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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.
It would have been nice if the article had provided a brief overview of what viopsys actually is.
The bulk of Visopsys is a fully multitasking, 100% protected mode, virtual-memory, massively-monolithic-style kernel. Added to this is a bare-bones C library and a minimal suite of applications — together comprising a small but reasonably functional operating system which can operate natively in either graphical or text modes. Though it's been in continuous development for a number of years, realistically the target audience remains limited to operating system enthusiasts, students, and assorted other sensation seekers.
I think that's a good idea for all OSNews stories. What is it, and what is the news?
Of course, it's also true that Visopsys has been around for over ten years, and OSNews has featured Visopsys stories over twenty times. I would guess that most regular readers know what it is already. In fact we had this exact same discussion at the 0.7 Release.