Thursday, September 4, 2008

What's so great about this dinosaur called GEOS?

Are you wondering why I chose a thirty year old operating system to run on all my PCs in the shelter? You probably think I'm either cracked or completely deluded.

Can you handle the mindboggling, skullshattering truth?

My platform for Vault-OS is one of the most awesome secrets in the history of microcomputing. I am scared to tell you the real story for fear you will find it Arcane's most astonishing tall tale of them all.

First of all, "GEOs" isn't really "GEOs." It was formerly a realtime multitasking military/industrial grade embedded system platform for the Cold War that was originally called "SkyTray." It only trickled down into the popular market through a series of bizarre accidents, each one of them contributing to hide the true origins of this marvelous, amazing operating system.

Read the link and you'll learn some of the story but not all of it. I'll save that for another post. First confirm I know what I am talking about and then I'll dish out the real goss on this platform, which I am coming to believe was intended by God to end up the OS of civil defense shelters worldwide.

1 comment:

CadorBolin said...

GEOS? I might have to pull out my Commodore 64 out of my crawl space and boot that up again. While I'm at it, I'll play some old retro classics like LAST NINJA and GUERRILLA :)

Thanks for the link.