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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What is Viopsys?
by mattymoo on Wed 28th Aug 2013 00:22 UTC
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2011-12-29

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.

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RE: What is Viopsys?
by Bobthearch on Wed 28th Aug 2013 06:54 in reply to "What is Viopsys?"
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2006-01-27

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. ;)

http://www.osnews.com/comments/24444

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