How I would make operating systems better…

Please note: this post is the property of Joe Simpson, who requires to be contacted for implementation of my ideas (open source will be cool too, I just want recognition)

I could make the core of the system more stable with today’s demands, as many systems are dual core, at least. But people want value for money, so the system can lock up.

So, I would protect one of the cores for system processes. This would make programs which use 100% of one core, so the system could easily kill it.

Another suggestion is with ram, where the malloc function would include a virtual limit, where only the core system can bypass, meaning overflow isn’t likely to happen.

Hoped you liked this technical document,


Android Market

Android Market is a okay-ish thing for people to find and install apps to Android phones. It’s great and works fairly well depending on what you’re looking for. But, it’s crap if it’s not what you’re looking for. Cool, the new Android market looks good although I would have enabled a lot more than just looks. Here’s what I would do…

  • Show official apps for a service (For example if I search “Twitter” it could have a listing for the “Twitter” app by “Twitter” at the top with “Official App” somewhere on it)
  • Have a proper page for the developer, where they can put information in about the people there/what they do etc…
  • Promote magazine and official reviews of apps. For example, if the popular tech blog Gizmodo reviewed the app, then I’d like to see that clearly.
  • Make lists. For example, I could make a list of “Essential applications for a new phone” and it would be linked with a button to install all at once!
  • Allow special offers/coupons etc…

Just my ideas for Google,

Joe 🙂