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