64-bit MenuetOS M64 0.99.57 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 28 April 2014 at 11:37 AM EDT. 10 Comments
The Menuet operating system that's lightweight, cleanly written in Assembly x86, and not based upon another OS platform, had a new version release last week of its 64-bit "M64" platform.

MenuetOS 64-bit 0.99.57 was released on 22 April. There hasn't been much news or information on this new release until a Phoronix reader wrote in this morning about the MenuetOS update. The home-page just mentions "updates and improvements" for the new version.

On the MenuetOS download page, the 0.99.57 release notes just list, "Updates and improvements (httpc, ehci, picview, memcheck, menu, wallpaper, ohci, uhci, maps/streetview, icons, dhcp, freeform window, smp threads, smp init)."

Those wishing to learn more about this Assembly-based OS can visit MenuetOS.net or to download the operating system that's free for personal and educational use.


Here's an older version of MenuetOS in action, running off a floppy disk.
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