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  • Windows (any flavor, 3.1, NT, 95, 98, 98SE, 2000, XP)

    13 41.94%
  • Linux (any distro, Debian, Mandrake, Red Hat, SuSe, etc...)

    14 45.16%
  • BSD (FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, etc...)

    1 3.23%
  • DOS (MSDOS, PCDOS, FreeDOS, etc...)

    1 3.23%
  • BeOS

    1 3.23%
  • Other Unix

    0 0%
  • MacOS, MacOSX

    0 0%
  • other (AtheOS, QNXRTP, MenuetOS, SkyOS, V2_OS, Hurd, Plan9, Darwin, etc...)

    1 3.23%

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    >Yeah. I'll use BeOS until it won't run on my hardware. I just hope Palm keeps it alive.

    the fact that you use BeOS makes you a member of the community?


    >That's right.

    Sorry to hear that


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    >the fact that you use BeOS makes you a member of the community?<

    Yeah, I think it does. I use BeOS as my main OS. It's my favorite OS. The fact that I am still using it I think makes me a part of the community.

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    are you using it right now to browse cprog?

    what other OS's (if any) do you have?

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    Yes, I'm using it as I surf.

    I've got Windows 98SE and BeOS on my computer.

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    Lightbulb Linux Rules

    Useless I manage to get the sound and Wine to work properly.
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    Engineer223: Isn't that the University of Planet logo? you should ask Sid Meier for permission to use it (nah, just kidding)

    It's pretty neat!

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    The best operating system I ever came in contact with was on my microwave. This thing was so nice, that you could press the "Baked Potatoe" button, and then enter in the weight of the potatoe, and it would automatically set the time for you. It also scrolled a marquee of text saying "ENJOY YOUR MEAL" across it's small LED display. It was the best OS I ever came in contact with and has never crashed.

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    Mine has crashed...
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    About microwaves...

    ...and other electronic appliances... Who programs them? What do they program them in? I mean does every type of chip have it's on machine code? I don't even dare guess as to the answers of these questions... hehe!

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    PS: Nice way to go off topic eh? The best OS hasn't been made yet...
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    Odd...

    I went to the Be, Inc. Homepage and nowhere could i find screenshots of BeOS. Is it just me or that weird? Hehe!

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    >>> ...and other electronic appliances... Who programs them?

    I do, (not all of them of course). Some very simple appliances have a custom chip to control them. Others use a gate array chip with a program blown onto it. Some use a small microprocessor without an OS, others use a micro with an OS. Typical OS's used in these more advanced type machines are Windows CE, Phar-Lap and PSOS.
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    Exceedingly interesting...

    These custom chips have a set of instructions, some may accept input and handle it. So they must be programmed by someone, i mean someone has to write those instructions in some language. What language do they use? Is it like i asked, a respective "machine code" for every type of chip?

    For instance, what's the programming that makes a common Discman work like? It accepts input and handles it. I assume there's quite a bit of programming in there; some to handle the inputs, and the one that involves the actual reading of the CDs, but the latter would be common to most CD-reading appliances, right?

    So this is what you do for a living?

    Exceedingly interesting!

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    ...

    Do you think this is an interesting enough topic to move it onto another thread? Since this doesn't really belong in this one, even though some appliances do have OS's.

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    >>> These custom chips have a set of instructions

    Not necessarily. A two input NAND gate, (a quarter of an SN7400 chip for example), performs a function, but there are no instructions, the function is carried out in hardware.

    For chips where a "program" in the terms usually discussed here is used, (i.e. a stored program), many chips now come with a development system. In most cases these days, they are written in C/C++. A few are still programmed in FORTRAN or assembler, but basically, anything that can be compiled down to an image that can be blown/flashed into a prom will do. A few software suppliers make IDE's targetting a more general audience, MS for example make embedded C++ targetting Intel, MIPS, ARM, SH3 etc. processors running Windows CE.

    An interesting hybrid system is the CGA type chips where special compilers can convert "C" like code directly into hardware.

    >>> So this is what you do for a living?

    Almost all of my work at the moment targets embedded platforms, so, yes.
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