Some corp-mates and i were talking about this in January, and ive been working out any kinks i could think of.
EVEOS would be nice for people who know how to run a dual-boot (running multiple Operating Systems on one computer) and would result in a better game experience for them. Dual-booting really isnt difficult, the average Joe could do it with a Linux dual boot tutorial on Youtube. More system resources would be available for EVE, resulting in better game quality/less latency due to low-end hardware. Here are what i think EVEOS would need to be useful:
- A useful setup menu. Obviously, connecting to internet first. Then options to enable:
Discord/Teamspeak Integration (installs the software alongside EVE)
- Top bar with system stats (battery, internet, time, etc)
These are all i can remember atm (never write them down lol), ill edit with more as i remember
Possible issues and fixes:
Issue 1: Switching between main OS and EVEOS
This is a pretty easy issue to solve, it requires only rEFInd, very simple installation. if MacOS users dont want to use rEFInd, restarting your mac and holding down the option key will allow you to switch.
Issue 2: running EVE Online in EVEOS
Also easy. MacOS already uses WINE to run EVE, so just use WINE.
Feel free to tel me about any additional issues with this!