Version 0.63 of Visopsys was released today. It’s a maintenance release with bugfixes and loads of small tweaks throughout the system, but also a few new little features, including the ability to format and resize Linux swap partitions, more reliable OS loading, better CPU detection, and a simple text editor. Detailed change log and downloads.
Visopsys 0.63 Released
Submitted by andymc 2006-08-15 OS News 5 Comments
Pretty impressive for a one man operation. Unlike others, I sort of like the retro-Windows 95 look. But until there’s a C/C++ compiler for this OS, progress will be slow.
I hope this one will install on my dedicated Visopsys Pentium II box; all the previous versions would crash at the loading stage.
Yoohooo networking would be nice too.
This time we went through the first 4 posts without anyone wondering “what’s the point?”
But also amazing to see such progress in a one-man project so regularly.
Unfortunately this version won’t boot on my PIII. The CD boots just fine, bringing up the blue bootloader screen. At that point the floppy drive light comes on, as if the bootloader is trying to load the OS from a floppy instead of the CD.
I think I’ve reported this same problem with previous version(s) as well. Hope it’s not a widespread problem and/or something that can be eaily repaired; many new computers are not equipped with floppy drives, making functional CD booting critical.
I haven’t tried the 0.63 floppy yet, but I will this afternoon.