Home > OS News > NewDealOffice 2000 Available at BreadBox NewDealOffice 2000 Available at BreadBox Submitted by AlexZop 2002-02-28 OS News 16 Comments Breadbox Inc. has secured a limited number of NewDealOffice 2000 boxes and they are selling them out for $100 USD. Get more info about the GeOS-powered operating system at Breadbox’s web pages. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 16 Comments 2002-02-28 11:57 pm Anonymous Call me an ignoramous, but why is this a big deal? is NewDealOffice 2k no longer for sale? Did they go bankrupt or something that it’s newsworthy that someone has a 100 copies to sell? or is it just that NDO is cool? (which it is!) 2002-03-01 12:32 am Anonymous The company is out of business. Check out the link to their web site and you will see that the last news item was in late 2000. I don’t how much Breadbox paid for the NewDeal Office boxes, but it seems to me that they are asking a lot for them. 2002-03-01 12:38 am Anonymous any screenshots? 2002-03-01 1:31 am Anonymous Kevin, follow the links on the left hand side on the breadbox site. 2002-03-01 2:21 am Anonymous GUI based office in a tight package. http://www.breadbox.com/geosdetails.asp?id=18&category=Ease-of-Use ciao yc 2002-03-01 2:46 am Anonymous Ah! I see! Thanks Eugenia. 2002-03-01 3:21 am Anonymous That has got to be one of the ugliest interfaces I’ve ever seen. Everything is blocky, dark, poorly drawn, and is visually assaulting. That’s something MS has been improving over the years: using softer colors, making a comfortable environment to look at all day. I think I’d go nuts 5 minutes into using it. 2002-03-01 6:14 am Anonymous It’s for DOS. It doesn’t have much to work with in a lot of cases. I personally don’t think it’s that bad- looks a helluva lot better than Win3.1, and I’d say better than Win95. It is supposed to be simple and functional, not alpha-blending and baby-soft. Anyone used to staring at an older DOS box, or hell, most PCs, won’t have a problem looking at one more ugly and boxy thing, anyway. 2002-03-01 10:23 am Anonymous This is one of ugliest interfaces I have ever seen produced on Windows. How could they release something so ugly? What do they think this is, Xfree86? Hello, wake up! This is Windows not XFree! 2002-03-01 5:19 pm Anonymous I have not seen so many stupid people in a while.. Bkakes and OS Observer only prove that people open their mouths without having a clue. This OS is for DOS, not Windows not Unix.. This is for DOS. It is supposed to run with minimal memory.. How about you guys get a clue before posting 2002-03-01 8:54 pm Anonymous You are STUPIDER then you think! Alvin Pettit! 2002-03-01 10:44 pm Anonymous Bkakes and OS Observer only prove that people open their mouths without having a clue. Please demonstrate exactly where in my post I mentioned that it is for Windows or Unix. Oh, that’s right, I didn’t, because I know it’s for DOS. To use his own language, ‘Alvin only proves that people respond without reading what they’re responding to.’ The fact that it’s written for DOS in no way changes the fact that it’s an ugly interface. Dark colors, an assaulting blue theme for the toolbar graphics, etc…please tell me what in the world that has to do with running in minimal memory? An office product isn’t particularly useful if a person can’t stand to look at it all day. How about you guys get a clue before posting You claim I need a clue as you completely misrepresent my post, demonstrating that you a.) didn’t read it or b.) can’t understand simple English. I’m going to assume the former case which would implicate a angry little boy who’s too lazy to read before striking out… 2002-03-02 12:29 am Anonymous ‘GEOS’ is not ‘GeOS’. GEOS is an acronym for Graphic Environment Operating System. GeOS would be Ge’s OS, as BeOS is Be’s OS. So it’s a GEOS-powered operating system. 2002-03-02 2:45 am Anonymous I don’t understand the posts here. New Deal looks almost like Win 95, at least the one I have does, and you can also choose a Motif style interface. But the price being charged is clearly preposterous. You can get many versions of Windows for less. GEOS people aren’t famous for being smart though. In yahoo groups’ GEOS-talk list when someone mentioned the PTS-DOS OS the Geos guy didn’t understand the point, even though you need a DOS to run Geos on top of. Having said all that, Geos is almost totally extinct from the web. I only know one single download site left in the whole web where you can get the free evaluation version that isn’t corrupted or locked with a long-forgotten password. So as many Microsoft haters as there are here, shouldn’t you at least download a copy for preservation? The reactions posted here are so stupid you’d think it was all Microsoft shills trying to kill any ressurected interest in the OS that waxed their asses feature-wise and aesthetically in the 80’s. Besides, Geos has an actual browser built in. It’s about as much fun to use as arachne, but if your main OS ever gets damaged you could use it to locate replacement files and repair utilities to get you back on line. If somebody brought the web browser completely up to date, or if Geos was released under GPL, we wouldn’t even be having this debate because everybody would be using it as their main internet OS. 2002-03-02 3:06 am Anonymous At first I thought it was Windows but then when I went back to the article, I found out it was DOS. However, as bkakes said: ——- The fact that it’s written for DOS in no way changes the fact that it’s an ugly interface. ——- I fully agree with that. So just because it’s DOS, that doesn’t mean the interface should be ugly. Regarding, Alvin Pettit, I would not have called him “stupider” if he didn’t call me “stupid”. I appologize if I offended him however all I did is “fired back” 2002-03-03 3:12 am Anonymous OK.. Problem with BKakes & OS Observer You compared this windowing system to Windows.. You can’t. Why? Windows needs massive amounts of memory to work.. It’s bloated. You couldn’t run Windows with the memory requirements that GEOS/NewDeal OS has. The GEOS windowing system is supposed to run in less than 4megs and on machines like 286 systems. It’s meant for embeded systems or for schools with antique equipment that cannot handle Windows.. If they could handle windows they wouldn’t need this.. So the true beauty of this is function over style. Also if you have ever used GEOS you will see how little is crashes compared to Windows. GEOS is functional for what it does and it’s pretty cheap a MS equivelant is at least $500. Now to answer the other person.. No I don’t hate MS, but how can you be so dense as to compare the two.. Heck why don’t we compare the Palm OS to Windows or the Mac OS to GEM (now lets see how many people remember GEM) You wouldn’t now would you? So yes.. I consider both of you quite stupid.