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The entire site of the URL you pointed to revolves around operating systems. Therefore, a specific forum for alternative operating systems is very plausable. However, on DaniWeb, we just cover so much, that we can't possibly have a forum or subforum for everything which exists in the vast world of technology. We create forums as demand about a particular topic grows and the need arises.

I think that the best place for talk of operating system design is within our Computer Science and Engineering forum. You might also wish to post within our Software Developer's Lounge.

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Oh, I think I might have misunderstood you. Are you referring to a place for support for users of these alternative operating systems who are not developers, themselves? Again, I think it's really a support as need arises type of situation. If we see very many threads and posts within the Techie's Lounge from people using BeOS, we may create a BeOS as the need arises and there's demand. However, it's sorta silly to create a BeOS forum when only 2 members have ever used the OS, because then it will just sit empty and unused.

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Oh, I think I might have misunderstood you. Are you referring to a place for support for users of these alternative operating systems who are not developers, themselves?

Yes, that is pretty much what I was thinking when I posted. I should have said that really. I agree the "Computer Science and...." forum is already a suitable place for issues of OS design. I take your point though, none of these alternative projects are (as the description suggests) anywhere near popular. Talk later then.

Steven.

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I'm not necessarily saying that they need to be globally popular for a new forum to be created, or popular in the mainstream in any way. However, there does need to be a noticable amount of interest in the topic WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY. If people start talking about the topic a lot within the Lounges, then it would become evident after awhile to group the existing threads about the topic together into a new forum.

This topic has been dead for over six months. Start a new discussion instead.
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