Linked by M-Saunders on Fri 30th Sep 2011 19:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Looking to write your own operating system? MikeOS, an open source teaching project with detailed documentation, has just reached a new release. Version 4.2 includes new programs (a memory editor, calculator, and ASCII art designer), file management in the CLI, and improvements to the text editor. If you want to start completely from scratch, try this guide first.
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by boxy on Fri 30th Sep 2011 22:19 UTC
boxy
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2011-06-20

This is good stuff. Thanks for this. It might just push me to dust off some of the x86 asm I learned back in the day.

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The problem with MikeOS
by righard on Fri 30th Sep 2011 22:39 UTC
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2007-12-26

Can anybody name more then 10 great desktop applications for MikeOS, and ONLY MikeOS. I bet not. That's the real reason MikeOS is still playing catch up with the big guys.

I've tried installing MikeOS on my grandmothers computer but no mather the claims it is simpy not ready for prime time.
Getting her Wacom-tablet to support all buttons was a nightmare, you'd imagine they'd have a nice GUI for such a basic task, it's only 2011. We're not all computer geniuses.

No, there's still hell alot of work to be done before MikeOS is ready for Joe User. I don't want to be overly negative here but until then, MikeOS will only be suited for enthusiasts.

EDIT: I Don't know why I posted this ;)

Edited 2011-09-30 22:40 UTC

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RE: The problem with MikeOS
by M-Saunders on Fri 30th Sep 2011 22:46 UTC in reply to "The problem with MikeOS"
M-Saunders Member since:
2007-09-17

Just wait for MikeOS Ultimate Professional Edition! That will solve all your problems.

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RE[2]: The problem with MikeOS
by Laurence on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 12:27 UTC in reply to "RE: The problem with MikeOS"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Just wait for MikeOS Ultimate Professional Edition! That will solve all your problems.

I heard all they did on that version was bolted on a HTML shell and added a smiley to the kernel panic message.

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RE: The problem with MikeOS
by Neolander on Sat 1st Oct 2011 08:33 UTC in reply to "The problem with MikeOS"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I don't thing being ready for Joe User is a goal of MikeOS. It defines itself as a teaching project...

(Irony-proof, me ? Noooo...)

Edited 2011-10-01 08:35 UTC

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v RE: The problem with MikeOS
by hussam on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 07:05 UTC in reply to "The problem with MikeOS"
RE[2]: The problem with MikeOS
by righard on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 12:32 UTC in reply to "RE: The problem with MikeOS"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

I was making sarcasm of the fact that people always assume that something isn't ready or useful before Joe User can use it. I do not hold this view myself. I like to toy with the OS myself and am working and something similar for ARM.

Nobody can hold it against you that you missed the sarcasm though, there really are people thinking like that. A person I showed Xmonad to said that they should get rid of the tiling windows, get rid of the Haskell configuration in favour of a gui and add a taskbar. If not, Xmonad would never appeal to the average user and was doomed to stay a niche project.
My explanation of target audiences went totally passed him.

Edited 2011-10-02 12:33 UTC

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RE[2]: The problem with MikeOS
by fran on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 19:33 UTC in reply to "RE: The problem with MikeOS"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

Hussam I dont know why they voted you down. I agree
In the second sentence of the article Mike states this is a teaching project.
Why hobby OS coders on OSnews should have to justify and defend there projects lately to the some abrasive OSnews commentors is just sad.

Edited 2011-10-02 19:34 UTC

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RE[3]: The problem with MikeOS
by Athlander on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 19:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The problem with MikeOS"
Athlander Member since:
2008-03-10

I guess he was modded down because he (and you) didn't realise it was a joke referring to another article about Linux. A bit unfair on you two, I know, as English isn't your first language and often posters forget that not every reader is fluent in English.

For what it's worth, I thought it was really funny ;)

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RE[4]: The problem with MikeOS
by fran on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 20:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The problem with MikeOS"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

my bad

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RE: The problem with MikeOS
by oinet on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 10:49 UTC in reply to "The problem with MikeOS"
oinet Member since:
2010-03-23

EDIT: I Don't know why I posted this ;)


Raccoon...City....Umbrella corp...experiments....insanity.......

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And...
by tux68 on Sat 1st Oct 2011 03:02 UTC
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2006-10-24

2012 is the year of the MikeOS Desktop!

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RE: And...
by fran on Sat 1st Oct 2011 10:40 UTC in reply to "And..."
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

I think MikeOS also has the coolest name for an OS.
It's all about branding anyway.

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RE[2]: And...
by Kebabbert on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 07:59 UTC in reply to "RE: And..."
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

I think MikeOS also has the coolest name for an OS.
It's all about branding anyway.

Well, Linus Torvalds started the trend of name one's creation after himself, so Mike did the same thing.

Stallman said "I am not the one who names my creation as Stallmanix" - critizing Linus.

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RE[3]: And...
by cyrilleberger on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 08:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: And..."
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

Except that Linus did not choose linux as the project name, but it was one of his friend:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Linux#The_name

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RE[4]: And...
by Kebabbert on Wed 5th Oct 2011 07:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: And..."
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

Except that Linus did not choose linux as the project name, but it was one of his friend:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Linux#The_name

Do you really believe that story?

If I had created something, then it is my creation, and I name it. Not someone else. As we have seen, Linus bosses around with people and he is in charge, insulting people if he dont like what they do, scaring off developers. Do you really believe that such a person with such an ego would let someone else name his creation - or is it more plausible that he named his creation after himself? What is more probable?
1) Person with huge ego names it after himself
2) Person with huge ego let other persons decide over his creation.

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RE[3]: And...
by M-Saunders on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 09:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: And..."
M-Saunders Member since:
2007-09-17

I think Stallman once named a kernel after some lass he fancied though -- Alix or something.

Anyway, looking back I should've changed the name at version 1.0, before other people started getting involved. It does sound horribly egotistical now. Sorry everyone :-)

M

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RE[4]: And...
by Laurence on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 12:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: And..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

That's an awesome idea.

I'm dating a girl called Alison, I'm sure she'll be impressed if I named a kernel after her.

I just need to explain what a kernel is first....and operating system too. But once I've given her a brief course in computing, I'm sure I'll get laid ;)

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RE[5]: And...
by zima on Fri 7th Oct 2011 01:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: And..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Debian was named partly like that, apparently also after Debra Lynn ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Murdock ); in this case, it clearly worked in regards to slight "immortalizing" and such (I'm mentioning her after all)

Didn't seem work very well when it comes to long term relationship, but if you're after getting laid... ;) ;)

And damn, with my local world for "kernel" it could be ...awkward. It is essentially the same word as the one used for "testicle" (also other meanings, "nucleus" or "core" for example, but still)

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RE[4]: And...
by fran on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 14:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: And..."
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

I don't see anything egotistical by using your name.
It's just name. Why not be yours the creator of it.

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RE[5]: And...
by zima on Fri 7th Oct 2011 00:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: And..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Even more, our names are most of the time utterly random; not that big of a deal, generally (unless one changes it to some preferable and/or peculiar one)

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RE[3]: And...
by fran on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 14:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: And..."
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

Saint IGNUcious probably said that in jest I hope.

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