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Millennium OS 2011

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Author: Murray Parkinson
Year: 2011
Version: 2011
Email: N/A
Status: Supposedly in development...
Reviewed by: Todd


Millennium OS 2011 is a complete rewrite of the original Millennium OS. While the source code is not included and cannot determine whether it utilizes any of the original M-OS source code, I cannot tell. However I feel it's safe to assume the code is all from scratch since it runs using the Future.Library and some areas of functionality are different.

I'll begin with the bad and then the good. The bad is that the windows cannot be dragged (none of them) and neither can the icons. There are some errors I encountered such as opening a text file in the text viewer program that doesn't exist. It still has a lot of work and some programs on the desktop or in the start menu do not work. There is no documentation (not even a README) and there is no SDK for writing applications (there are only the Control Panel and Text Viewer programs). And of course, no multitasking yet.

The good is that for an SVGA GUI, a classic look-and-feel of M-OS is preserved with more of a Windows 98-like style (especially noticeable in the title bar gradient). There are a few things like being able to add icons on the desktop and start menu but with limited functionality. A few programs are included (two at the moment). The sticky notes program is decent although it's built into M-OS.

It seems like a nice start to a classic remake but I feel for what SVGA and the Future.Library allow, the GUI should not be limited to simply making the same thing over again.

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