Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jan 2014 11:16 UTC, submitted by andymc
OSNews, Generic OSes

We report regularly about Visopsys - one of the few hobby operating systems that survived where virtually all the others (SkyOS, Syllable, etc.) died out. They've got a new website, which seems like a nice occasion to give it some attention again.

The bulk of Visopsys is a fully multitasking, 100% protected mode, virtual-memory, massively-monolithic-style kernel. Added to this is a bare-bones C library and a minimal suite of applications - together comprising a small but reasonably functional operating system which can operate natively in either graphical or text modes. Though it's been in continuous development for a number of years, realistically the target audience remains limited to operating system enthusiasts, students, and assorted other sensation seekers.

Permalink for comment 581338
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Comment by charlieg
by RobG on Wed 22nd Jan 2014 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by charlieg"
Member since:

I have exactly the opposite feeling of Linux/BSD dev's: why are so many folk wasting time creating something that at heart retains the O/S philosophy of a 1970's O/S when even some of UNIXs creators believe this is not a desirable situation.

We need more O/S development, not less, unless you really believe computing is a mature enough discipline that we've found all the answers.

Reply Parent Score: 2