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Old GeekOS News

  • 12 Apr 2005GeekOS 0.3.0 has been released.  In addition to many critical bug fixes, we now have seamless support for compiling on Windows with Cygwin.
  • 8 Sep 2004.  Updated the GeekOS in Education page.  The new educational release of GeekOS is being used at the University of Maryland and Denison University.  An updated educational release with improved projects and documentation will be available sometime in the not-too-distant future.
  • 9 Mar 2004.  I added a new screenshot to the gallery showing GeekOS running the ae editor.  This is the first real program ported to GeekOS!
  • 3 Mar 2004GeekOS 0.2.0 is available.  This is the new educational version of GeekOS, described in our paper at SIGCSE 2004.
  • 12 Feb 2004.  Work on the GeekOS educational release is nearing completion.  The gallery has a new screen shot showing the creation of a file.
  • 7 Jan 2004.  I put a new screen shot in the gallery showing some of the new features in the upcoming educational GeekOS release.
  • 17 Dec 2003.  GeekOS was mentioned in a Slashdot story.  In other news, I am working on an educational version of GeekOS that will consist of a series of projects which add processes, virtual memory, a filesystem, and inter-process communication to the base system.  The release will coincide with a paper about GeekOS which I will present at SIGCSE 2004. HERE
  • 30 Sep 2002.  GeekOS development will be on hiatus for a while.  I plan to return to it at some point in the future, though.
  • 24 June 2002.  GeekOS will be on hiatus for two months, due to my summer job.  I am still reading email however, if you have any GeekOS-related questions or comments.
  • 20 May 2002.  The IDE driver has been committed, and work has begun on support for FAT filesystems.
  • 30 Apr 2002.  Work is progressing on block device support.  I hope to have a working IDE disk driver (based on contributed code) in the next month or two.  Update: the IDE driver seems to be working.  Check out the gallery for a screenshot.  I'll release the code as soon as I have permission from the original author.
  • 7 Nov 2001.  A developer mailing list has been set up.  (Click on the link to subscribe.)
  • 9 Oct 2001.  GeekOS runs on real hardware!
  • 5 Oct 2001.  GeekOS was mentioned on OS News.  Here's a link to the article.

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