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Software News   Software News : GEOS Available for download
   posted by bugg on 13-Feb-2004 16:17:09 (3079 reads)
For all you old C64 supporters out there...
The Graphical Environment Operating System for the c64 is in part a Macintosh clone for the 8bit C64 and costs an 8th of the price.

GEOS has been released because of mounting pressure from C64 supporters after the recent release of the Contiki operating system and desktop environment and the LUnix *nix clone



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Re: GEOS Available for download
Posted on 13-Feb-2004 16:53:20
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Hmmm, memories....


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Most here don't know it, but for around 20 years there has been a weekly U.S. trade magazine called "Government Computer User." About the time the DOS era was winding down and the infliction of Windows 3.X was upon us I saw two articles in the magazine.

The comumnist referred to as 'The Power User' (A McCormick IIRC.) railed against GUI's in general. "I don't want anything between me and my DOS prompt!"

Within a very few weeks of that rant they ran a review of the DOS version of GEOS. The reviewer called it "The Windows that should have been."

GEOS was my first GUI. I even won a small logo design contest with GeoPaint.

Obviously they knew how to write tight and effective code.

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Obviously they knew how to write tight and effective code.

I too used GEOS on my C64 for about 1-2 years before getting an Amiga. It's too bad Commodore didn't take some lessions from it for Amiga's Workbench- GEOS looked very professional on the C64, while, unfortunatly, Workbench was kind of ugly, at least compared to Mac's Finder.

Years later I read 1 or 2 reviews of GEOS for the PC and the reviews where quite positive- they certainly did a good job, to bad MS was, well, MS. :(

_________________ - Toronto talks tech!

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hmm... I want geoWar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

C64 ownz


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As soon as I found GEOS it was all I used on my C64.

Remember seeing a version of it for Windozs too but it never caught on...sigh!


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wow i want GUNSHOOT

See my blog and collection website! .

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Wow! Not being a C64 owner I never new they had a WIMP OS! The Acorn BBC Master Compact had a 640x256 monochrome GUI. Never seen it for real but I bet it is not as good GEOS!


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