New Operating Systems
Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:54 PM
Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:17 PM
The whole XP line was great. Vista of course sucks but Windows 7 is going back to the XP paradigm which anyone who has played around with the betas know.
I can't wait for it to come out.
M$ gets knocked for its stuff and rightfully so but XP was an exception.
Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:42 PM
As for XP, it was received pretty badly at first. Pre-SP1, XP was quite buggy. Also, for the time it was resource heavy, so a lot of people complained they couldn't run it on their current machines. I always got a chuckle when people bashed Vista, yet praised XP which had similar problems at the start. Of course people were willing to bite the bullet since the alternative was Windows 98 (or for the enlightened few, Windows 2000). Now, you have XP which works and is stable, so you can sit back and poo Vista all you want.
I've also had no problems with Vista. If you have a fast enough machine, there's just not much to complain about. It works, what more do you want?
As long as you're listing future OSs, why not list Ubuntu 9.10?
Posted 13 June 2009 - 05:06 AM
- GCC has been relicensed under GPLv3, so FreeBSD is switching to the BSD-licensed CLANG+LLVM compiler infrastructure, which I think is very interesting.
- Parallel port builds
- procstat: A process inspection utility
Edited by G-Brain, 13 June 2009 - 05:08 AM.
Posted 13 June 2009 - 05:21 AM
Posted 13 June 2009 - 12:13 PM
I've read some things about LLVM, and it all looks very promising. Maybe the reign of terrible compile times and quirkiness of GCC will soon be over? It's especially interesting to hear that an entire distro can be compiled using this new compiler as well. Why don't you try it out and tell us what you think once it's released?
I plan to do that, yes
Posted 13 June 2009 - 03:22 PM
Clearly the best was Windows 95. Don't you miss 3 reboots a day?
I miss the 95 viruses, I could appreciate it when my cd-rom drive opened and burped at random intervals, I feel cheated nowadays with just getting my card number stolen, I'm getting nothing in return.
Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:35 AM
Posted 14 June 2009 - 11:33 AM
All in all, I'm pretty surprised to see no love whatsoever for Fedora 11. But if I could vote, I woulda put Win7.
Posted 15 June 2009 - 04:22 PM
Also, Microsoft is going to revolutionize gaming when Natal is released. I just hate to see what the price is going to be on that thing.
Posted 16 June 2009 - 04:44 PM
Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:03 PM
Green Hills INTEGRITY (with Padded Cell virtualization): rated at EAL6+ and survived NSA pen-testing. VMM is user-mode, too.
OKL4 Microkernel w/ User-mode Linux: open-source, ~15KLOC hypervisor in many HTC phones
seL4, formally verified to the code, is due out soon. Spec is done, and code will be for ARM processor. I would port it to x86, but I'm not a mathematician... May port Nizza Architecture services to it. When I have more time.
All of these let me run almost everything in user-mode, totally isolate untrusted components from trusted ones, and carefully control how each partition communicates with each other. Quite frankly, I wish I had these things a long time ago. It makes designing things like Red-Black separation, VPN's, and trusted path mechanisms so much easier. The main issues that remain are driver privileges and CPU bugs, which Core Duo has like 100+ of and Itanium over 200. Some allow hijacking. Funny thing is that I can solve either issue one alone, but not both. Not without owning a fab... for now...
Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:46 PM
Posted 19 June 2009 - 09:35 AM
Windows 7 has a lot of enthusiasm behind it here on BinRev.
I picked 'Other'. The reason being is that even though I am enthusiastic about eventually learning the in's and out's of Free/Open-BSD, I've not put in much time to do so, yet. However, I rather like Debian, only because of the easiness of Aptitude for installing and removing software. I'm not really fan-boy'ish towards any distro./OS any more than any other - and I just started using Debian a couple months or so back.
I'd like to develop my own personal micro-distro of Debian, custom tailored to what I like and what I most commonly use. A lot of times, for all practical purposes, that means installing Fluxbox WM, and 'nixing Gnome.
Posted 19 June 2009 - 12:24 PM
I've recently become a fan of PCBSD though too. It's FreeBSD but with a KDE4 frontend. Very nice except for the UFS filesystem is a bit slower than ext4 and the bootloader has been buggy for windows. Maybe it would help not to multi-boot 4 OS's at a time.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:48 PM
You might want to edit the poll to include Chrome OS...I'm curious to see how it compares against the other flavors of Linux.
Just curious. There's a lot of buzz around about these lately so I figured I'd see where Binrev stands.
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