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Thread: SphinUX OS Claims To Be ~150% Faster Than GNU/Linux

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    Quote Originally Posted by SphinUXOS
    a guy named RMS 17 years ago, I believed in him, I supported him, and I will always support his idea
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    We've decided to remove our gem from SourceForge as they were moaning about the licence; something that we couldn't care less about..
    You guys are full of shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
    You guys are full of shit.
    I have but one criticism. Shit, like the oxygen that aids its decomposition, is too useful to be wasted in that manner.

    But yes, ditching the Linux kernel (whose license they couldn't care less about) for their operating system that is the "evolution of the Linux kernel" is a ridiculous thing to say. What would they use for their fake flow charts then?

    What pathetic, and childish lies. If there was even an inkling of doubt about this project's lack of credibility, their own comments should eliminate it.

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    DOS functionality was easly extended TSR(Terminate Stay Resident programs) there was extended memory managers EMM386(paged memory access),Networking(TCP/IP) netlink,ralink,netware etc.. , disk access cache (smartdrv), video card drivers/VESA2-3 emulation (ermm forget names)(mostly adding software layers over interrupts)+standalone software layer apps(dos4gw 386+ 32bit Extended Mode!!).. it was very pleasant coding times, and runtime library loading was possible but in code(viruses used this alot first loading itself and then actual program code)
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    Am I sure? Yes. DOS is setting hardware interruptions for: disk, keyboard, CRT video screen ("text console").

    So even basic services like: "allocating extended 32 bit mode" has to be offered by your's application code. As DOS doesn't offer libSO loading (or .DLL from Windows world), the whole functionality you're missing you have to write (include as a static library inside your final .exe by your own). There are some logical operations that were implemented standard later in DOS versions, like: SmartDrv will offer RAM caching of your disk access, and interrupt 33 is offered for "mouse pointer movement notifications", but yeah, you don't have anything.

    I will put a small correction/note about this, when I said: "there is no video acceleration", theoretically it would be possible to have it, and the first 3Dfx Voodoo cards offered 3D drivers for DOS (for their Glide API, no OpenGL), but again the application will link this code statically as a part of the application's code.

    The web browser which I know from DOS, is Arachne, and in Wikipedia's page is written (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachne_%28web_browser%29 ) :
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    Quote Originally Posted by SphinUXOS View Post
    We've decided to remove our gem from SourceForge as they were moaning about the licence; something that we couldn't care less about.. We'll be ditching the linux kernel in the next release and maybe then we would consider uploading the project back to SourceForge
    Yeah, sure. For someone who sees RMS as some kind of role Model that sounds kida strange. I really would love to see with what you want to replace the linux Kernel. Maybe you will try to rebrand it some more. Or, as a RMS Fan, you use gnu hurd.
    Sourceforge has every right to mourn your Licence. You talk GPL and do the opposite.

    and by the way: your OS wasnt a gem. more like a pile of awesome debian turned to something, well, shitty (which is hard because IMHO debian is an awesome base)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SphinUXOS View Post
    We've decided to remove our gem from SourceForge as they were moaning about the licence; something that we couldn't care less about.. We'll be ditching the linux kernel in the next release and maybe then we would consider uploading the project back to SourceForge
    The kernel isn't the issue (or at least not the only issue). You distribute an ISO of binary files, many of which are under the GPL. You need to provide source for every single one of them.

    You are still distributing this ISO in violation of the GPL. I wonder what your idol RMS would say about that.
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    Unmodified sources are basically boring, noone looks at those - interesting are only the CHANGES. Maybe he switches from Linux to BSD then he would not need to provide the sources. But currently most apps/games are for Linux - also binary drivers are not available for BSD yet for AMD (maybe this changes with PS4, no idea). So if somebody creates an incompatible variant then the user base will be very small. Some systems may be fully optimized - BeOS was interesting when it was out as well and had similar performance improvements over other os - but was not really successfull - currently only os with a similar look exist. Marketing speech with extreme performance improvements that only a few ppl can really use will not lead to a system that lives long enough to remember the name.

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    I am not breaking news here, but on that self made benchmark list, please change "Cost" to something like "Value". To say something is equall to GNU-Linux and is greater in Cost is in error. Changing the Cost value to Value would mean that you gain more value and make sence.

    ** I downloaded the ISO. Has anyone actually installed this? Running on this? Can someone do a phoronix benchmark and provide the lable so a bunch of us can run the benchmark test and compare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canezila View Post
    I am not breaking news here, but on that self made benchmark list, please change "Cost" to something like "Value". To say something is equall to GNU-Linux and is greater in Cost is in error. Changing the Cost value to Value would mean that you gain more value and make sence.

    ** I downloaded the ISO. Has anyone actually installed this? Running on this? Can someone do a phoronix benchmark and provide the lable so a bunch of us can run the benchmark test and compare?
    It's a scam, read the thread.

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