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    Phoronix: Redox OS 0.6 Released With Many Fixes, Rewritten Kernel Memory Manager

    Redox OS, the micro-kernel based Rust-written operating system, is out with a new Christmas release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...S-0.6-Released

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    Great. I have been waiting forever for new images.
    Every time I tried to build it from source, the build process failed. (I am not a rust expert, so I did'nt try to get it working.)

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    • #3
      Hopefully, this will once be the next generation free OS.
      But I don't really like the MIT license. I think Apache V2 would have been the better choice.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Steffo View Post
        Hopefully, this will once be the next generation free OS.
        But I don't really like the MIT license. I think Apache V2 would have been the better choice.
        May I ask why you prefer the Apache license over the MIT license?

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        • #5
          Redox OS has lead to many command line utilities I prefer to their GNU counterparts, bat can be really nice for numbered line output. fd is a simpler find, the cool thing is a lot of these utilities are in the AUR and available as cargo so they run on Linux just fine too.

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          • #6
            I wonder how ling untill it can run the not-firefox web browser that is planned.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by elatllat View Post
              I wonder how ling untill it can run the not-firefox web browser that is planned.
              The better question is how long that browser will take to be anywhere near modern. My guess is never: WebPositive (for Haiku OS) is still not ready for prime time after >10 years.

              Unless you were talking about a Chromium browser. Then I have no idea.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jbranso View Post

                May I ask why you prefer the Apache license over the MIT license?
                The MIT license was written before software patent law in the U.S. was really established. The Apache 2 license was specifically written to withstand litigation in the modern era.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by foolishgrunt View Post

                  The better question is how long that browser will take to be anywhere near modern. My guess is never: WebPositive (for Haiku OS) is still not ready for prime time after >10 years.

                  Unless you were talking about a Chromium browser. Then I have no idea.
                  However, WebPositive has made tremendous progress in the last few years, unlike the years before that. Until a few years ago, it was barely useable and hanged and crashed all the time. In 2020, while still not ready for prime-time, it is in very, very good shape and is actually very useable as a daily driver.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Steffo View Post
                    Hopefully, this will once be the next generation free OS.
                    Redox OS and Haiku are the best candidates IMHO

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