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Is This Program Even Possible

Link to this post 21 Jul 11


Could an App still talk to the hardware as you state in number 2 with both of my points in mind? And wouldn't the App be a hybrid instead of what you state in number 3?

It could be possible although I doubt it would work with any of the OSs that we have already. They are not ready for two softwares (be it OS, APPS or whatever) to talk to hardware directly.

That would be a real mess :S

Besides, there's no point in having two OSs running at the same time (if your apps is talking to the hardware it is becoming and OS!!!!).


Also would another special case be gaming online? Or a 3rd world or 2nd world country where people can not afford the luxuries that we have but could use at least a semi OS that could connect any hardware to the Internet?

This already exists: linux does all that (or freebsd...)

Regards

Link to this post 22 Jul 11

marc wrote:

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Could an App still talk to the hardware as you state in number 2 with both of my points in mind? And wouldn't the App be a hybrid instead of what you state in number 3?

It could be possible although I doubt it would work with any of the OSs that we have already. They are not ready for two softwares (be it OS, APPS or whatever) to talk to hardware directly.

That would be a real mess :S

Besides, there's no point in having two OSs running at the same time (if your apps is talking to the hardware it is becoming and OS!!!!).


Also would another special case be gaming online? Or a 3rd world or 2nd world country where people can not afford the luxuries that we have but could use at least a semi OS that could connect any hardware to the Internet?

This already exists: linux does all that (or freebsd...)

Regards[/quote]

The second function of the App I'm talking about would not be running two OSs. That is the whole point of that function. To connect to the Internet without having to load the traditional OS. So only the program is talking to the Hardware with the second function. Do you still believe it would be a mess?

And it is true for Linux being the 2nd and 3rd world option but is it really a viable option? Its not a commercial product. More of a hobbyist platform. They need a commercial product that is still free. I feel like I have gained a lot of knowledge from our conversation. Thank you Marc.

Link to this post 22 Jul 11

jsjohnsmith333777 wrote:



The second function of the App I'm talking about would not be running two OSs. That is the whole point of that function. To connect to the Internet without having to load the traditional OS. So only the program is talking to the Hardware with the second function. Do you still believe it would be a mess?

This has already been done. There are some laptops that can boot into a specially prepared linux environment for easy internet connection that can boot within two seconds (or less)

Unfortunately I don't have any links :S

Then again, like for the gazillion time, if you App is talking to the hardware IT BECOMES AN OS.

Regards

Link to this post 23 Jul 11

marc wrote:

[b]jsjohnsmith333777 wrote:[/b]
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The second function of the App I'm talking about would not be running two OSs. That is the whole point of that function. To connect to the Internet without having to load the traditional OS. So only the program is talking to the Hardware with the second function. Do you still believe it would be a mess?

This has already been done. There are some laptops that can boot into a specially prepared linux environment for easy internet connection that can boot within two seconds (or less)

Unfortunately I don't have any links :S

Then again, like for the gazillion time, if you App is talking to the hardware IT BECOMES AN OS.

Regards[/quote]

Hey Marc that sounds great! Can you please please PLEASE help me find that link? And I will agree with you. It does become an OS lol But please sir I would really appreciate it if you could find a link, article, wiki, or anything to start me on the path of researching this type of function you have stated. Thanks again for this conversation I very much appreciate it.

Link to this post 24 Jul 11

marc wrote:

[b]jsjohnsmith333777 wrote:[/b]
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The second function of the App I'm talking about would not be running two OSs. That is the whole point of that function. To connect to the Internet without having to load the traditional OS. So only the program is talking to the Hardware with the second function. Do you still believe it would be a mess?

This has already been done. There are some laptops that can boot into a specially prepared linux environment for easy internet connection that can boot within two seconds (or less)

Regards[/quote]

Forgive me for being a tad bit nit picky. But you said this special linux environment provided easy internet connection in terms of the booting process BUT did it provide for a better or faster web experience? I guess I'm asking were there any other advantages to this type of Linux environment?

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jsjohnsmith333777 wrote:



Forgive me for being a tad bit nit picky. But you said this special linux environment provided easy internet connection in terms of the booting process BUT did it provide for a better or faster web experience? I guess I'm asking were there any other advantages to this type of Linux environment?

No, you won't get a faster internet experience. I've already told you. You might save 1milisecond (and I'm being generous herer) but.... what's that against a load time of a page of 700ms?

The "bottleneck" in todays internet IS NOT THE USER's COMPUTER but the technologies used to communicate ( copper lines, wifis.... whatever!)

Regards

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