my thoughts on this field and about Linux.
As you all (might) know, Cinux is a Linux based operating system, created completely from scratch. Each package was selected specially in order to form what we call Cinux today. A secure, fast and reliable system. For some reason though, I'm starting to get sick of Linux. It's because of everything going on right now but, in addition, the fact that it is becoming a commercial system or, if you think it better suits it, an OS mostly suited for servers.
I am having a really hard time comprehending the reason why the Linux Foundation developers are "throwing" themselves mostly to that direction but, even if I figured out the reason, I wouldn't be able to make a difference. So, this was what made me reconsider things and make me want to "jump" to a new technology. I've had many ideas and I'd like to share them with you, with whoever are actually "fans".
My first "solution" was forking a project and continuing from there on by myself. Which projects? Not Linux, that for sure. I'm talking about ReactOS or Haiku or both. Both of them are really nice projects and more liberal, license-wise, than Linux, especially Haiku. And the good thing about this is that whenever I think about a transition like this I hear an echo in my mind: "Why not?"
First time I do not look back. First time I do not think: "Maybe it wouldn't be a good idea". It's a good way to become unique.
However, I still don't know exactly what I want to do with Cinux.
Cinux based on ReactOS.