New TOS Atari OS on a regular x86 PC

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New TOS Atari OS on a regular x86 PC

Postby patrick295767 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:38 pm

Hi,

FreeMint, XaAES, ... are quite nice to run.

What about an operating system on the basis of our new TOS ported for a regular x86 machine?

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Re: New TOS Atari OS on a regular x86 PC

Postby christos » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:43 pm

Try Freedos + Freegem
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Re: New TOS Atari OS on a regular x86 PC

Postby thefelisleo » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:47 am

Same question ; I disagree with the provided answer.

Since the end of Atari computers, most have sadly switch to PC.
Today, x86 are THE available low cost hardware,
and Firebee is still to expensive and to low power.

Providing FreeMint with Xg on x86, or FreeMint with AES over X11,
will permit to gracefully switch back to Atari community...

If I don't mistake, FreeMint is based on a linux Kernel,
and gnu software are now largely supported.

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Re: New TOS Atari OS on a regular x86 PC

Postby AtariZoll » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:03 pm

patrick295767 wrote:Hi,
FreeMint, XaAES, ... are quite nice to run.
What about an operating system on the basis of our new TOS ported for a regular x86 machine?
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That was done already some 30 years ago, by Digital Research. It was GEM for PCs.
https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEM

Btw, what you mean under "our new TOS" - since there is no NEW TOS at all ? Your link works not.
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Re: New TOS Atari OS on a regular x86 PC

Postby wongck » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:08 pm

Link probably worked 4 yrs ago.
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Re: New TOS Atari OS on a regular x86 PC

Postby Frank B » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:46 pm

thefelisleo wrote:Same question ; I disagree with the provided answer.

Since the end of Atari computers, most have sadly switch to PC.
Today, x86 are THE available low cost hardware,
and Firebee is still to expensive and to low power.

Providing FreeMint with Xg on x86, or FreeMint with AES over X11,
will permit to gracefully switch back to Atari community...

If I don't mistake, FreeMint is based on a linux Kernel,
and gnu software are now largely supported.


FreeMint actually predates the Linux kernel.

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Re: New TOS Atari OS on a regular x86 PC

Postby frank.lukas » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:55 pm

FreeBSD as foundation and a Desktop like the original Atari Desktop and a 68k Emulator buildin ...

Apple with OSX/macOS makes it happen for a long time.
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Re: New TOS Atari OS on a regular x86 PC

Postby mikro » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:23 pm

thefelisleo wrote:Providing FreeMint with Xg on x86, or FreeMint with AES over X11,
will permit to gracefully switch back to Atari community...

The project aiming exactly that had started at least 20 years ago... now the guy has put all his sources on github: https://github.com/ocgis?tab=repositories

Btw I don't think this would help anything anyway. Look at KDE/Gnome/AmigaOS/Haiku/whatever, they are far more mature, with far better applications, with far more developers and still a drastic minority. I wouldn't want to waste any Atari developer's time for PC stuff if he could do something for Atari natively.


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