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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RE[2]: Comments
by andymc on Sun 20th Feb 2011 22:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comments"
andymc
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2005-08-29

There's multi-buffering throughout the window system. The minesweeper game was written by a contributor; I've maintained it since then, but to be honest I've got higher priorities than perfecting that game.

Which brings me to the point that I disagree about 'bling'. It's funny how peoples' ideas of what an operating system should be, changed when Microsoft started including the kitchen sink in Windows.

Believe it or not, my Visopsys is probably one of the most heavily used hobby operating systems out there, though the users might not know it. http://partitionlogic.org.uk. After the last release, it was being downloaded ~200,000 times per month.

So, I disagree that technical achievements shouldn't be the primary concern of an OS developer; but to each their own, I guess. I guess it depends whether you're trying to impress people on the Internet, or trying to build something good.

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RE[3]: Comments
by Neolander on Sun 20th Feb 2011 22:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Comments"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Technical achievements are primordial, but a bit of bling is also nice to have, in my opinion.

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