Home > OS News > TriangleOS 0.0.3 Screenshots Available TriangleOS 0.0.3 Screenshots Available Submitted by Wim Cools 2002-12-11 OS News 17 Comments TriangleOS is a 32-bit Operating System for the x86 platform, written in C and Assembler. Wim Cools posted some screenshots of his OS. On his site, information and images can be found of the latest kernel version which can be booted from floppy. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 17 Comments 2002-12-11 12:55 am UI looks pretty nice for a 0.0.3 2002-12-11 1:38 am What i would like to see would be a webpage that gives a short rundown of all the hobby os’s and what makes then interesting. What makes Triangle OS a interesting project and why is the person working on it. I am fine with people, and groups, makeing a OS for fun. Infact i think its really cool. I just want to know why they are working on it, what they hope to do. 2002-12-11 3:11 am Wasn’t there a song about this in the ’90s? Something about TriangleOS and ParticleOS having a fight and one of them winning? 2002-12-11 3:46 am Particle Man by They Might Be Giants? http://www.leoslyrics.com/listlyrics.php?sid=%CB%11%10~… 2002-12-11 4:33 am to bad they don’t have the title bar set up right…unless that awful fillin crap on the right is suposed to be there for no practicle purpose. 2002-12-11 5:03 am that anonymous poster has an idea there. Has Eugenia, or whoever, thought of having a stat page for all the “major” alternative operating systems… i wonder if it would be a distrowatch style system? 2002-12-11 5:13 am …to realize that although it’s always good to see another programmer or group of programmers working on a new operating system, someone needs to alert the very capable developer or developers of the utter lameness of the name of their currently-in-development operating system. I mean, come on. TriangleOS? Who in jumpin’ jesus on a pogo stick came up with that goofball sounding name? You couldn’t expend all of 3 whole minutes to think up a better name than TRIANGLE OS? I’m sorry, no offense, but Triangle OS? And why does every developer of a new operating system feel the need to think up a name and then add the postfix “OS” to it? Is there some world-wide law that I haven’t heard about, as of yet, that says that all operating systems for any type of personal computer MUST have the postfix of an “O” and an “S” added to it? It sure seems like it as I peruse OS News most every day. BTW, very nice site, OS News is. Anyway… I realize that a lot of the *good* names for operating systems are already taken, such as Windows(TM) (OK, I’m being *VERY* sarcastic here) are taken but can we please take some advice from those crazies at the former Be, Inc. and name our operating systems as creatively as we possibly can? I think a good name for a new OS will attract more *potential* users than a weird and/or corny name like Triangle Operating System. You can ignore this or simply take it as well-meaning advice. I’m not trolling here. I think there should be a bunch of alternative OSen to the what’s in the mainstream (i.e. Windoze, Linux, OS X, etc…). But no marketroids will ever embrace an operating system called Triangle OS, unfortunately. Other than the name, GREAT WORK! I like the BeOS influences. OK, I need sleep now. Thanks for yer time. Good night. 2002-12-11 12:38 pm OK, but can the yellow tabs slide? 2002-12-11 12:44 pm All I say is Kudos to the people who put the effort into these alternative OSes. I, like thousands, have ideas of what an OS should be like and criticisms of the current cream of the crop. Yet there’s only a few individuals who ever have the guts to try and make their own. 2002-12-11 1:10 pm I would second (or third) the comments about a Distrowatch-style site for alternative operating systems… Perhaps altoswatch.com? .org? They are both available… On TriangleOS. Nice GUI. Looks like the devs put in a lot of work. Hope they are having fun, and I wish them luck. Chris 2002-12-11 1:48 pm Cool, been keeping an eye on TriangleOS since last time it was mentioned on OSNews – good to see it progressing! A site listing hobby/toy oses would be interesting, can’t believe there isn’t one already though? (Other than the excellent coverage OSNews has of course, thanks Eugenia!) 2002-12-11 2:35 pm yeah…Eugenia, you could do that….then you can spend 10% of your time on OSNews….like you were going to do, and 80% on the new site :-p 2002-12-11 3:27 pm Isn’t the background in the screenshots of 0.0.3 the Microsoft Windows NT Background called Prarie Wind ? If it is then MS almost certainly own the copyright and they seem to love nothing better than suing people these days. Or maybe they’d just buy you for your ideas 🙂 Anyway, don’t give them the pleasure if it is. Nice work though. Naming-wise, if it offends the previous poster (and he does have a point, it hardly trips off the tongue) what about dropping the ‘OS’ and just calling it Triangle? 2002-12-11 3:57 pm Thanks for the comments. About the name, when I started writing the OS about two years ago, I decided to name it after my previous project (a DOS GUI) which also had ‘Triangle’ in its name (but it was a Dutch name, which is even harder to proncounce . Since then, I haven’t been able to come up with a better name, and some names I also considered were already in use. But for now I think I’ll just focus on the programming . 2002-12-11 7:49 pm or maybe lesangelOS 2002-12-11 9:47 pm Yellow tabs. 2002-12-12 4:45 pm There is an old site that tried to be a descriptive list of all alternative OSs ( http://tunes.org/Review/OSes.html ) but it appears to be dead. I think it would be a great idea if someone started a site like that. Hell, I’d be willing to help run it. One central place where you could find a list of all altOSs out there, what they are, how they are progressing, how they compare to other OSs, screenshots, download links, maybe a discussion forum for each one. That would be pretty awesome.