Operating System U Now Solicits Community Ideas
Operating System U, the newest distribution out there that plans for commercial opportunities with laptop pre-loads and is powered by Arch Linux and Wayland, is now soliciting development ideas from the community.
Operating System U has been largely criticized by Phoronix readers since mentioning it on Saturday. OSu plans for a Kickstarter campaign to provide initial funding for the distribution that has commercial endeavors and is hoping for pre-loads on systems to compete with the likes of Windows and OS X while to date having no partners. OSu has also drawn heat for trying to be end-user and newbie friendly while being based on Arch, the choice of the MATE Desktop especially with the Wayland goal, little upstream collaboration/contributions from the software packages it plans to use, etc.
Anyhow, Andrew Bernstein of Operating System U wrote into Phoronix this afternoon to share, "We have made it so anyone in the community can contribute ideas directly into the development process. We are using this for planning and encourage anyone in the community to contribute what they would like to see and feedback." They are focusing all of their feedback and ideas around this Google Docs spreadsheet should you be interested in OSu.
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