| Author: Murray Parkinson
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.
1969-12-31 19:00:00 by cool
this is a very good example of a copy of the windows 95 os, which is about 400mb iso image for the retail version; but this one is 340kb. it may only run msdos apps (with msdos installed), but you can start code from this.
1969-12-31 19:00:00 by excellent
1969-12-31 19:00:00 by cybersleuth
always sucked you say Todd? how so? I also code for and inside of it, being an asm, batch2com, dxforth and basic programmer I find it VERY interesting, es[escially so if one say uses mos31 and chucks in some of the other later version runfiles. I have it stable. But, as to your statement, please, how so?
1969-12-31 19:00:00 by buklshit
it is just a grey thing if u start it
1969-12-31 19:00:00 by Todd
Millenium OS has always sucked, I cant believe you're still making these!