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MikeOS 2.0 released

SILICON VALLEY, 17/10/08: Decked in his distinctive black turtleneck and faded blue jeans, Steve Jobs announced MikeOS 2.0 to a packed press audience in Cupertino earlier today. Billing it as a "revolution in personal computing", Jobs unveiled the new generation of operating system to a salivating crowd - some journalists were seen to punch the air in excitement when the rumoured product finally became reality.

For months, pundit blogs and self-styled 'industry insiders' have chewed through every patent application produced by Apple, determining that MikeOS 2.0 would make use of industry-changing technologies such as FAT12 write support and a mouse driver. Many believed that Apple would not be able to deliver a product based on these features for a reasonable price point, an argument that was rapidly shot-down at today's press conference.

"This... is a day I've been looking forward to for over a year" said Jobs, just before unveiling the new OS. "Every once in a while, a product comes along that changes everything. It changes the whole industry." As Jobs whipped a black silk sheet off the MikeOS box, the crowd bust into cheers, and only the on-stage performer could hush them. "It's unbelievable. This is at least five years ahead of any other OS - it's incredible. Today, Apple reinvents the operating system."

Link: http://mikeos.berlios.de


Your comments

I'm Steve Jobs, and these

I'm Steve Jobs, and these are all lies.

Stick with Windows, it's the

Stick with Windows, it's the best.

What a coincidence that Jobs

What a coincidence that Jobs and Gates would be browsing the LXF Blog at the same time, eh? By the way everyone: the above comments weren't from Jeremy Ford of PC Format. Oh no way.

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How can I find out if my

How can I find out if my humble machine is able to handle MikeOs 2.0? Any ideas on specs?

A 386 with 1MB of RAM will

A 386 with 1MB of RAM will be fine. Oh, and a floppy or CD-ROM drive :-)

M

One more thing....

One more thing....

386 with 1MB of RAM?

386 with 1MB of RAM? Dammit, I'm tired of all these supercharged operating systems that require ninja machines only 1% of computer users will own.

In other news, congratulations Mike! ;)

Still, it's sad that Mike

Still, it's sad that Mike has handed over the development work to Apple.But perhaps this explains the degree of progress there has been. Now we muct await the new Apple laptop that will be dedicated to running MikeOS, I can confidently predict that it will come in at just short of £1000 (due entirely to the high quality of components they use, of course). ;)

Yay! I thought you had

Yay! I thought you had stopped working on it... What about starting Brain Party again? Or Fuzz?

"Now we muct await the new

"Now we muct await the new Apple laptop that will be dedicated to running MikeOS, I can confidently predict that it will come in at just short of £1000 (due entirely to the high quality of components they use, of course)."

Do you have any idea just how expensive brushed aluminum is?

>>Do you have any idea

>>Do you have any idea just how expensive brushed aluminum is?

Would it be any cheaper if they just combed it?

Wow Mike - very impressed.

Wow Mike - very impressed. Is there a port of RISCOS planned for MIKEOS? The only problem is that you would have to convert the OS to take ARM coded 26 bit machine code.

P.S. Well done!

>>>>Do you have

>>>>Do you have any idea just how expensive brushed aluminum is?

>>Would it be any cheaper if they just combed it?

You just made me choke on my coffee!!!!



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