Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jan 2014 11:16 UTC, submitted by andymc
OSNews, Generic OSes

We report regularly about Visopsys - one of the few hobby operating systems that survived where virtually all the others (SkyOS, Syllable, etc.) died out. They've got a new website, which seems like a nice occasion to give it some attention again.

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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Wish it'd get more focus
by charlieg on Mon 20th Jan 2014 11:21 UTC
charlieg
Member since:
2005-07-25

It's a great little project and deserves more attention.

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RE: Wish it'd get more focus
by bbjimmy on Mon 20th Jan 2014 17:34 in reply to "Wish it'd get more focus"
bbjimmy Member since:
2006-03-25

Just tried it. It seems that the latest version has trouble with the realtimeclock and will not boot the cd. The last version, 0.71 boots, and installs to a hard disk, but the boot sector seems not to be written to the disk. Visopsys needs some work.

Back to Haiku.

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