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General Chat / Re: Topicless thread
Last post by Bella - May 05, 2019, 09:31:06 pm
I had a few sips of 100 proof plum brandy. It was like drinking lighter fluid aaaaa.
General Computers and Gaming / Re: Post your desktop
Last post by VolareVia - May 05, 2019, 09:09:24 pm
Quote from: Triplex on May 01, 2019, 09:51:02 amEveryone else runs Windows while I run Linux with the i3 window manager, why doesn't anyone else here use Linux as a daily driver?

But I do.

I work with graphics professionally myself, and I use GIMP and Inkscape on the job because that's just what works for me. I use Windows while at work because the computers just come with it, but I could easily work on not Windows from home. I do have a Windows laptop I use when, every once in a while, I need Photoshop (or get a strong urge to play The Sims), but that's not often. Personally, I find that Linux works fine enough for what I want to do.

I'm currently using Devuan GNU/Linux with XFCE, but once the semester ends, I plan on switching to Arch with IceWM on my main computer. (Debian and derivatives like Devuan don't play nice with Window Managers in my experience. Arch plays very nicely with them, however.)
If emulatability = resurrection, as hypothesized elsewhere, then Amix-tan lives again, thanks to being able to install her in (properly configured) WinUAE.
General Chat / Re: Topicless thread
Last post by VolareVia - May 05, 2019, 05:25:23 pm
Quote from: Halian on April 30, 2019, 01:37:45 amMore seriously, I don't drink. I can't stand the taste and people on the spectrum tend to be belligerent drunks.

Really? I'm autistic myself and I would consider myself fun, at least when buzzed. Maybe a bit tired though.

I guess if I drank when I was mad, I'd probably be a more angry drunk, but whenever I drank, it was while I was already in a good mood. For me at least, I wouldn't want to drink when mad, especially since alcoholism runs in my family.

That being said, a lot of alcoholic beverages tend to taste awful. I've had rum fairly recently, and I quite like it. I know I've said I like spirits in general in the past, though.

Edit: Not to say you have to drink alcohol if you don't want to, but my dad has used that exact logic to get me to not drink, when what I have to do is more simple: not drink when mad.
After a long time, I'm back for drawing more OS-tans!

Many years ago, a concept for an AMIX (Amiga Unix)-tan was proposed, but had not been designed.
What was established: She is deceased, and was a stepsister to Amiga-tan and the Commodore-tans. She was strict and unforgiving, and didn't get along with Amiga-tan. There was a storyline idea where AMIX-tan was briefly resurrected by Plan 9-tan so that she and Amiga-tan can reconcile. This suggested that Amiga-tan felt guilty over AMIX-tan's death for being her competitor, and that they argued the last time Amiga-tan saw AMIX-tan alive.

name: Amiga Unix-tan
aka: AMIX-tan
height: 175 cm (5'9")
hair color: reddish-brown
eye color: blue
lineage: Unix (SysV R4)
OS debut: 1990

Technical details:


AMIX-tan and Amiga-tan had a rivalry because of clashing personalities, and becuase AMIX was designed to be an alternative to AmigaOS with no compatibility layer to run AmigaOS programs, but was also meant to compete against other workstation OSes. Her primary competitors among the workstation OSes were Solaris-tan, NeXTSTEP-tan, and IRIX-tan, and the DEC-tans.

-Had more success in the education market serving as a teacher to college students, but it was short lived.
-A sorceress who knew a lot of unique spells (AMIX had several unique Unix commands).
-Wore a military uniform with a cape. Her outfit is red, grey and blue.
-Carried a magic wand decorated with a small globe, and a pair of red and blue ribbons.
-Was forced to retire in 1993 when her company support was dropped.
-An early supporter of open sourcery, although she couldn't entirely commit to it (components of AMIX were open source, but weren't free software because of proprietary licensing for the entire OS).
-Outcasted by most of the Unix Family, but was exempt from fighting in the Unix Wars because of her affiliation with Commodore.
-Her support for open sourcery caused her to be shunned by most of the Unix Family. She looked for students to mentor who could fully commit to open sourcery before she died. In 1992 or 1993, she may have met Linux-tan and was one of her earliest mentors.
-Died in 1994, and quickly after Commodore's bankruptcy.

Forum Games and Role-Playing / Re: Wot's Playing?
Last post by Exa - May 05, 2019, 03:22:04 pm
A random mishmash of foreign language anime openings, most notable is the Arabic opening of Dragon Ball:
The Multics + Cray-1 comic has been completed, and is 8 strips long. These first 4 are revamps. The last 4 will be posted later! I started this when I made this thread, but dropped it after page 5 was half-complete, and only up to page 6 or 7 was storyboarded.

