My Ideal Computer System
What kind of computer system would you build if money was no object? The system I would love to have with make watching video, listening to music and playing games easy to do. It will also include home automation. My ideal computer system as today wouldsfl;,glc,fld;Jack Wallen asks, "What is the ideal operating system?" What components from the major operating systems would you combine to create the ultimate OS?
Over the weekend I was running my usual route and doing my usual thinking...about Linux. A strange thought crossed my mind as my music-listening-device (not an iPod thank you very much) jumped from one genre of music to another: What would my ideal operating system consist of? While running, a lot of possibilities crossed my brain: Which kernel, which desktop, which multi-media system, which printing system...the possibilities went on and on. But one issue that I struggled with was the idea that I wanted to have SOMETHING from the Windows operating system within my "ideal OS."
With that in mind I sat out to create an OS that included something from all of the MAJOR operating systems. Of course this is just fiction - we all know getting pieces of these OSes to work together just simply won't ever be done. Still, you get to see my take on the ideal operating system. Why don't you chime in and let us know what YOUR ideal operating system would look like.
Kernel: Linux. I have to go this route simply because it's the only kernel of the major players that can be customized. And, in order for this to be an IDEAL operating system, you can bet this kernel would have to be customized. Naturally the idea here would be to avoid bloat. HAL: NetBSD. The NetBSD Hardware Abstraction Layer is one of the cleanest, and most portable HALs around. Network...