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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RE: Comment by charlieg
by henderson101 on Mon 20th Jan 2014 12:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by charlieg"
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Nothing significant has been added to Syllable for years. A lot of the main devs left or were driven out, and the obsession with REBOL has consumed so much time that I don't see it ever gaining momentum again. REBOL is very much a problem in search for an answer. It's lovely for Kai that he was able to showcase it as a first class language with in an operating system, but there is so much else wrong with the current releases of Syllable as to make you really wonder what the point in adding such an overly specific and niche language to an OS with its feet strongly in the C/C++ world was.

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