experimental DOS shell and system IMPORTANT NEWS!!! READ BELOW!!!!!
Welcome to SaturnOS. SaturnOS is an experimental 'shell'
for computers running the DOS operating system. In the end, it will
evolve into a fully functioning system. Forums Wiki (coming soon...)
You can download the latest version of SaturnOS here.
CBase (Command.COM substitution): 0.1.0.3 (testing, stable)
GooBox (graphical interface): Still under development
Byte-O-Matic (file manager): Still under development
Installation program: Still under development
SaturnOS, in its next release, will no longer depend on DOS to run.
Yes, we're getting our own kernel. A Help Wanted notice has been
posted, and if you can program assembler, PLEASE CONTRIBUTE!!!
The new kernel:
- Must work on a FAT16 file system
- Allow creation of compatible binaries from a C compiler
- Be verbose but neat visually on boot
- Initialise hardware and software
- Be copied to the boot sector of an IMG image or other image file
You can contribute in any way you see fit. You can download source
code, modify it and then send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE ONLY SEND SOURCE CODE, NOT
BINARIES. If you can't program, you can help by
downloading SaturnOS and telling your friends about it.
SaturnOS is still in the early stages of development. We're still
playing, experimenting and fiddling here. In fact, we're so new we
don't even have a logo yet.
Please send your answers, source and suggestions to email@example.com
- An easier way to program GooBox than using the propietary VB/DOS.
This would ideally run in graphical mode, eg 640:480 or 1024:768 pixels
as opposed to a text mode. It needs to be universally compatible (all
display adapters, monitors, etc.) Ideally this would be in an
open-source variant of Visual BASIC or a C language. Needs to work with
- A graphical boot screen that will cut or fade to the above. It
needs to be able to display moving pictures and text, arun in at least
640:480 screen resolution, display PNG pictures, and be universally
compatible. When the language above is decided, it would be more
convenient to have it in the same language.
- A better system font than the default.
If you can do digital art, then PLEASE
get involved in the SaturnOS logo competition! Submit a logo that can
be used on the SaturnOS site and in boot screens as a PNG file to
firstname.lastname@example.org (please include your postal address, no PO
boxes please - anyone not adhering this criterion will have their entry
invalidated). You will retain all rights to your file, but must release
it into the public domain. The winner will recieve a certificate, copy
of SaturnOS on floppy diskette bearing their logo, the suite SaturnOS
uses for development, and printed documentation. The competition is open to anyone
in the UK or United States of America. Sadly,
I have had to momentarily postpone the logo competition to reorganise
prizes, rules and guidelines. The competition will resume shortly.