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Re: [IDEAS] ToriOS.web
"Ali Linx (amjjawad)" <amjjawad@xxxxxxxxx>, toriOS Mailing list <torios@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund@xxxxxxxxx>
Wed, 23 May 2018 21:53:10 +0200
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Den 2018-05-22 kl. 22:40, skrev Ali Linx (amjjawad):
I've been thinking for sometime now .. the deep and core idea of ToriOS
project is to offer the minimal working system with GUI for users with
very old machines. Your definition of "old machines" may vary and be
different though but that should not disagree with the fact that ToriOS
is actually designed mainly for old computers and it can also be
installed on a new machine.
Giving the fact that ToriOS has the minimal set of software/packages, it
made me think about:
Why not we offer A NEW SPIN/VERSION for the web?
Allow me to elaborate.
Many basic or light users are only using their machines for browsing the
web, sending emails, Google Drive maybe, YouTube, Facebook, etc. That
said, how about we give them ToriOS with a NEW flavour? a flavour that's
designed ONLY for websites?
What could help is: we don't have to include ANY extra package. Only the
MAIN and the most important packages that will make ToriOS works + one
main browser (/we can vote for that or ask the community to vote to
choose their favourite browser/) + a list of browsers the users can
choose from to install right after they install ToriOS successfully on
their machines. Nothing else, nothing more.
An OS designed for old machines to make them a web-browsing-machines.
As you know, the problem nowadays is:
Websites are more resource hungry. They need more machine power to work.
If we can reduce the effort that a machine can put on its OS, we'll save
some extra power/resource for the website. Yes, let's be super honest
here .. I am NOT talking about a machine with 256MB of RAM as these
machines can't even handle Google homepage. I'm talking about a bit more
powerful machines. A machine that can handle popular websites.
Maybe ToriOS.web won't be purely for old machines. It will be only for a
machine that will be used as a web browser, period. Nothing more and
If someone needs to use ToriOS for multi purposes, then he/she can
simply use ToriOS, the original and the main flavour.
If someone needs only a web browsing machine, ToriOS.web will be the
best option. He/She doesn't have to worry about ant-virus and crap like
that. They're already using the most powerful anti-virus in the world,
that's the Linux kernel.
I'm going to share this on our media channels. Let's see what our users
think about this.
Meanwhile, I'll be waiting for your feedback.
It would be great if we can find someone who is interested in this idea,
jump in and help to make it happen. That would be amazing :D
Thank you and keep up the great spirit!
Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
Do you mean a kiosk? Do you mean that there should there be no
management of files locally (like a file browser and similar application
programs)? I don't think there is much to peel off from ToriOS unless
you make a kiosk (but that might be a good idea).