Re: NitrOS-9 on DriveWire diskette
Ward Griffiths <wdg3rd@...
2004-10-01 08:00:46 GMT
On Tuesday 28 September 2004 05:20 pm, Robert Gault wrote:
> alsplace@... wrote:
> > Robert (see below) -- the current Mac OS X is based on a similar
> > style OS that would also be confusing, yet Apple has been able to
> > hide that away. What keeps us from doing the same thing here?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Robert Gault <robert.gault@...>
> > There is documentation both in the Cloud-9 package and the
> > nitros9.org site. The site also has source code for the NitrOS-9
> > system. OS-9/NitrOS-9 does not approach the friendliness of Disk
> > Basic, Windows software, Mac-OS, or other popular systems.
> Nothing, and MultiView was a stab in that direction. Some users
> really like MV, personally I am happy with the stock OS-9 command
> mode. Perhaps we need a dedicated user to spruce up MultiView to get
> it closer to a PC or Mac Windows package.
Yup. Windowing systems can be fun, but I usually use them so I can have
multiple terminal screens. Well, and a web browser on a separate
desktop -- sometimes I need to look things up. And the desktop with
the MAME CoCo emulator up to one corner and the xtrs Model 4 emulator
down to the opposite corner (yes, I also love the Z-80 stuff, started
with the TRS-80 before it was called the Model 1 before the Model 2
showed up, and LS-DOS is my favorite single-user OS -- OS/9 is
multi-user, after all).
Yes, I also have real machines (CoCo 1,2,3, Mod 1,2,4p,12,16,6kHD), but
for day to day it's easier to use one desk and La Esposa doesn't whinge
about the power bill as loud.