The first version of the Contiki operating system and desktop environment for the Commodore 64 has just been released. Ports for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari Jaguar, 8-bit Atari, Apple ][, NEC PCEngine, and the VIC-20 are under development.Despite its small size, Contiki includes the following list of
system and themeable GUI toolkit, screen
web server, simple
telnet client, and a web
browser. The web browser, which is likely to be the world’s
smallest web browser given its extremely small memory footprint,
is the first real web browser ever for an 8-bit platform, and
makes the Commodore 64 the oldest computer ever to browse the web!
Contiki is written in C and the source code is
avaliable under a BSD-style license. The name “Contiki” comes
raft which was built using prehistoric techniques, but with which
Heyerdahl was able to sail across the Pacific Ocean, something
previously thought impossible. Contiki screenshots
and a FAQ
are also available.