Custom DOS Operating System

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Custom DOS Operating System

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Hello, I am writing a shell to MS-DOS that so far stinks. It is only 640x480x16 colors, but it is around 1/10 of a megabyte. I want to bundle this with some sort of DOS. I am kind of feature incomplete at the moment, so does anybody hav any suggesstions? i hav an early build of it online at http://mayos.vze.com/

If you hav an external application to suggest, i hpoe for it to be open source or hav a developer i could contact for permission to bundle it with.

I also hav another OS planned, that bundles Fusion 3.0, FreeDOS, and it allows Mac OS 7.5.3 to run on ordinary x86 pcs, given that the person who wants 2 use it has a ROM image.[/url]

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Post by Axalon »

Cool.

Might I ask what Fusion 3.0 is? There are a lot of things out there that use the name "Fusion".

Will your custom DOS come with a toolchain for compiling? If not, might I suggest DJGPP, which is a port of GCC to DOS.

Sorry to keep bombarding you with questions, but for your Mac OS support, I'm guessing you'll be bundling Basilisk II?

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Post by benny1091 »

fusion is a freeware mac emulator, and the only thing i will require ppl 2 include is their own rom, unless sum1 wants 2 b illegal and bundle 1 themselves, but i dont think thats a good idea, lol. thanks 4 the suggestions, btw. ill look into all of them

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Hmmm... maybe you could send it to me and then I could try to bundle it into my MS-DOS 6.40 (my custom DOS version, based on MS-DOS 6.22). What do you think?
benny1091 wrote:Hello, I am writing a shell to MS-DOS that so far stinks. It is only 640x480x16 colors, but it is around 1/10 of a megabyte. I want to bundle this with some sort of DOS. I am kind of feature incomplete at the moment, so does anybody hav any suggesstions? i hav an early build of it online at http://mayos.vze.com/

If you hav an external application to suggest, i hpoe for it to be open source or hav a developer i could contact for permission to bundle it with.

I also hav another OS planned, that bundles Fusion 3.0, FreeDOS, and it allows Mac OS 7.5.3 to run on ordinary x86 pcs, given that the person who wants 2 use it has a ROM image.[/url]
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benny1091 wrote: I also hav another OS planned, that bundles Fusion 3.0, FreeDOS, and it allows Mac OS 7.5.3 to run on ordinary x86 pcs, given that the person who wants 2 use it has a ROM image.[/url]
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Can you elaborate on what you want from this shell and what kind of new functionality you need from DOS? (or are you looking for branding???)
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Post by benny1091 »

sorry about not replying and talkin about a miracle operating system, lol. that would be a great idea, bundlin it with DOS 6.4. Ill send u the files when i finish the first version of it. The shell to is meant to make older computers more usable, that is all. it adds a GUI to most DOS functions, almost like Windows 3.1. I stopped development temporarily. It wasnt very advanced, and any1 could hav written it. i have just finished a bootable version of it. i will post a link to the download later. The bootable version contains an installer and it sys c: the drive upon finishing, so do not install on a needed computer.

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