If this really works, this is the coolest hobby OS I’ve seen it a while. IntyOS is an operating system for the old Intellivision gaming console. There are Intellivision emulators available if you’d like to try it out, but it’s acutally possible to run this on the original console if you have a (now out of production) “Intellicart” unit. Of course, there are few applications for it (clock, CPU load, “IntyAmp”), so its chances of unseating Windows on the corporate desktop are slim.
Multitasking OS for the Mattel Intellivision
Submitted by Iggy Drougge 2003-06-25 Games 7 Comments
Perhaps I am drunk, I was seeing double for a second .
I checked this out after it was posted on /.
Apparently written in assembly for the intellision architecture. I don’t have one, but the java emulator was
pretty cool. I wonder how long this took?
Those crazy frenchmen. Can’t take them anywhere!
I love it when people do something just to do it, even if it has no practical utility.
It makes me want to attempt to write a multi-tasking OS for my Tandy Model 100 😉
I like it, makes me want to dig out my old system.
This gives me a reason to push my wife to get her old Intellivision from her parents’ house. 😀
Very impressive the operating system is.
Now my next question: Will this work with the Mattel Aquarius computer??? It basically was an Intellivision slapped into a keyboard-like chassis. If this does work, that allows for easier text input, and might be a viable OS for that computer.
If only I hadn’t gotten rid of mine when I was a kid.. 🙁
…fine under MESS. I kind of doubt there will be more than one font for the OS though. That resolution is just a tad low.