Community Call for Help: Operating System Category Housekeeping


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So after discussion between, me (duiu/dialupinternetuser/dialup), Erik, and Omar, we decided to clean up the Operating System category and fix up the competitors and related products. You can see much of this discussion here. We decided on a 3-tier system for Windows and Linux. Each tier competes with products in that tier. The tiers are:

Core of Operating System -> Generic Report about Distro/Generation -> Specific OS

Examples:

Linux -> Ubuntu -> Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron"

Microsoft Windows -> Microsoft Windows XP -> Microsoft Windows XP Professional

As you can see, Hardy Heron would compete with XP Pro, WinXP competes with Ubuntu, and Windows competes with Linux. Apple has a two tier system.

 
OS-X -> OS X (Insert Animal Here)

We're not sure where Apple's operating systems will fit in. I've been working on these myself, but it's a very large task and it'd be nice if someone could give me a hand. Here is what is done, partially/not-sure-if done, and not done.

Done

  • Windows XP
  • Windows XP Pro
  • Windows Server 2K3
  • Windows XP Media Center
  • Windows XP Home
  • Linux
  • Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron"
  • Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon"
  • Debian 4.0 "Etch"
  • OS X Leopard

Partially or Not-Sure-If Done

  • Microsoft Windows
  • OS X (Generic)
  • Debian GNU/Linux
  • All the Vista's
  • Red Hat
  • Fedora
  • OpenSuSE

Not Done

  • Debian 4.0 "Etch"
  • Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon"
  • Gentoo
  • Gentoo Releases
  • Slackware
  • Slackware Releases
  • Red Hat releases
  • SuSE Releases
  • XP Pro
  • XP Home

Any help would be greatly appreciated. As I (and hopefully YOU) finish product's, post them in this thread and I'll edit my post to show that they've been completed/started.

This post was edited by dialupinternetuser on 7/03/2008 1:20 PM
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I'll finish up the Microsoft Windows, Vista, and OSX reports and classifications.

I'm not too well versed on any of the Linux distros.

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Ubuntu is done! I'm not bothering to add the really old releases (i.e. those before Gutsy/7.10)

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Ok, here's my suggestion for OSX

we do:

Macintosh->OSX->Leopard,etc

 

Mac competes with Linux and Windows

OSX competes with Vista, XP, Ubuntu

Leopard compets with Vista Premium, etc

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I'll also cleanup the Mac OS'

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Dialup, check out the stuff I did with XP Home, Pro, Media Center, and Server 2003. And if that's considered "done" or not.

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I wonder if it's good to do this for 'software' in general.  New versions are always coming out that dramatically change the applications.  Sometimes a pro/con might only be specific to a version.

For example we could have a base entry for pidgin the subentries for pidgin releases.

 

I don't know if this is needed though.  Maybe it would be easier to just alter the pros/cons/writeup for the latest version of the software.

 

thoughts?

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You need a new category for LoseThos, a 64-bit, free, open source, OS that's not a UNIX. http://www.losethos.com

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