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    Phoronix: 64-bit MenuetOS M64 0.99.57 Released

    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...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY3NDM

  • #2
    Proprietary 64 bits version? Senseless joke...

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    • #3
      Yeah, the 64-bit version is proprietary. Also there's a fork of the 32-bit version of MenuetOS called KolibriOS, which is very interesting and it's entirely (I think) open-source.

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      • #4
        Proprietary software is shit!

        Operating systems written in Assembly is shit, its unportable, hard to maintain, hard to extend, and a mess to debug.

        This is a toy operating system, it doesn't deserve any attention.

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        • #5
          It's a technical curiosity, after all. You have an OS with a network stack, graphic stack, USB and audio support and a lot of other features in 1.44 MB, so it worth the attention regardless of its architecture or licence.

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          • #6
            kolibrios i think has a better future
            noticeable things include a port of mesa (no gl drivers thou), most common network drivers, a http and ftp servers, ext and ntfs
            also a port of netsurf will probably be for gsoc (most of it is already)

            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            Operating systems written in Assembly is shit, its unportable, hard to maintain, hard to extend, and a mess to debug.
            unportable to other instruction sets, true
            everything else you said is the exact opposite

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              Proprietary software is shit!
              Not all the time. You forget that people need to make a living and each person has to find his own way through life and the work world.
              Operating systems written in Assembly is shit, its unportable,
              Some would say that is the whole point.
              hard to maintain, hard to extend, and a mess to debug.
              Which explains why MicroSoft is having so much success with Windows.
              This is a toy operating system, it doesn't deserve any attention.
              There was a time when I heard this almost everyday when Linux was brought up. That is no longer a concern of anyone. With software it doesn't take much to go from being a toy to running the Internet.

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              • #8
                This might be useful if it was written to run on a resource constrained platform, like ARM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
                  Which explains why MicroSoft is having so much success with Windows.
                  mind you windows has (at least did have) lots of libraries/functions written in assembly

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
                    Not all the time. You forget that people need to make a living and each person has to find his own way through life and the work world.
                    Even though open-source an obvious benefit, I find it so funny that people will only pay for software when they are denied access to the source code.

                    Talk about "treat 'em mean, keep em keen"

                    I recently got a load of stick from colleagues at work for preordering OpenBSD 5.5. It was so strange having to explain that open-source in software is a feature not a bug, so why should that stop people from purchasing it? If anything it should cost more than proprietary software.

                    Something as niche as MenuetOS, surely those who had an interest in seeing the 64-bit source code we not going to buy it in the first place.
                    Last edited by kpedersen; 04-29-2014, 02:16 PM.

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