On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 12:32 AM, Eris Discordia
wrote:
>> crap methodology versus doing something clever under the hood. You
>> can't be a success unless you have an animated 3D GUI consuming most
>> of your CPU resources and expending all sorts of power.

>
> That couldn't be farther from truth, at least in my case. No one wants to
> waste their computer's time :-) Yet, when it comes to choose between wasting
> their time or that of their computer's then most normal people will go for
> the latter.
>
> I'm a regular Windows user. My Windows installation has been reduced to bare
> minimum. It runs fine and hell it really can compete with any of the top
> dogs in desktop applications. And when it comes to running a DNS server,
> well, there's FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
>
> Where is the incentive for someone other than a CS/CE OS Design/Research
> student (or the like) who's a vested interest in learning "exotic OS's" to
> switch to Plan 9? Plan 9 seems to be a "niche" OS, as I pointed out before.
>
>> We should have spent the last 20 years working on movie-OS versus actually
>> trying to do systems research.

>
> Systems research?


Is dead. Utah2000.

uriel