Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Aug 2013 21:05 UTC, submitted by andymc
OSNews, Generic OSes A new release of Visopsys.

This release consists of hardware support updates and bugfixes, with particular focus on USB. Support for USB 2 controllers and devices has been added.

More details in the changelog.

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Work
by TempleOS on Tue 27th Aug 2013 23:23 UTC
TempleOS
Member since:
2013-04-03

You must shoot the moon on GPU support and other hardware with drivers too.

Shooting the moon comes from a card game. In the game, if you get all the bad cards you get a huge bonus. If you don't get ALL of the cards, you lose big.

I stick to just 640x480 16 colors. This is the maximum you can do for a 60fps game with no GPU.

Mine is 64-bit and I wrote a compiler.

That guy seems to be doing to zombie-monkey walk -- completely what you'd guess someone to do, fighting the last war.

BEOS had a file system idea. I have ideas. I cheaper Linux is worthless. Nobody cares about the price of Windows, even. An inferior Windows is worthless. Be radically different.

I decided to be real. Use my IN ADDITION to Windows. I am relieved of obligation to do anything you can already do with Windows.

http://www.templeos.org

I try to have as few file systems and as few drivers as possible. It's much better not having redundancies.

Edited 2013-08-27 23:34 UTC

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RE: Work
by Bobthearch on Tue 27th Aug 2013 23:53 in reply to "Work"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

I've used Visopsys, and it's a very good and interesting operating system. Furthermore, the Visopsys developer never spams OS News stories with off-topic rants promoting his OS, so I like him better as a person.

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RE: Work
by Nelson on Wed 28th Aug 2013 00:27 in reply to "Work"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

You suck and so does your operating system.

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RE[2]: Work
by TempleOS on Wed 28th Aug 2013 00:29 in reply to "RE: Work"
TempleOS Member since:
2013-04-03

:-)

It's too difficult to argue.

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RE: Work
by Soulbender on Wed 28th Aug 2013 08:49 in reply to "Work"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I stick to just 640x480 16 colors. This is the maximum you can do for a 60fps game with no GPU.


If that's the best you can do it just means that you're no good.

That guy seems to be doing to zombie-monkey walk -- completely what you'd guess someone to do, fighting the last war.


Maybe you should be more, I dunno, open-minded about other projects?



This is about Visopsys, not your OS.

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RE[2]: Work
by TempleOS on Wed 28th Aug 2013 08:56 in reply to "RE: Work"
TempleOS Member since:
2013-04-03

Graphics are provided through the (non-performant, but reasonably standard) VESA linear framebuffer interface. At present there aren't any vendor-specific video drivers provided, though this is not so much a design choice as it is the result of limited manpower and time.


They have higher than 640x480, but it's no good without the speed of a GPU. They're never going to have all GPUs. I am a realist and stuck to 640x480 because God said and because you can do 60fps with no GPU. Theirs is nonviable. They probably get 4fps.

A neat thing happens with a fixed size for everybody. It is joyfully simple.

Trust me. There's a reason there are not 100 Windows rivals. Everybody does what visopsys does and it's nonviable.

Edited 2013-08-28 08:58 UTC

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RE: Work
by Morgan on Wed 28th Aug 2013 11:07 in reply to "Work"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Did I miss something, or did ParadoxUncreated finally create his Holy Operating System and change his nick to TempleOS?

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RE[2]: Work
by WereCatf on Wed 28th Aug 2013 11:31 in reply to "RE: Work"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Did I miss something, or did ParadoxUncreated finally create his Holy Operating System and change his nick to TempleOS?


That's the same thought I voiced the last time this guy was around. The style is the same, the incoherence of thought is the same, the incapability of being able to follow conversation is the same. And frankly, I believe he never created his OS himself, he likely just lifted the code from somewhere else and tries to pose it as his own creation, considering all the utterly stupid things he has said and the complete misunderstanding of even the most basic operating system features.

I mean, just look at how he's all so proud and magnificent by claiming to be able to run something at 640x480 at 60fps on an 8-core system; there were games doing the same thing on a 1-core system OVER A GOD DAMN DECADE ago! Little Big Adventure 2, for example, was released in '97 and that's 16 years ago. This guy has absolutely no grasp in reality whatsoever.

Now, what to do with him? I, personally, find him somewhat amusing. I know, I know, making fun of someone with clear delusions and mental issues is kind of a bad thing in general, but I don't specifically seek him out for my amusement, it's him that always initiates this kind of interaction. Perhaps he should be banned so as to reduce the amount of spam we get here, but I don't quite like the idea of outright banning people. Perhaps limit the amount of posts he can make in a day, though, and just set them all to start at -1 so the curious ones can peek at them and the people who don't care don't have to see them even at a glance?

Edited 2013-08-28 11:32 UTC

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RE[2]: Work
by Soulbender on Thu 29th Aug 2013 13:02 in reply to "RE: Work"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

That would also mean he has changed his religion and I find that rather unlikely.

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