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General Development "Forth is a simple, natural computer language. It has achieved remarkable acceptance where efficiency is valued. It evolved in the 1960s on a journey from university through business to laboratory. This is the story of how a simple interpreter expanded its abilities to become a complete programming language/operating system."
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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by fithisux on Fri 26th Jul 2013 07:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
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It is really a shame. The lack of proper OS initialization kills the user experience and small OSes. The OF idea should deserve a second look instead of UEFI.

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Fri 26th Jul 2013 20:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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UEFI is a second look at the OF idea.

It also implements it's own processor-independent bytecode format to provide basic graphics and disk services to an OS before the real driver is loaded.

But, it isn't enough just to offer the functionality. Hardware makers need to use it, and OS devs need to take advantage of it. I don't know if this is the case,though.

Edited 2013-07-26 20:51 UTC

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