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Neo OS software development
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Jan 5, 2004, 12:35 AM
 
I realise the software described below does not fall under the catagory of creating software for a Macintosh. But I am interested in writing the software under UNIX or a similar and/or supported system. These are the (very poorly designed) but working OS attempts I have designed on my PC. If you have a PC and want to try out Neo OS, message me, I will be more than happy for feedback. Let me know what build you want. Thanks.

Neo OS PRODUCT LINEUP HISTORY:
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Neo OS Build 1.0.2
RELEASE: 2001/sept 13th

Key features:
-130MB installation
-E byt browser(version 1.0)
-Word Wizard software(1.0)

OS Faq:
-Built on the Chine(c) file format system. Supports up to 256 colors. No support for independant video card(list of manufacturers, refer to index). No support for software rendering(uses direct draw windows files). 640x480 resolution max. (No network support). Full version software available only, beta stage. Upgradable to version 2 using "upgrade option." Support for dial up networking or LAN must use 3d party software. Supports .exe and .txt file extensions. (Some restrictions apply).

Requirements:
-Windows 98 or Me(XP/2000/NT not supported).
-133mhz Pentium or faster.
-4 MB Memory
-130 free HDD space.


Neo OS Build 1.1.3
RELEASE 2001/oct 3rd

Key features:
-80MB installation
-Support for audio
-Time/date feature
-Improved menus

OS Faq:
-Built on the Chine(c) file format system. Now with audio support using native Windows drivers.(And supported audio chipsets). Color is now adjustable to B+W, 8-but color, and 256 colors. Improves menus for easier access to options. Windows are resizable due to core operation updates. Contrast option available. Rename function for title bars.

Requirments:
-80MB free HDD Space


Neo OS Build 1.2.5
RELEASE: 2001/dec 16th

Key features:
-110MB installation
-Advanced menus
-Title bars themeable
-Word Wizard software(2.0)
-Moveable icons

OS Faq:
-Built on the Chime(c) file format system. Includes new graphic support for supporting higher resolution up to 800x600. 256 colors max depth. Icons can now be moved(memory of recent positions remembered). Word Wizard 2.0.1 adds more support for file types, including: Microsoft Word, AppleWorks.) Customizable title bars for different colors: red, green, yellow, black, default: blue). Menus support for direct access to directory contents.


Neo OS Build 2.0.1
RELEASE: 2002/feb 28th

Key features:
-Red Globe File System update
-16 bit colors
-Gradient support

OS Faq:
-Built on the Red Globe file system. (Optimized for certain applications). This is optional(if support for older applications is needed). The core is still built on the Chime system, but the RGFS is running as a background task to optimize apps and overall system speed. Support for up to 16 bit depth, at 800x600 resolution. This offers support for more programs and better graphics. Gradients is also supported due to the higher resolution support. The system runs 25% faster compared to earlier systems when running supported applications and certain tasks. This version is offered as a full install.


Neo OS Build 2.1.3
RELEASED: 2002/mar 15th

Key features:
-User log in
-Icon options(resizable)
-Menu FW/BW option(Supermenu 2.0)
-Diamond(c) multimedia player
-Word Wizard(3.0)

OS Faq:
-User log in recognition remembers changes made by the user and saves them(this is fully optimized by the Red Globe File System). Supermenu(c) 2.0 is an active directory browser that has been integrated into the browser. (No more multiple windows open means less clutter). Small and large icons now supported due to the higher resolution(800x600 max). .AVI and .MOV and .MP3 and .WAV files are now supported with the Diamond(c) Media player. Word Wizard 3.0 supports the high resolution 800x600 setting.


Neo OS Build 3.0.1
RELEASE: 2002/july 25th

Key features:
-Word Wizard 3.5
-Menu Tab(1.0)
-Supermenu
-New Interface
-User log in
-CD/Floppy support

OS Faq:
-Built completely on the Red Globe File System. This meant the interface had to be updated to support the full features that is offered. Startup screen graphics now supported(256 colors max). Boot engine(1.0) supports booting from CD-ROM or 3 1/2 Floppy diskette. New interface boats support for quicker access to directories and applications. The advanced supermenu(3.0) integrates multiple functions into one, including instant access to tools for certain files, a media bar to preview multimedia files. Word Wizard 3.5 has been updated to the new interface. User log-in supported for better privacy and protection.


Neo OS Build 4.0.1
RELEASED: 2002/aug 6th

Key features:
-Word Wizard 4.0
-Media Studio 2.0
-DVD-ROM support
-Right click support

OS Faq:
-This release was a multimedia update. Featuring support for DVD-ROMs, (playback of videos only). A now fully integrated Media Studio(c) for playing:
-CD's
-MP3's
-DVD's
-Word Wizard 4.0 is also included and is a final release of version 3.5(big fixes). Right clicking is incorperated to bring customizability to a new level, offering instant access to resulution and program properties.


Neo OS Build 4.2.0
RELEASE: 2002/september 2nd

Updates:
Neo OS 4.2.0 features a new full screen(scaling) user log in screen, with voice recognition drivers built in. This assures users have secure and safe protection. Administration tools(c) 1.0 enables the host(admin) to set limits and passwords to individual users. LAN support for various manufacturers. Shut-down menu has been improved for users. Encrypted file support to protect against unwanted user attacks. Simplified menu bars de-clutter the work space. "Users" folder for viewing shared files and viewing what users are currently online/offline.


Neo System 5.0.0
RELEASE: 2003/oct 10th

OS Faq:
-Red Globe file system version 2.0. Improved speed of up to 30% compared to RGFS 1.0.
-Completely new interface and high quality depth up to 32-bit colors, resolution depending on video card.
-User log in system faster, saved preferences are loaded quicker.
-Menu tab 2.0 closes and expands to de-clutter workspace.
-Supermenu SE(special edition), is now less complex and automatically catagorizes items depending on type.
-WordWIZ 4.5 updated to new interface, Media Studio 2.5 included.
-Ebyt(c) 2.0 is included and supports WAP, HTML, FLASH, and JAVA.
-Echat compatible with ICQ and MSN contacts, built in auto-mail link.
-HELP(c) system and tutorials built in for ease of use.
-Afterburn 1.0 software included.
-Mail express 1.0, built in virus scanning technology for recieving and composing emails.
-Neo DVD stand alone player for optimized playback of DVD-ROMS.

REQUIRMENTS: Windows 98, ME(XP/2000/NT not supported).
-330MB free HDD space.
-64MB memory.
-Pentium 1 or higher.
     
   
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