Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Mar 2006 13:38 UTC, submitted by Norman Feske
OSNews, Generic OSes The OS Group of Technische Universitaet Dresden (TUD:OS) has released a live demo CD of their custom operating system project. TUD:OS is a microkernel-based operating system targeted at secure and real-time systems. Some highlights of the demo CD include a new approach for securing graphical user interfaces called Nitpicker, multiple L4Linux kernels running at the same time on top of a custom L4 microkernel, a survey on the reuse of device drivers on the TUD:OS platform, native Qt-applications, the DOpE windowing system, games, and much more. More information is available at the demo CD website. And yes, boys and girls, there are screenshots, too.
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Minix?
by TADavis on Mon 13th Mar 2006 17:14 UTC
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2006-03-13

Where can I read about the highlights of minix. A flavor of Unix, I'm guessing. Apples and oranges--this is a home operating system for people who like to program--instead of couch potato average users. People used to write text adventures and simple graphic games without the need for recording studios and graphic artists. The joy came from programming, itself and there was diversity and vibrance.

This Qt thing probably wouldn't port well, but a better graphics option might be nice. People could port GCC but there's no point in making inferior knock-offs of what already exists. "LoseThos" has a changed syntax flavor of C/C++ and source code is not straight ASCII--it's more of a ground-up fresh start. I'm open to suggestions.

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