Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jun 2015 07:16 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

TempleOS is somewhat of a legend in the operating system community. Its sole author, Terry A. Davis, has spent the past 12 years attempting to create a new operating from scratch. Terry explains that God has instructed him to construct a temple, a 640x480 covenant of perfection. Unfortunately Terry also suffers from schizophrenia, and has a tendency to appear on various programming forums with a burst of strange, paranoid, and often racist comments. He is frequently banned from most forums.

This combination of TempleOS's amateurish approach and Terry's unfortunate outbursts have resulted in TempleOS being often regarded as something to be mocked, ignored, or forgotten. Many people have done some or all of those things, and it's understandable why.

You really have no excuse to not read this article.

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RE[4]: Comment by drcouzelis
by evert on Tue 9th Jun 2015 17:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by drcouzelis"
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2005-07-06

Yes, I'm glad we moved on. But I still miss the simplicity of installing a program: just copy a directory.

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RE[5]: Comment by drcouzelis
by Kochise on Tue 9th Jun 2015 17:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by drcouzelis"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Atari or Amiga.

Flat memory model, orthogonal 32 bits ISA (hail to the 68000) and fixed hardware made no compromise for game and demos that alway ran out of the box.

But one day, MCGA (320x200x256 colors) put a shame on them. Then SVGA (640x480x16M) and the worl was definitively upside down, despite better audio in the Amiga (Paula chip).

Adlib, Soundblaster, Audigy, ...

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RE[6]: Comment by drcouzelis
by zima on Mon 15th Jun 2015 00:05 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by drcouzelis"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

game and demos that alway ran out of the box

If cracked?...

Edited 2015-06-15 00:06 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by drcouzelis
by ssokolow on Wed 10th Jun 2015 07:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by drcouzelis"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

Yes, I'm glad we moved on. But I still miss the simplicity of installing a program: just copy a directory.


Linux games still tend to be like that if the developer hasn't gotten it into their damn fool head to complicate things. That's why I like GOG.com insisting on doing their own packaging.

1. Download tarball
2. Unpack tarball
3. Run start.sh

Edited 2015-06-10 07:20 UTC

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