In an amazing display of skill and perseverance the MeneutOS team has released version 1.0 of it’s OS that’s written entirely in assembly code. It’s primary purpose is to run as clean and lean as possible boasting a memory footprint that fits on a floppy disk! Meneut supports pre-emptive multitasking, multiple processors, a range of networking, audio, and USB based devices, including assorted mice, and keyboards, digital tuners, webcams, and printers. After almost a decade and a half of development:
“Now Meneut is stable on all the hardware we’ve tested it ” ~Meneut team
64 bit version is free for personal and educational use. Meneut is suitable for tasks including precise timing and machine control. Applications include mediaplayer, web browser, FTP client and server, chess, tetris, email, and IRC chat client. An editor and FASM assembler is included for development of applications and drivers. Get it here.
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Jordan Hubbard has just announced the release of FreeNAS-10 ALPHA the latest improvement on his incredibly successful NAS OS. This release is based on FreeBSD 10.2, includes a new pluggable and extensible ‘middleware’ server that mediates all access, and allows concurrent multi-user access. A new GUI front ends the new ‘middleware’ but the ‘old-style’ UI is still intact. Several new file sharing methods complement the traditional NFS/SMB/iSCSI that have always been offered by FreeNAS. This is an Alpha release so it is still in testing and evaluation stages, BETA is expected Nov 7th, and full relase on Dec 14th.
We’ve all heard the old adage: “Macs just don’t get viruses and malware like PCs do” but does it still ring true in 2015? Was there ever really any truth in this statement? Apple even ran a smear campaign a few years back that portrayed PCs as wimpy sneezy, coughing office workers. Security experts knew even then that these statements were all just marketing fluff, but a new report from the IT security company ‘Bit9 +Carbon Black’ shows that more malware has been found this year for OS X than in the last five years combined. READ THE REPORT