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 PostPost subject: FlexOS ?        Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:06 pm 
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FlexOS is a discontinued modular real-time multi-user multi-tasking operating system (RTOS) designed for computer-integrated manufacturing, laboratory, retail and financial markets. It was developed by Digital Research's Flexible Automation Business Unit in Monterey, Californiasince November 1986 and was marketed since January 1987 as a reengineered continuation of Digital Research's Concurrent DOS 286 multiuser multitasking operating system.

Known FlexOS versions include:

Motorola 68000 / Freescale/NXP ColdFire MCF5251[19] platform:

Concurrent DOS 68K 1.0 (1985)[20][21]
Concurrent DOS 68K 1.1[4]
Concurrent DOS 68K 1.20 (April 1986,[8][4][9] 1986-05-27[4])
Concurrent DOS 68K 1.21 (1986)[8][4][9]
FlexOS 68K[19] 1.x?

Intel 80286 platform:

Concurrent DOS 286 1.0 (1985)[4]
Concurrent DOS 286 1.1 (1986-01-07)[4]
Concurrent DOS 286 1.2 (1986)[22]
FlexOS 286 1.3 (November 1986)[6]
FlexOS 286 1.31 (May 1987)[10]
FlexOS 286 2.0 (July 1989)
FlexOS 286 2.32 (July 1993)

Intel 80186/NEC V20/V30 platform:

FlexOS 186 1.0 (June 1987)

Intel 80386 platform:

FlexOS 386 1.0 (June 1987)
FlexOS 386 2.0 (July 1989)
FlexOS 386 2.30?
FlexOS 386 2.31?
FlexOS 386 2.32 (July 1993)
FlexOS 386 2.33 (May 1998)
FlexOS 386 2.34 (planned for 1999)

NEC V60 platform:

Concurrent DOS V60?

Does anyone know about this OS?

Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FlexOS

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 PostPost subject: Re: FlexOS ?        Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:17 pm 
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MotorolaFLARE wrote:
FlexOS is a discontinued modular real-time multi-user multi-tasking operating system (RTOS)

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Does anyone know about this OS?

Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FlexOS


Yes. See my earlier posting in this section about CDOS 286.

Most of the recent wikipedia updates (though I'd suggest not all of the edits are accurate) are a consequence of some recent comments by me, pointing them at available information. See the Talk page from the above page.

As a background task, I'm hoping to be able to get the CDOS 68k code running in an emulator, but it isn't a high priority, and other things are sucking my time at the moment.

If you really want to know more about the OS, you can look at the documentation available on bitsavers, there is a link from the wikipedia page.

What it describes is FlexOS 1.3 (1.31) which is not too much of an enhancement over CDOS 68k, that being a port of CDOS 1.2ish.
The BYTE preview link available from the wikipedia page is also useful, if one ignores the text about running normal DOS applications - since that was largely removed sometime around the 2.0 release.


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 PostPost subject: Re: FlexOS ?        Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:53 pm 
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Also you might wish to look at this discussion.

Depending upon just what is in the archive, and how they changed it over time, it may include FlexOS 286 (or FlexOS 386).


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