Started by Performa Classic, March 28, 2019, 03:21:30 pm
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Quote from: VolareVia on April 10, 2019, 07:51:12 amDefinitely. Now I kinda wonder if some FSF-types like to wreck the place.
Quote from: undefinedProbably should have a Novell faction that existed, but likely merged into the LUC at some point. I'd honestly imagine that the Unix Wars had many factions that merged into one, and that the Linux-tans, while belonging to different subfactions, are united in a union.
Quote from: undefinedHonestly, what factions would FreeGEM and OpenGEM be in? I'd personally assume the Vintage Federation, if only because FreeDOS-tan is in the DOSSE.
Quote from: undefinedSo if there's one thing Classic Mac-tans generally weren't good at, it was diplomacy. I guess this likely means that Mac OS9-tan likely can't lead that proposed unification of semi-retired OS-tans or if she is, she's probably the best diplomat of the bunch. I'd say the latter is most likely regardless, given the great compatibility from 7.5 onwards.
Quote from: undefinedAh! Thank you for giving more details on the relationship. It also makes more sense, given that we've established that incompatibility keeps older versions useful, so the Mac-tans don't see it as a bad thing.
Quote from: undefinedI definitely agree that the Mac-tans would have agreed to the peace talks. I just wondered how they felt about the FSF in the present day. But yeah, as for System 6 and System 7, they likely might not care about them in the present day, as as far as they're concerned, the war is over, as the increasing power of the Mac-tans scares them away.
Quote from: undefinedIndeed. Her status as one of the more important people in the peace talks likely is seen by the modern FSF as "hmm. old disgraced leader. definitely someone worth attacking"
Quote from: undefinedI'd imagine that other factions have been on their hitlist. The ASC likely house an "absolute traitor to freedom" in QNX, and what stops them from going after the Vintage Federation is FreeDOS in the DOSSE.
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on April 16, 2019, 07:59:51 pmI see FreeGEM-tan and OpenGEM-tan being the same person as GEM-tan, who is in the Vintage Federation.
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on April 16, 2019, 07:59:51 pmIt's possible that she could be the leader, if they improved their diplomacy skills over time. The Mac-tans, with the Classic Mac-tans more so, visit the Vintage Federation quite a bit because of Apple II, Lisa and GS/OS, and could've reconciled with some of their former rivals who are there; i.e: Windows 1.0, 2.0 and GEM. System 1-tan saw Lisa-tan as a rival for a long time though, and only put up with her because of Apple II.
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on April 16, 2019, 07:59:51 pmDefinitely! I found a few more examples of this among the Macs. If you look at the version numbers of the pre-System 6 Mac OSes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classic_Mac_OS#Release_history , it's very weird, but there were reasons for this strange version numbering.System 4.2/System Software 5 stands out for the confusion over there being no Macintosh System 5, but the two others that stand out a lot are System 3.3/AppleShare 1.x and 3.4/AppleShare 2.0. These two Classic Mac versions were the first specialized for networking, and were workstation OSes that extended the capabilities of System 3.
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on April 16, 2019, 07:59:51 pmThough System 3-tan only represents System 3.0 - 3.3, System 3.3 was released the same day as 4.0 (https://apple.fandom.com/wiki/System_3.3 ), so System 3.x didn't immediately become obsolete when System 4 was released. System 3.4 didn't become obsolete until AppleShare 3 was released in 1992.
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on April 16, 2019, 07:59:51 pmPoor System 7.5-tan. She can never catch a break!
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on April 16, 2019, 07:59:51 pmI'm curious about QNX-tan being seen as an "absolute traitor to freedom" to the FSF. I vaguely remember something about QNX having a hobbyist license at some point, but that it might have been revoked? Or could it be because of QNX being bought by Blackberry?
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on April 16, 2019, 07:59:51 pmFreeDOS-tan in the DOSSE and GEM-tan (as FreeGEM and OpenGEM) in the Vintage Federation. Yggdrasil Linux-tan is also in the Vintage Federation, but would she be considered free enough?
Quote from: VolareVia on April 16, 2019, 09:18:34 pmMakes enough sense, honestly. I assumed they could be seperate, but I could see them being the same.
Quote from: undefinedThe Classics could very easily have taken examples from their younger kin, and became more diplomatic. Character development is always good, after all.
Quote from: undefinedInteresting I honestly wonder what networking is like. I personally envision it as being different dimensions, with the Internet being a particularly powerful dimension.
Quote from: undefinedWith this in mind, I wonder if System 6 and System 3.4 aren't twins, but rather first cousins born at around the same time.Also, I know the last few versions of System 6 were released on the day of System 7's release, or even later.
Quote from: undefinedheheI recall hearing something about "making your faves suffer" being good writing. Her situation naturally causes suffering. And thus, she suffers.
Quote from: undefinedI think if I recall she was open source until QNX was bought out by Blackberry, so now she's proprietary besides licenses.The FSF are extremists who don't think hobbyist licenses are acceptable, and think that everything should be libre under all circumstances, and that OS-tans who don't do this are morally bankrupt.
Quote from: undefinedActually? Yes. Yggdrasil Linux had its final release before there were blobs in the Linux kernel, which means the FSF find her libre enough.There probably are enough good and libre OS-tans in the Vintage Federation for an attack on them to not be seen as worth it.