A new Branch of OS

By BloodRaven ยท 13 replies
Apr 16, 2004
  1. ive heard that there is going to be a new company working on a OS thats supposed to be a lot better than windows and because windows linux and mac os are really the only three majot os i wonder how its going to impact the os industry.
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Any ideas what it is called?
  3. BloodRaven

    BloodRaven TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 89

    it has a wierd code name, like all other os in development but i cant remember where i saw it, but then again i saw it on the web so for all i know its a big joke, but that would be intresting if its not.
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Maybe its code name is "Youremakingthisup" ??

  5. erickdj

    erickdj TS Rookie Posts: 69

    He's probably talking about SUN's "Project Looking Glass". I saw the video about a demo they had at a conference, they didn't offer much details about the advantages of moving to this new OS aside from getting some nice 3D desktop. Windows might not be the best OS out there, but it's going to take more than just a pretty 3D desktop to convince the crowds to move over to some new OS. Now that SUN has presumably joined forces with Microsoft, the chances of "Looking Glass" to reach the stores have turned very slim.
  6. BloodRaven

    BloodRaven TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 89

    actually i think thats what it was called was looking glass, yea that sounds really familiar. i didnt know if it was even real or no becasue i saw it on a web site a while ago and i just remembered about looking at it and tried to explain what it was to see if some one knew what i was talking about.
  7. smtkr

    smtkr TS Rookie Posts: 131

    There's also a number of 3d desktop windows projects going on. For example, this one seems to have progressed nicely (For windows XP): http://www.hamar.sk/sphere/

    Of course, if I ever need more desktop space, I'll just go dual monitors.
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    /me thinks people are mixing up operating systems and user interfaces..
  9. smtkr

    smtkr TS Rookie Posts: 131

    /ME agrees and realizes that IRC commands don't work in here :D
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  11. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    If I knew the first thing about writing an operating system, I might say that it would be a great idea if any number of us frequenting Techspot got together to design and write our own little desktop OS.

    But I don't know the first thing about it. At best I know very little about it.

    Still. I wonder what it would be like. It would have to be better than the original Win98. lol

    I guess anybody interested in such a thing would be more likely to be interested in further improving Linux though.
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Check out this OS, all I know about it is what I've read and seen on its site, but it looks pretty sweet, and I have a spare computer I could try it out on...

  13. BloodRaven

    BloodRaven TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 89

    yeah, these are great os ideas but how are they going to work with my games!? thats my big question.
  14. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Imagine 80 year old granny trying to figure out how to navigate in 3 dimensions. ;)
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