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Re: Roll your own software?

Subject: Re: Roll your own software?
From: Rob Morley
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 23:29:10 +0000
Newsgroups: uk.comp.homebuilt

On Thu, 31 Dec 2009 15:26:42 -0000
"invalid" <invalid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> "Rob Morley" <nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> news:20091231151605.653d220d@xxxxxxxxxxx

> Why do anything that interests you?

Useful things interest me - you didn't actually specify a use for your
OS.

> > That's fine when you're working with a clearly defined architecture,
> > but PC hardware is so varied you'll spend all your time and more
> > just writing drivers even assuming you can get hold of the relevant
> > hardware specs.
> 
> Which is where I came into this NG. A discussion group should always
> be good for a discussion!
> 
Except that this group is about assembling PCs, not writing operating
systems.  There really ought to be a more appropriate group somewhere
in comp.os.* or comp.sys.ibm.pc.*

> > Someone already posted the Wikipedia page comparing free/open-source
> > operating systems - have a play with some of the software listed
> > there and see if any of it takes your fancy, it ranges from minimal
> > experimental stuff to full production environments, all of which
> > can be compiled from scratch and hacked around to suit your needs.
> 
> That would be no different to being a slave to Microsoft and would not
> interest me, thanks all the same.
> 
Apart from the fact that you get all the source code, rights to modify
it and all the tools you need to do it, you mean?


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