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 PostPost subject: MenuetOS        Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:40 pm 
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Has anyone tried it since it turned to x64?

What's it like? I've been wanting to try it out for ages, but I haven't got access to a 64-bit machine, and I'm not about to go out and fork out for one just yet.

I used to keep up with it when it was still 32-bitand I saw it advance from strength to strength, but now it seems to have loads more features, and even Internet access...

I've just realized - its really small, requires very little RAM, and has Internet access... wouldn't that make it an ideal netbook OS?

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 PostPost subject: Re: MenuetOS        Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:34 pm 
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I forgot all about that OS. The 64-bit specific version wouldn't be of use on most current netbooks (anything with the standard Intel Atom processor e.g. AspireOne, EEEPC) because they aren't x64 chips, but I'll certainly download the 32-bit and try it out on my AspireOne A150 now that I've been reminded it exists.


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 PostPost subject: Re: MenuetOS        Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:05 am 
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It was the enviroment I learned x86 ASM on, BUT it has almost no programs and no drivers. The x64 version is better then the 32bit version, but backwards compatibility is lacking.

The web browser is an example of Menuet's problem: They have spent over 3 years trying to develop a browser that has trouble even with the common websites -> Instead they could have tried to port a markedly more functional browser. If those efforts would have been successful, they could have also tried porting other programs.

If you don't want the x64, then check out KolibriOS.

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