Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 20th Feb 2011 06:38 UTC, submitted by brynet
OSNews, Generic OSes The 0.7 version of the Visopsys desktop operating system has been released. "More than four years in the making, this is a major new release offering an updated look and a number of new features, including JPEG image support, image resizing, 64-bit disk support, UDF (DVD) filesystem support, and GPT partition table support, as well as lots of new icons, wallpaper images, and file browsing functionality. New administrative applications and functionality have been added, and the ATA/IDE driver has been enhanced, including the ability to better support backwards-compatible SATA controllers. FPU context saving has been improved, and a number of tweaks and bug fixes are also included."
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Bad article
by sj87 on Sun 20th Feb 2011 06:51 UTC
sj87
Member since:
2007-12-16

You fail to mention what the heck is Visopsys. People shouldn't have to read the news behind the news to just understand what the buzz is about. And in this case even that isn't enough, because you only link to a change log.

Edited 2011-02-20 06:53 UTC

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RE: Bad article
by Kochise on Sun 20th Feb 2011 07:31 in reply to "Bad article"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

"JPEG image support" + "64-bit disk support" + "DVD filesystem support" + "GPT partition table support" + "ATA/IDE drive" + "FPU context saving"

Of course, it's hitting toward a new spreadsheet navigator :p

OSNews at its fullest !

Kochise

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RE[2]: Bad article
by Neolander on Sun 20th Feb 2011 08:11 in reply to "RE: Bad article"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Bet it's a web browser myself. They tend to be so all-inclusive in terms of features on these days ;)

Is the new teaser better ?

Edited 2011-02-20 08:13 UTC

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RE: Bad article
by Fergy on Sun 20th Feb 2011 09:50 in reply to "Bad article"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

You fail to mention what the heck is Visopsys. People shouldn't have to read the news behind the news to just understand what the buzz is about. And in this case even that isn't enough, because you only link to a change log.

I agree. A single sentence explaining why you should care about Visopsys would be much appreciated. Though if jpeg support is a new feature I should probably not care about that OS.

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RE[2]: Bad article
by flanque on Sun 20th Feb 2011 11:16 in reply to "RE: Bad article"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Perhaps the "image resizing" feature will tickle your interest?

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RE[2]: Bad article
by Laurence on Sun 20th Feb 2011 11:18 in reply to "RE: Bad article"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


I agree. A single sentence explaining why you should care about Visopsys would be much appreciated. Though if jpeg support is a new feature I should probably not care about that OS.

It's a hobby OS. One that's been well reported on in the past (not just here, but internet wide)

So that might be why there's a lack of detail - it was assumed that people who would read this were already following this OS.

Edited 2011-02-20 11:19 UTC

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RE: Bad article
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 20th Feb 2011 11:32 in reply to "Bad article"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You fail to mention what the heck is Visopsys. People shouldn't have to read the news behind the news to just understand what the buzz is about. And in this case even that isn't enough, because you only link to a change log.


If you want 4-word sentences explaining in simple staccato English what we report on, go read Engadget.

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RE: Bad article
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 21st Feb 2011 01:02 in reply to "Bad article"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

You fail to mention what the heck is Visopsys. People shouldn't have to read the news behind the news to just understand what the buzz is about. And in this case even that isn't enough, because you only link to a change log.

I wouldn't mod you down because there is some truth in that not everyone on the face of the planet will know what Visopsys is and maybe a (very) brief reminder could help those people. However, on the other hand, this is OSNews, you know, news about operating systems, and Visopsys is certainly not a newcomer in the hobby OS area. I'm sure the vast majority of people coming here know what it is, and if they don't, will take action to find out. And to make matters worse, I could take any search engine or go to Wikipedia and by simply typing "visopsys," immediately get all the information about this OS. So really, I see no reason to complain.

You have the resources in front of you without even having to get off your ass or even wasting more than a minute trying to get it, use them. I would say not doing so is pure laziness, but then, you felt the need to post a comment and complain about it, so it sounds like you just want to complain.

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RE: Bad article
by Bobthearch on Mon 21st Feb 2011 11:28 in reply to "Bad article"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

This is something I've commented on in the past, but this time I don't see the issue. Maybe the news blurb has been changed since you first read it, but the brief highlight seem OK to me.

1) What it is? Desktop operating system.

2) Why is it in the news? Major new release.

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RE[2]: Bad article
by WereCatf on Mon 21st Feb 2011 13:35 in reply to "RE: Bad article"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

1) What it is? Desktop operating system.

2) Why is it in the news? Major new release.


3) Why is it so important as to earn a place on OSNews? Well, it's one of the few quite successful and long-standing homegrown OSes with also a very small development team. For a homegrown OS Visopsys is actually pretty advanced and since this release brings along several really big features it's very deserving of a spot here.

Off-topic: I personally have no interest in it, but I have to say the author has done an amazing job at it and I really do commend him on that, and his resilience on keeping developing it further. Keep up the good work and ignore the trolls.

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RE[2]: Bad article
by Neolander on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 07:14 in reply to "RE: Bad article"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

This is something I've commented on in the past, but this time I don't see the issue. Maybe the news blurb has been changed since you first read it, but the brief highlight seem OK to me.

1) What it is? Desktop operating system.

2) Why is it in the news? Major new release.

The first line has been added due to his comment, I must give credit where it's due ;)

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