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[4]: Comment by charlieg
by Alfman on Mon 20th Jan 2014 14:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by charlieg"
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Syllable was a hobby; hardly "losing their life". If anything the stuff I did in Syllable has been a great help to me professionally, and I'm still very proud of the code I wrote.

Don't take it personally, everything posted on here is bound to get criticized by someone.

It's really nobody else's business how we challenge ourselves. Over a decade ago I also had my own little OS too, and it ended as I moved onto other things, but it fulfilled my personal objectives of learning how to do it. If anything, I feel like I've "lost" more of my life at work than spending time doing the hobbies I enjoy. If it were possible I would have liked to get that time back and spend more time doing projects of my choosing since it's my life. I suspect the majority of us who work on personally fulfilling projects feel the exact same way.

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