A **Nixers** Collaborative Distro? - GNU/Linux
crshd
Another pro for a distro would be that it's an ongoing project. We could still be working on it for years from now, while a game is pretty much done when it's done.

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jobss
I was actually thinking about having a UnixHub distro a while ago but forgot my login. :P

What could make our distro more cool, then another distro is, instead of going for the traditional KDE, GNOME, etc. etc. we could incorporate HTML5, and have that be our entire DE or WM. This way more people can customize their desktop easily and change it differently every day for life.

Joli OS before they killed their Desktop version had their desktop as HTML5, so we could take their code and compile it for any OS base that we chose.
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jobss
Found a online working example of a HTML5/javascript desktop that works on Linux. The code is available online, but they have an example of a desktop working at this link. http:// http://www.rlamana.es/ventus/cod...s/desktop

Imagine all the possibilities. Slicker transitions, faster responsiveness on older computers, modern design.
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crshd
Being a webdev, I'd love the idea of an HTML desktop, even though I think it'd be somewhat strange. The only problem I see is that to do it properly, we would have to do our own GUI utilities from scratch. So we'd end up reinventing the wheel over and over and over again...

Also, pretty much nobody here uses any GUI stuff, so the distro would end up being something everybody just works on for the fun of it, instead of actually using it. I think we would be better off focusing our efforts on something that everybody here would actually want to use on a daily basis.

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BigE
You guys want a project? Fork Firefox and de-bloat the hell out of it. Remove support for flash and every other shitty obscure file format, etc. Then just merge regular FF security patches into it, and bam, baller FF ala- FF3.6,
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crshd
So - turn it into IE with security patches?

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casscode
another vote for a distro, doesn't have to be on headlines, I've played around with the idea(LFS) but just can't do it on my own. A game would be nice and all, but I find a distro to be more exciting, just knowing that your pc literally has that UnixHub feel to it is just too good a feeling(though I'm not an avid poster, I do visit this site quite a lot(stalker? maybe not)).
Even if the decision is to create a game, I'm in
kyuzii
I'm going to also chime in for a distro.

A game would be cool, but I think a distro would personally be more fitting. Perhaps this is too big of an endeavour, but a game could always be part of the distro project itself.

Personally, I don't seem to know any distros that aim for pure productivity, and also looks really \slick\ out of the box. It might be a cool niche to look into.

It doesn't _have_ to be up at the top of distrowatch, but I feel there's still a lot of potential in creating something new and creative with all the neat technologies coming out.
venam
We should all agree of what the OS will be composed of.
Remember an OS is the composition of kernel + file system + utilities + softwares (+-) interface.
It would be nice to be able to have ZFS on our OS.
jazzycool
This is an amazing idea! If you need any help with high level programs using python and java (A noob) but would be glad to help you guys out.
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