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 PostPost subject: Dead projects of diskette OS        Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:21 pm 
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I found two dead Russian projects of operating systems. These OS are died in alpha stage of development, and we'll never see "1.0" version of these systems.
The newer versions of these systems is 6-year-old...
Note. If you want to see web sites of projects, turn on web translator - all sites only on Russian!

Flop OS (http://flopos.narod.ru)
Russian project of one-diskette open-source real-time OS with the command prompt interface.
The system is installs on 3,5" 1,44 Mb diskette from MS-DOS. Flop OS may launch "Flop OS compatible" programs and MS-DOS games (not programs: MS-DOS interrupts and functions aren't supported). EXE programs, programs larger than 64 Kb, multitasking, LFN and even directories are not supported! (EXE programs supports to older versions, but I don't find anyone old version of this stuff)
Flop OS have support of Russian language on level of kernel. If you want to translate system to your language, you may do it only working with Assembler sources. Programmer's manual and user's manual are include, but there are on Russian.
You can download these files on official web site:
* "New" version of system
* Sources of system
* Flop Commander (commander-like file manager) and it sources
* CONTEXT - translator of BASIC-like programming language
* Flop OS programs (text editor TED, memory monitor SEEMEM, VisiCalc for Flop OS and debugger)
* Some DOS games and demo-programs.

GIOS (http://www.rebooting.ru/gios)
Russian clone of Flop OS. Flop OS kernel isn't have optimizations or bugfixes in kernel, but developers says that kernel of GIOS is more stable than kernel of Flop OS.
Distributive of GIOS is have "GIOS Commander". GIOS Commander is more powerful, beautiful and convenient than original Flop OS.
You can download 0.20r, 0.19 and 0.18 versions of system and it sources from official web site.
Also you can download sources of GIOS Commander.
Note: if you'll see animated boot logo of GIOS, don't wait. Just press any key.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Dead projects of diskette OS        Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:08 pm 
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This one isn't dead but I haven't seen it on this site before.
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 PostPost subject: Re: Dead projects of diskette OS        Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:17 am 
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This signifies that Flop OS - it's clone other OS?


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