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Omega Infinity



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2002 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I just wanted to know everything you can tell me about it.....

is it a principal OS (not installed on any OS).... how much disk space do I need?

how bigger is it?

what does it offer that makes it a good choice?

thank for the info, sincerely

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2002 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On 2002-05-08 21:44, Omega Infinity wrote:
well I just wanted to know everything you can tell me about it.....


Sure.....most of it is floating around in the forums, but I'll try to answer some of the questions you posted here

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is it a principal OS (not installed on any OS).... how much disk space do I need?


No, Seal is not an OS, it is a Desktop that runs on top of DOS Similar to the 16-bit versions of Windows. Seal can run in less than 2Mb.

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what does it offer that makes it a good choice?


Seal is a small desktop that is independent of any large corporations. Currently, speed leaves something to be desired, but beauty is good.
The thing that makes it a good choice is the fact that applications are being developed and it has a bright future. We might not have as many followers as Linux (63 including you) but now that things are roling smoothely, Seal will lead the way into the future as the choice Client for Linux domains. (and then I stop dreaming)

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Omega Infinity



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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2002 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well....... actually, I see that it is an interesting software....... but I don't get it.... what's the difference betwwen a desktop that uses its own software, and is able to compile software and an OS?...... besides, I wanna know something..... do I have to install it, or is it enough to boot it from any removeble media?

look, I got 128 megs of RAM and a 500 Mhz PIII processor.... so I think thats enough....... can I run it from a bootable CD?
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, an OS will start without any other programs to start it, Seal is just a GUI that requires dos to run, Seal is not able to compile it's own applications. it could be run from removable media using RAM disks.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You probably can run SEAL from a CD, but you may get errors about the opening of MSS.LOG and SEAL.DBG for writing.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure, but how about making a ramdisk (like small distros of linux) wouldn't that allow seal to operate in its own little enviroment...

It may be something to think about...
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as i suggested above, yes, we can put together a bootable FreeDOS ISO that creates a RAM disk unpacks Seal2 to the RAM disk, then asks you if you'd like to run regedit (so that any changes required can be made) before starting Seal from the RAM disk.

there is already a bootable FDbeta8 ISO, maybe use that as a base.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, why dont we use a specialized registry designed for ramdisk usage?
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was thinking of configuring the screen resolution using regedit, maybe just have a choice of resolutions on screen and import a different reg key for each choice.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In hybridOS, I am planning on configuring it so that the resolutions are in the skins also, that way the skins look there best....
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm, what?!
why would you want a skin to change screen resolution?

i meant so that the user could configure Seal so that it will run on their machine, for instance the user can set the res to 640x480x256 if necesary.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure yet, I will include the resoulution option for users.... I am testing ideas right now
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having the resolution in a skin is a VERY bad idea!

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it might not be a bad idea... I've downloaded skins for windows before that were made for screen resolutions other than 800x600, but I was unaware of it at that moment. I got really disapointed when I couldn't use the skin since I can't use higher resolutions
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

but at least the skin doesn't jack your settings up to 1024x768 leaving you with an unusable system. if we simply make skins for whatever res we want the users can decide wether or not they're suitable for lower resolutions.

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