ITT: We post interesting experimental UNIX (or any OS) clones.
Hard mode no ReactOS
Like ATheOS? Changed name to syllable, I know, but don't like that name as much.
Shame it's not developed enough to actually use.
HPUX wasn't experimental or niche at all though. It was very much a production Unix, with a sizeable party of its market. Still in use today in all sorts of industrial and medical systems.
Plan9 and inferno are the most interesting ones from a conceptual point
>inb4 chinkware os
>inb4 Chinese botnet
>Chinese knock off of Windows 10
How is this okay?
I have Gentoo running on Raspi that only boots up Emacs which boots SLIME which starts SBCL and then I imagine I have Lisp Machine, it's also hooked to 15" CRT and I gave it only 1GB sdcard as harddisk.
However, there is NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP, which is what eventually became OS X.
Speaking of Apple and Unix, there's also AU/X, which is basically UNIX with the classic Mac OS UI on top (you can also use a console emulator or pure X11 environment).
Arguably, a better UNIX than OS X since it doesn't try to hide all the UNIX shit from the user. Too bad it got killed by the 68k to PPC transition, probably because Apple didn't have the resources to rewrite AU/X for PPC.
My favourite feature from AU/X is pic related.
I would have loved a learning tool like this when I was originally taking the plunge into using Linux.
I'll probably try this in a VM one day if I get really bored.
This is actually pretty usable.
OpenTTD compiled fine without too much effort, hardware (elitebook 2560p) mostly works including WiFi, 2d accelerated graphics, but not quite audio.
Shall become yet another OS to shitpost from.
If Haiku got better audio drivers and OpenGL hardware acceleration I would put the 64 bit version on my Thinkpad as soon as they finished the Emacs port. Did they ever fix webm support in WebPositive?
This kinda looks like an Amiga OS 3.1 clone.
MorphOS will run on a lot more hardware than AmigaOS4, though. Almost any G4 mac will suffice, and it's not like those are difficult to source.
Reminds me that I should play with A/UX now that I have a 68k mac again.
Hardware accel is a pipe dream for R1. Once the Wayland guys push a full libGL path into Mesa that doesn't require X11, then Haiku can rebase their OpenGL stuff on that version of Mesa and make it a reality for R2.
Some Silicon Valley company retroactively made their OS POSIX compliant. Worst part: they've been on the same version for 15 years.
>The GNU tools haven't been updated at ALL since 2007 except a couple of backported patches
Because Apple cannot legally distribute GPLv3 software with OS X. It's not that Apple's neglecting to update these programs to newer versions, it's that they actually can't.
Why wouldn't it be?
It has a lot of goverment tracking shit in it, but at the same time it aims to be a secure OS and it's even likely there aren't any (internet-facing) backdoors. There's even a utility for users to encrypt their files.
Obscure unixes you say? Why not one that runs on a LISP machine? Do I win?