Home > OS News > GEOS Available for Download GEOS Available for Download Eugenia Loli 2004-02-13 OS News 21 Comments Slashdot reports in the release of the GEOS to the public. Check also our search page for links to the AppleII version and a past interview with an ex-GeoWorks employee. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 21 Comments 2004-02-13 6:46 am See what software was like in the pre-bloated days. What’s our excuse again? 2004-02-13 8:27 am They even had window shadows back then! 2004-02-13 8:34 am I wish I had the mem expansion, though. GEOS really likes that. 2004-02-13 9:21 am after more than a decade of using mac os 9, i will switch to geos running power64 instead of mac os bloat-x… hehe, much faster, better gui, crisp bitmaps, no anti-alias hell, no permanent loading for every tiny weeny fart, effective code (!) … btw, use a decent emulator (e.g. power64, etc) that support virtual ram expansion, yummie.. 2004-02-13 11:25 am W000t 2004-02-13 11:25 am If you get Geos on the C=, you might as well try it’s upgrade Wheels. You can buy it from Maurice Randall’s site. It has many improvements and a multitasking version it’s in the making (it requires the SCPU) Wheels SC. Long live the C= !!! 2004-02-13 12:38 pm Cool! I’ve got some geos disks laying around from when i got my computers, but i allways managed to trash them, coz i ofkoz had to mess around with the files on the disk (back then when i was a small kid with no knowledge of anything except BASIC ) Demos and hacking is what makes the C64 cool – not OS’es – but it’s gonna be interesting to xfer it to my C64, and check it again. (just for fun.. the unexpanded C64 is slow enough as it is allready) 2004-02-13 12:43 pm > See what software was like in the pre-bloated days. > What’s our excuse again? Managers. Marketing. Profit. 🙁 2004-02-13 1:15 pm http://www.osnews.com/comment.php?news_id=4343&offset=30&rows=35#13… For the Apple II version, “does anyone know how you go about taking the disk images and making the disks from them? i am interested in trying this out on an actual apple II machine and not an emulator.” My Apple II is not connected to the internet, so I would have to make the disks in Windows, Linux or BeOS. 2004-02-13 3:37 pm but what ever. 2004-02-13 4:11 pm Anyone know if they’re planning on releasing GeoWorks for PC? I already have the Commodore disks… -Bob 2004-02-13 4:30 pm Speaking of discs… Does anyone know from where I could stil buy some 3″ floppy disks for my Schneider/Amstrad? I would very much like to plug it in again. Oh good ole days 2004-02-13 5:41 pm You might have luck with this: http://people.freenet.de/LittleDreamLand/arjuna_faq.html The C64 users on slashdot were talking about it. 2004-02-13 6:27 pm Cool, I didn’t even know they had geos for c64! I’ve been using Geoworks ensamble on my laptop for over a year now, it meets my needs well! 2004-02-13 6:57 pm Is there are mirror for the C64 GEOS? On the official download page I only get: “Sorry – The download site is temporarily unavailable due to the slashdot effect.” 2004-02-13 8:05 pm HI the admins from videocam have taken down the files due to the huge downloads. They are a very small buissness which offer internet services to Commodore users and they can’t afford to be slashdotted. Have some little pacience and try in the next days. 2004-02-13 9:19 pm Hhere is an example of why we get bloat overkill, someone who uses a tiny xml config file in their app and decides to use the 2->4MB Xerces library to read it. Application 90K Required overkill Library 3MB Profit! 2004-02-13 10:03 pm WIN sucks LINUX sucks MAC sucks -=GEOS RuLeZ=- GEOS Today! Look: http://www.tvakatter.org/ http://www.breadbox.com/ http://www.devicelogics.com/store.html APPLE 2 – GEOS Download http://www.breadbox.com/downloads.asp?category=AppleGEOS&maincatego… Greetings from Germany 2004-02-14 4:49 am But the DOS is the biggest suck behind of intel based GEOS… 2004-02-14 6:00 am God knows how many times it gets mentioned on Slashdot and elsewere. BitTorrent’s need to be set up BEFORE the Slashdotting, not in the middle or after. 2004-02-14 5:26 pm Maybe the “pressure” from free DOS shells like SEAL will drive the Owners of New Deal and Breadbox Ensemble to lower thier prices or go open source,this was always very interesting to me but I could not justify paying 100 bucks for this somewhat limited OS when a copy of BeOS R5 pro was selling for about half the price and Linux was essentially free,It is however a good way to make some older anemic hardware into something somewhat usable,But with the prices dropping on pentium grade Intel hardware to way less than 100 bucks on Ebay these days,pre-486 boxes do not interest me that much these days.plus BeOS screams on the older Pentiums and the smaller Linux distros like Peanut and Vector don’t really do that bad either.I still like the Dot matrix banner printing app that comes with New Deal tho!and their calculator rocks!