Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th May 2013 18:48 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "A tiny 32 bit kernel written in Rust. I was inspired to download Rust and try to do this after seeing zero.rs - a stub that lets Rust programs run almost freestanding. It paints the screen bright red and then hangs. That's it."
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RE: 64-bit
by Athlander on Mon 27th May 2013 12:20 UTC in reply to "64-bit"
Athlander
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God said 640x480.


No, God said 1200x1600 but is willing to forgive other resolutions as long as the screen is in portrait mode. God also specified a GUI with context menus, red function keys on the keyboard and a trackball or joystick to move the cursor (users of TrackPoints are perverts and there's a special hell reserved for those nipple twiddlers). The CPU must be pure 32-bit (which some interpret as not offering any alternative "modes") and memory limitations must be overcome using bank switching only. The use of a swap file/partition is unclean.

Regarding the OS, it must have been programmed entirely in assembly language and/or Pascal (or blessed derivatives) and the video driver must not have any support for square or landscape screens.

God said all of this.

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