The operating system is distributed as an ISO image that can be deployed to either a USB flash drive or CD disc, an IMG file that must be written on a floppy disk, as well as a source archive for those who want to hack the system and add additional features or just want to see how it all works.
There are no boot options on the ISO or IMG files, as the system loads directly and will start to detect various hardware components, such as PS/2 mouse devices, real-time clock (RTC), IDE disk controller, PCI bus controller, etc.
Old-style desktop environment à la Mac OS 9
The desktop environment of the Visopsys operating system looks like the graphical interface of Mac OS 9. It features a top panel for accessing various system settings, such as logout, and and old-style look and feel.
It includes a command window, user manager, program manager, keyboard mapping, image viewer, disk manager, screenshot utility, display manager, console window, configuration editor, as well as an installer, which means that you can permanently install the operating system on a local drive.
Summing up, the Visopsys operating system features real preemptive multitasking, virtual memory, 100% protected mode, massively-monolithic-style kernel, as well as a simple and easy-to-use user interface. Please keep in mind that Visopsys is not a clone of any other operating system and it is not a distribution of Linux.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on June 5th, 2014
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- Added per-user home directories, under /users, which are now the default 'current directory' when the user logs in.
- Created a new configuration file for environment variables that are set at login time, and per-user override ones in home directories.
- Language setting is now a system-wide and per-user environment variable, that can be chosen at first boot, and in the user management tools.
- Added Spanish and German translations for many of the user programs and GUI features.
Application descriptionVisopsys is an open source operating system written from scratch and designed to be as minimal and fast as possible.It...