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Have you've ever tried to test pit an prototype or other lesser known OS.
And download one that sounds great. 
I don't know use a WM or something.
Tell in this thread what was your experience with it and what do you think of it and the pluses and minuses
You van also use other sites for more OS.
>list doesn't even have Mezzano
How do i get my fix of parens?
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I already used MSDOS, PCDOS, and DRDOS on 386, 486, and Pentium computers  long ago.  I guess DRDOS has better memory management tools built-in, but you could easily just pirate QEMM (which I did, and in fact I also pirated all those versions of DOS except DRDOS which was already free).  I pirated Turbo Pascal and some  other tools like Qmodem and QEdit (after I got tired of Borland's built-in editor).  Those were great tools, much nicer than all modern shits.  Also there was Desqview for multitasking, but it didn't work for running all programs.  But it was good enough that I could have Qmodem in one window dialed-into my ISP with ircii running from my Unix shell account (usually inside a GNU Screen session) and then QEdit to edit code in another local DOS window.  Who even needs Linux when you can just warez all that good DOS shit?  But then Win95 started taking over and all the DOS times ended, no more good software anymore, forever. ;_;
CP/M was what Bill Gates ripped-off to make DOS, and I used that one too even earlier on some 8-bit computers with Z80 CPU.  It's not bad for its time, but you just can't expect much from it.  Frankly I think a decent ROM BASIC shell is better.  Then at least you don't waste precious memory on BASIC, and also the computer boots instantly and you can edit code immediately (unless you only got a tape drive for storage because those are slow as molasses for loading and saving your programs).
I notice they haven't got AmigaOS in that list.  It was pretty good for its time too.  You can even use the OS without Workbench and do stuff in a maximized shell window.  Pic is the bottom of my S:Startup-Sequence file in E-UAE (you can see I commented out the LoadWB and replaced it with a plain shell).  Back when I had a real Amiga I didn't mind the GUI, but today I hate using mice!  And anyway I pretty much only use this emulator to run some games that can be played with keyboard and/or joystick.
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Dude i don't know.
Thanks for your history anon!
Why do you hate using mouse?
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Anyone tried SerenityOS?
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Mice are aids unless you're playing vidya or video/image editing. There are 4 modifiers and maybe 50 keys minimum on an average keyboard. Shortcut space is effectively free even when you take into account the de facto standard of shift for capital letters, super for WMs, and ctrl+meta for important OS things like switching ttys
Good effort and nothing wrong with it, but it should be apparent to anyone wanting to create a new general purpose OS that a monolithic kernel design is probably not the best path to take anymore. Ideally it should use a microkernel with very stable API, small code size, and well scrutinized. There will be a need to support legacy applications, as they are, without an expectation to significantly modify their code base. Running applications this way is less efficient than applications designed to run natively, but it is also inefficient (at a macro level) and unrealistic, to port all legacy applications to a new system design.

A new GP OS needs to function more like a type 1 hypervisor,  Qubes OS is like this, but it uses systemd Linux for the administrative domain and seems to put much emphasis on information compartmentalization, probably more than most users need. For a GP OS, using something similar to Plan9, with FS namespaces/union control and P9 protocol to facilitate data access between applications.
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Sounds like something like this could be done by running Xen on DragonflyBSD. What do you think of something like that?
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correction: What about running NVMM on DragonflyBSD
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They are pretty much similar. But this gp os already exists, browsers.
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