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Why prominent 'hobbyist' operating systems face an existential crisis

Nov 15, 2014, 06:00 (3 Talkback[s])

Do you think Linux is an alternative, hobbyist operating system? Ha! Linux is mainstream. If you're looking for the next niche OS, you'll need to dive deep into the cracks and crevices: passion projects worked on by a handful of developers in their spare time.

That's not to say they'll be successful, however. In spite of all the talent and dedication this takes, these projects just aren’t getting anywhere.

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