SerenityOS (github) is "a love letter to '90s user interfaces with a custom Unix-like core", wedding the simplicity and style of Windows 9x with all the features (and security) you'd expect from a modern distribution. It's not intended to be accessible to normals ("this project does not cater to non-technical users") and I wouldn't hold out for amenities such as more legible fonts, etc. For lovers of ａｅｓｔｈｅｔｉｃｓ something like Chicago95 or the Redmond Project might be more approchable.
In this clip, Lex Fridman's interview with John Carmack gets right to the point: his programming setup! I love his thorough attitude toward using debuggers—"your head is a faulty interpreter"—and his description of using vi to code as "civil war re-enactment". If you're just wondering about the Stuff he Uses, jump to 11:30. READ THE REST
CP/M, the more capable of the two operating systems offered for the popular Amstrad CPC range of home computers, is now unequivocally open-source. Though it has been purportedly open source for some time, the license contained a peculiar specificity whereas the new wording is "equivalent to the well-known BSD or MIT licenses." READ THE REST
Windows XP Delta Edition is not one of those web-based aesthetic dream OSes evoking a more perfect inflection point at the cusp of the new millennium. Nor is it a clever theme for Linux evoking a similar techiraeth. It is a real cut of Windows XP itself, perfected for the third decade of the twenty-first… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The day-to-day life of the American office worker features a lot of the same themes: getting up early, sitting in traffic, scrolling through emails, scrolling through social media, killing time on… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There is no worse feeling than realizing the endless creativity you can achieve on your phone or laptop actually does have an end. That horrible moment you realize your storage drive… READ THE REST