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[3]: Comment by charlieg
by Earl Colby pottinger on Mon 20th Jan 2014 14:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by charlieg"
Earl Colby pottinger
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2005-07-06

Ha! Ha! Ha!

Right, that's why I have spent the last month+ trying to find hardware that has not been crippled for the masses to run Haiku-OS on.

What I really would like is a motherboard that supports four(4) I7 cpus (32 threads) that will boot Haiku. Problem, no-one stocks such hardware where I can test it, and the online stores DON`T supply enough info before buying.

Haiku is not behind times, in many cases it is ahead.

Most times someone complains Haiku does not include some feature, 95% it is something I never used or every plan to use.

One thing Haiku does not do is the lastest fab feature, how many functions have been added to the top three OSes only to be dropped a few years later.

Today, I like Haiku for 90% of my stuff, and when I have to use a Windows, Linux or Mac I find they full of silly UI choices.

Edited 2014-01-20 14:49 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by charlieg
by Drumhellar on Mon 20th Jan 2014 20:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by charlieg"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

What I really would like is a motherboard that supports four(4) I7 cpus (32 threads) that will boot Haiku. Problem, no-one stocks such hardware where I can test it, and the online stores DON`T supply enough info before buying.


There's your problem - there aren't motherboards that support four i7 cpus.

Four Xeons, on the other hand, is doable. What kind of info do you need on these high-end boards that isn't provided by the stores?

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