If I could re-write Linux
next generation user interface in the future and just plug it in
without disturbing anything else. Users who still like a command prompt
could execute a command shell such as bash and DOS on top of the GUI.
Security: Most of today's operation systems
were not designed with security as a paramount goal. Linux is far more
secure than operating systems such as Windows, but OpenBSD is more
secure than Linux or any other operating system today. It's very
difficult to have a completely secure operating system, but NGOS would
be designed from scratch to be more secure than OpenBSD. It will also
maintain secure identity for the users similar to Microsoft Passport
but distributed. An organisation could have its own identity management
tool which it could use internally as well as share with other
organisations that it trusts. Linux today has LDAP, which can do
authentication but is limited to certain applications, hence users have
to log in multiple times. NGOS will have single signon similar to
Those are just some ideas for operating system
designers to consider. It may not be practical to re-write Linux
completely from scratch, but anyone considering writing their own
operating system may want to bear these ideas in mind.
What else should our NGOS offer? Please add your
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