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[2]: 64-bit
by TempleOS on Mon 27th May 2013 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE: 64-bit"
TempleOS
Member since:
2013-04-03

1) The OS doesn't need GPU drivers, which makes it possible and open.

2) No gore. A return to innocence.

3) There is not an ART arms race for developers. Games can be made by tiny-companies with programmer art. A modern game is like a movie, normally.

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God just said I'm Moses and you are grumbling like this story in the Bible after liberated from slavery and wandering in the desert:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=numbers%2011&versio...

Edited 2013-05-27 20:08 UTC

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RE[3]: 64-bit
by Kochise on Tue 28th May 2013 08:21 in reply to "RE[2]: 64-bit"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

1) The OS doesn't need GPU drivers, which makes it possible and open.

Kudo this, but there is open GPU around, so it's not much of a trouble. You decided to stick to 640 mainly because of the performance boost of having so little video memory to update.
2) No gore. A return to innocence.

Let's return to punch cards and LED matrix display.
3) There is not an ART arms race for developers. Games can be made by tiny-companies with programmer art. A modern game is like a movie, normally.
An OPERATING system is made to OPERATE the system. If it's just running some demos and having little to no usage, then why investing time into this ? For fun ? Then don't misname it an OPERATING system.

Even though the Commodore 64 had only really little power, it featured an embedded basic interpreter that inherently made it a full fledged OPERATING system because you could do almost everything you wanted from scratch, even without downloaded/runnable applications, you would just have to code them.

Nowadays, with a bare iOS, Android or Windows 8 "OPERATING" system ? Naaaaahhh...

In that your OS is an OS, but with so many limitations hardware wise that a VESA 386 based computer in protected mode would be far enough. The x86_64 is absolutely unuseful in your case.

Your remaining sentences : Blablablahhhh...

Kochise

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RE[4]: 64-bit
by zima on Thu 30th May 2013 13:05 in reply to "RE[3]: 64-bit"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Let's return to [...] LED matrix display.

In a way, that's what OLED displays are ;)

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