OS-tan Talk / Re: OS-tan Theory Revival
Last post by Penti-chan - May 05, 2019, 01:17:21 pm
So, something I brought up in the Discord, that I feel should be archived here, would be a headcanon I had involving 2k-tan.

During her youth, she used to idolize OS/2 Warp-tan; noting how the NT 5.0 startup sound feels like a mixing of elements from the the one for Warp 4.0 and the one for NT 4.0. However, at some point, she became aware of the negative light in which OS/2 Warp-tan views the Windows-tans, and it lead to a desire to differentiate herself; this is signified in the final release of Windows 2000 having a different startup sound altogether.
OS-tan Talk / Re: OS-tan Theory Revival
Last post by Aurora Borealis - May 05, 2019, 10:28:38 am
Quote from: Bella on April 29, 2019, 02:15:40 pmA while back I learned that OpenVMS is being maintained by a group of former DEC employees under their own company. I also learned there's an ongoing effort to port VMS to x86.

I believe the story implications for this are VMS-tan being rescued by, and reuniting with, the DEC-tans. Since she's effectively no longer beholden to any company, surrounded by people who know her history, AND not in imminent threat of being displaced again, I imagine she has lost the mask and is generally in a much more relaxed place mentally.

I'm less certain what the implications of VMS on x86 hold for VMS-tan.

I don't have anything about the implications of VMS on x86, but what happened to OpenVMS is surprising, but the implications mean that VMS-tan can finally feel a sense of freedom that she hasn't in a long time. Her time spent post-DEC having to for the companies that conquered hers must have been humiliating for her, but as a proprietary OS, the dropping of company support would've been a scary and uncertain fate, and seem even worse. As tough and stoic as VMS-tan is, knowing that company support was going to be dropped still would've been scary for her. In the present day, would she still be the leader of the CIOST, since she set up to support other OS-tans who wanted to keep their independence?

Some other theories that were discussed:

Multics-tan is the only OS-tan who has been established as being resurrected after death, but MTS-tan and CTSS-tan may have also been resurrected after emulators for their OSes were successfully developed. The emulator for MTS was released 1 or 2 years ago, CTSS became open source in 2004, and a successful emulator was developed around 2009. The precedent for deceased OS-tans to be resurrected if working emulators can be built for them is there.

Could Apple I-tan also eventually be resurrected? She could, based on this precedent, but what about the story implications? Would her resurrection could cheapen the loss that Apple II-tan, Lisa-tan and Apple III-tan suffered early in their lives, and the sadness that System 1-tan felt over not being able to meet her. I've known about there being Apple I emulators for many years, but Apple I-tan was deceased and died early for story purposes.

AMIX-tan (Amiga Unix) could've been one of Linux-tan's early mentors: Components of AMIX were open source. They weren't free software because of the proprietary licensing of the rest of AMIX's code, but AMIX-tan could be an early advocate for open sourcery among the Unix-tans, and she looked to mentor anyone who would agree, and was shunned by most of the Unix Family. AMIX-tan was presumed to have died shortly after Commodore's bankruptcy in 1994, so she didn't live to see open source OSes become as prominent as they are now. The last version of AMIX was released in 1992, so near the end of AMIX-tan's life, she wasn't on duty much within the Commodore Fleet that she could've spent a lot of time searching for students she could mentor.

Linux-tan has to be careful to not become what she sought to fight against: In 2006 when the Annex Project continuity was being founded, the Linux OSes were gaining a lot of popularity, but were still underdogs. The Linux Family was growing in power and influence, but had some ways to go. Linux has now become a lot more mainstream, being widely used in servers, mobile devices, and now Windows 10 has the Windows Subsystem for Linux compatibility layer. Linux-tan can't see herself and the most prominent members of her family as underdogs so much because of these gains, and risks becoming what she sought to fight against. Despite the schisms that happened within the Linux Family due to the systemd controversy, the branches are still powerful in their own right.

It's been suggested that Unix has been carefully watching Linux-tan's leadership and trying to guide her away from being corrupted by the power she gained. Unix doesn't want to see Linux-tan become the way she used to be, and for the Linux Family to suffer from infighting severe enough to start a war akin to the Unix Wars.
Forum Games and Role-Playing / Re: Wot's Playing?
Last post by Penti-chan - May 05, 2019, 10:28:02 am
Vinny struggling to get DK64 to run
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