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MikeOS online…

Here's a sneak peek at an upcoming feature for MikeOS 1.3: terminal emulation! Yes, with a serial (null modem) cable, a MikeOS machine and a Linux box, you can now party like it's 1983. Serial ports are hard to find thesedays -- luckily I have an old Toshiba Libretto sitting around (thanks Dave!):

It’s… MikeOS 1.2.0

Yes, development continues at a screaming pace with this new release. Thanks to Yutaka Saito, MikeOS now includes a machine code monitor -- you can write and execute programs in MikeOS! Well, providing you can understand hexadecimal... There's a section in the Handbook about the monitor:

Mudslides, nuclear disasters, tsunamis - oh, my…

... but absolutely no plane crash disasters are included in the open sourcing of SimCity, because our enfeebled, over-sensitive post 9/11 minds might not be able to handle the concept without exploding.

Back from Borneo

Fresh from being promoted to Editor, my first step was to leave the country - quite a natural one, I think. Still, two weeks in Malaysia followed by two weeks at home eating turkey leftovers is a great way to relax and build up the strength to come back to the office in 2008.

I'm not going to spend too much time wittering on about the place, so let me sum up in a few numbered thoughts:

My break in pics

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

All I want for Festivus…

Is the developers at UGOBE to open-source Life OS that powers this little marvel... But I guess that's just wishful thinking on my part, though the community forums seem to hint at some sort of forthcoming SDK release...

Dawkins defined?


MikeOS 1.1 released

Yes, you thought that MikeOS 1.0 was perfect -- the absolute pinnacle of computing. But now I've released 1.1, which includes new/updated build scripts for Mac OS X and Windows users, along with new serial port system calls and Handbook improvements. Many thanks to the contributors and testers, and everyone else who has tried MikeOS (over 2,500 downloads so far)!

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