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What purpose do mock os serve?

  • #1 ✎ 226 Lacks April Fool's 2017 Contest Participant I participated in the SmileBASIC Source April Fool's 2017 Contest! Programming Contest Deep Sleep Hidden Website Beginner Programmer I'm just starting out! I'm still trying to grasp the basics. Programming Strength For the life of me I can't think of a practical purpose to all the mock os's out there. What are they used for? What do they do? Why? Posted
  • #2 ✎ 167 Mariominer First Day Joined on the very first day of SmileBASIC Source Website Promoted Page My page was promoted on SmileBASIC Source! Achievements Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Well, a lot of Mock OS's have very little purpose. However some do useful things such as file management, having useful apps (like a calendar), etc. My philosophy on Mock OS's is that it's really only good if it can actually run similar to an actual OS or be expandable. Otherwise you'd get a file manager, a calendar, etc. Most that I've noticed do not fall into that category and are really lackluster (they can get good when they have a lot of features though). Posted
  • #3 ✎ 27 Ionesque I honestly have no idea at all. Most of them are simple text input/output programs I believe. Posted
  • #4 ✎ 29 pixel_voxel Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Beginner Programmer I'm just starting out! I'm still trying to grasp the basics. Programming Strength It was an old fad back from the days of Petit Computer, where kids people who couldn't think of an original program idea simply tried to one-up each other in the game of making THE BEST OS. The end result was a lot of petty insults, relatively useless programs flooding the activity, and mildly upset 13 year olds... wait... (In my opinion) Unfortunately, it carried over to SmileBASIC. I'd say they improved in quality in the transition, but it's still not very helpful. Posted
  • #5 ✎ 207 Guzzler First Week Joined in the very first week of SmileBASIC Source Website Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength It is practical when it is a fast file manager. I remember I made one for my own personal use on PTC. It even had a trackpad kind of thing going on with the touchscreen. Posted