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.

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RE[3]: Comment by charlieg
by RobG on Wed 22nd Jan 2014 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by charlieg"
RobG
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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.

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