TriangleOS 0.0.3-RELEASE and a floppy image is now available for download, along with a readme and changelog. There are some new screenshots. Since the previous release last year most of the kernel code has been rewritten, network support has been added, updated the GUI and added more applications, like an editor and webserver.
TriangleOS 0.0.3 Released
2003-04-30 OS News 13 Comments
I know this isn’t exactly the perfect place for this, but I’ve been wanting to know what OSnews readers’ favorite Hobby OS was. Sence my favorite is TriangleOS I thought I’d ask the question here. As to why TriangleOS is my favorite… I don’t really know. It was the first one I could boot on my computer and maybe thats why I have a soft spot for it. Anyway its not a technology reason… Purely from technical a point of view I’m most impressed with SkyOS…
You know what the funny part is? Wim Cools is 17 years old and he’s got this OS up and running in full graphical mode in less than a year, all by himself. The OpenBeOS guys have their shop open for 2 years now, a huge team, a reference design (as a BeOS clone) and they still have _nothing_ to show. The guy that does the app_server should be replaced ASAP IMHO by the OBOS team.
BTW, well done Wim. It is a great hobby OS. You obviously have your act together.
I agree, it’s amazing how much he knows for his age. 🙂
Up until the LATEST version, I was completely *unable* to boot SkyOS on my computers (most recently due to some silly “Your computer isn’t VESA 2.0 compatible” bug.
Meanwhile, Wim’s TriangleOS has ALWAYS booted on my computers… every one of them! And the latest version too!
Does this guy know what he’s doing? OOOH-YEEEEAH!
Now, if he can just get rid of the “BeOS-look” (yellow tabs and people icon and such) and keep his OS looking unique (just like that cool triangle pointer he has), he’s on his way to a really nice, “different” OS! Not a Be-like clone (Blue-Eyed OS). Not a Linux branch (how many are there nowadays?). Not a Windows-look OS (SkyOS). But totally unique and different…
GO, WIM! GO!
I think that the tabs should stay, I think they’re a great idea.
Did you notice what’s really good in these tabs? they can be moved, so you can overlap windows and stil see all tabs, that’s great! (and AFAIK, this feature isn’t available with BeOS).
How do I get into it. I booted it up and it asks for a username and password what should i put.
> they can be moved, so you can overlap windows
> and stil see all tabs, that’s great! (and AFAIK,
> this feature isn’t available with BeOS).
Dude, check again. BeOS (R5) lets you do this. Hold shift and slide the tab along the top of the window.
If you’re using the last ever beta “released” by Be (as opposed to post-Be grassroot releases) it might not work, I don’t recall it if does, due to changes to the window decorations. Needless to say this leaked version was somewhat half-baked, UI-wise.
I just play with it, it seems pretty nice but slow. When, I run each game and it always uses 100% CPU. It’s going to be insteresting to see how he will add more new drivers, functions for better video card support, redraw, scroll, wheel mouse and etc.
wazoox: Did you notice what’s really good in these tabs? they can be moved, so you can overlap windows and stil see all tabs, that’s great! (and AFAIK, this feature isn’t available with BeOS).
How do you get those tabs work? I seem to not able get tabs together into a window.
Dano: How do I get into it. I booted it up and it asks for a username and password what should i put.
The answer is in the README, in the same place where you have downloaded.
This is a great effort from the young fella! I’ll have to show this to my friends who have graduated from college and make them feel really old, lol.
The space invaders game isn’t the least bit fair, but hey, it’s space invaders!
Ok, i’m inmpressed, but that’s not an OS
OBOS team is already doing some printing server, network stack
[in zeta it’s BONE 1.0] etc…
OBOS team wants to have a fully working [beos compatible]
OS with printing, file-sharing, multi file system compatible os… etc…
also there a secret account wim =] cool =] whats the pass ?
wim what kernel did u use?
did u build one your self ???
The Tirangle FS? did u build one urself or is it a modefide ex* ?
How is he able to use the BeOS look and why did he choose it?
Also, since it’s clear he’s soft for BeOS, how do we get him to work on OpenBeOS?
> How do I get into it. I booted it up and it asks for a
> username and password what should i put.
Yeah, I had that problem as well…login with admin as user and admin as password…