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#1 yanike

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 06:12 AM

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I would like to know what you want in an Operating System.

From graphics to effects to features to programs to the core of the OS.

What would YOU want an Operating System to be like?



Note: I'm looking for BSD Developers, Graphics Designers and more for this project. If you are interested, contact me.

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#2 j4f

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:11 AM

Smoooth edges.

Stable as a refrigerator.

A full office pack, image editor (gimp), and a lot of useful programs.

Multiple workspaces.

Desktop effect (compiz fusion).

A bright OS (the general color of the default theme).

A top bar like in OS X.

The deskbar applet from Ubuntu.

Inbuilt weather applet in the taskbar.

A light weight music player, that can find (and play) music, and nothing else.

Plz. make standby and hibernate work on most laptops :wub:

Make it easy to dual-boot with any other operating system.

Google applets (calendar, gmail, docs) are build in to the system. (Sync offline calendar with google calendar)

Preload technology (Like superfetch in Vista, and Preload in Linux.)

I wanna install it on a USB pen :P

A menu system like gnome, so you easily can find a program by category.

The KDE4 desktop is just cool, if you could make something like that, it would be awesome.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:47 PM

All that good features current good OS providing

1. Need a music player which can play all possible formats and will d/l the codecs whenever required. less system resources 2
2. A superB dock (like Mac )
3. No side bar plz
4. Skinnable Panels (more than what linux today offers)
5. A good CD/DVD burning,ripping program
6. WEB Browser with the Plugins of FX3 and speed of Safari.
7. Sleep with download manger only enabled, if possible
8. A Smart driver manager.
9. Good explorer or nautilas . from here we can select the apps need to use with the folder not file. Eg. I have a folder named Music which contains several format of music tracks. By right clicking I will be able to select the player with out adding one by one folder or file or searching media etc etc...
10. The transfer of files should be speedy

#4 pauldacheez

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:51 PM

Stable as a refrigerator.

My fridge falls over every month or so from someone yanking the door really hard.....

Anyway, what I want to see is all of Mac OS X with its default window manager (Quartz) and with Compiz-Fusion overlayed on it. (Somehow.....)

I also want to see a specialized version of Ubuntu built just for the Mac so you don't have to mess with drivers or anything, all hardware Just Works© :)

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 07:37 PM


Stable as a refrigerator.

My fridge falls over every month or so from someone yanking the door really hard.....

Anyway, what I want to see is all of Mac OS X with its default window manager (Quartz) and with Compiz-Fusion overlayed on it. (Somehow.....)

I also want to see a specialized version of Ubuntu built just for the Mac so you don't have to mess with drivers or anything, all hardware Just Works© :)

well, wish in one hand and crap in another, and see what hand fills up faster....
Quartz & Fusion working together would mean that Apple would Open Quartz, of they would (apple) admit that Quartz is not so hot, and upstream to Fusion, and i cant see either one of those happening.

but you DO have a good idea. watch out for falling refridges though.

#6 yanike

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 05:29 PM

Thanks for all your suggestions. I've documented it and will try my best to make my Operating System reflect each of your suggestions.

Keep them coming :)

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:16 PM

Anything sexual like this:
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Also gotta be fast.
Like, faster than Vista at least :D .

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#8 yanike

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:50 PM

endrit10, wuzup!!!!

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#9 endrit10

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:29 AM

Hey dude!
Haven't seen you here in a while!
I too have been away for too long :)
I remember i used to have more posts than you! :o

#10 yanike

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:14 AM

Hey dude!
Haven't seen you here in a while!
I too have been away for too long :)
I remember i used to have more posts than you! :o


lol I've been posting like crazy :)

Almost 2000!!!

#11 PRATOSH

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:06 AM

ha ha ha.stable as the pyramid in egypt.cmon microsoft and apple please work together to make our life better.well what would i want an os like mac os x leopard which can play games and which cannot be hacked and well the compatibility of windows of course.i know its a tall order bur cmon bill gates and steve work together and you two can defeat the hackers.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:53 AM

Hey,first of all are u making an OS as a self project or for some company ??

And ya abt the things needed in OS ..ammm ..all that is there in xp and vista....
But i really need something more... like the modern OS should be more interactive ..all i c is just improvements in graphics..explorers ..etc but y cant the os makers c in a different perspective..
What i mean by OS interactivity is that ..when a process is initiated the OS should verbally say abt it ..probably some different phases for every next instance..
Example, u start copying a file, immediately the OS must respond verbally whats the file being coppied and atleast wats te estimated time of copy.... this is jst an example
Also this feature must be optional as some ppl might not want it and wants the OS do be a silent fellow..

#13 yanike

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:39 PM

Hey,first of all are u making an OS as a self project or for some company ??


Well, both :) I'm making an OS for my own company.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:16 PM

So will the OS retail or be like ubuntu and be free?

edit--

Oh your own company. :lol: . What is your own company if you don't mind me being a nosey git. :whistle:

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#15 yanike

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 07:20 AM

So will the OS retail or be like ubuntu and be free?

edit--

Oh your own company. :lol: . What is your own company if you don't mind me being a nosey git. :whistle:


You will know when I start publicly announcing the OS.

#16 Xzen

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:46 AM


So will the OS retail or be like ubuntu and be free?

edit--

Oh your own company. :lol: . What is your own company if you don't mind me being a nosey git. :whistle:


You will know when I start publicly announcing the OS.



Well since i am working with you on it i shall be knowing a bit before? :ph34r: :woot: lol.

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#17 PRATOSH

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:20 PM

Well, both :) I'm making an OS for my own company.
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oh god ha ha ha ha ha.i laughed for about 50 mins and now i am typing.well your own company ha.well google tried to make a beta os and failed,apple well is on the right path,ubuntu well has problems.well your own os oh well it will sell atleast 2 copies you gates dream about.ha ha ha.try to come close to atleast cracking nfs 1 and then go on to make an os.ha ha .oh well it will go in the guiness book for sure as the worst os of all time.and well i will try to buy your company for a dollar because nobody will pay more.

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#18 Gragier_521

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 02:58 PM

The above post made my day. :lol:
Ok, seriously..show some encouragement!

Edited by Gragier_521, 21 July 2008 - 02:58 PM.


#19 endrit10

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:46 PM

The Above Above poster is an IDIOT.
You have no idea what he is capable of.

I bet you the same thing was said to Bill Gates when HE came up with his own os idea.

#20 Lord Devrexster

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:16 PM

I think it will be a linux distro at most - I am not being -ve tho ... :whistle:

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