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Intellivision Operating System Revealed

simoniker posted more than 11 years ago | from the never-too-late-for-an-os-update dept.

Classic Games (Games) 309

Thanks to an anonymous reader for pointing to the IntyOS site, which has released Version 0.2 Alpha of a "multitasked operating system for the Intellivision console." According to the site, IntyOS "..includes a powerful GUI which handles a mouse pointer, windows, menus, icons, etc", and was "..written from scratch in CP-1600 assembly language in order to fit exactly to the hardware specificities of the Intellivision. Its main goal is now to see how far it's possible to go with today's technologies on such a limited system from the early 80's" There's also a site mirror available, and the demo ROM is viewable in a Java applet.

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perhaps, a post that is dubbed 'First'. (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297387)

Re:perhaps, a post that is dubbed 'First'. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297426)

This is wrong...

...and yet, so right!

Re:perhaps, a post that is dubbed 'First'. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297542)

Looks pretty good to me.

GODDAMN FUCKTARD MODS!!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297611)

You steaming piles of cat shit!!! Motherfucker has a fucking point....don't cry like little bitches and mod him down....

fuck, i hope the meta-mods strap you over a 55gal barrel and sodomize your anuses with Garden Weasels (tm).

"This exact comment has already been posted. Try to be more original..."

How's about i be original with my shaft sunk 3/4 long in your mother's rectum? Oh wait, that's not quite original is it? My apologies to the rest of the neighbood dongs that have plunged into that rotting anus.

More original...FUCK YOU

Thank you that is all, have a nice day. :-)

Bye Bye. (3, Funny)

OS24Ever (245667) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297391)

Bye Bye IntOS. Slashdotted in 0.33 seconds.

Re:Bye Bye. (3, Funny)

TopShelf (92521) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297537)

That's what they get for running the site on an Intellivision as well...

Re:Bye Bye. (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297545)

As a rock-in-roll Physicist once said, where ever you go, there you are.

I believe that was a Brady.

Re:Bye Bye. (1)

armyofone (594988) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297632)

"Laugh while you can, Monkey Boy"

Will anyone get that reference or am I just wasting karma?

Ah well, what the hell...

Re:Bye Bye. (1)

tolan-b (230077) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297698)

That was probably a joke, but I should point out that the site is fine :)

Games (1, Funny)

blackmonday (607916) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297404)

But will it still play Burgertime?

Re:Games (2, Funny)

Surak (18578) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297442)

Burgertime! Yeah! That was COOL game. Until I got a job in fast food anyway. :)

Was that released on Intellivision? I remember playing it on ColecoVision [colecovision.com] , but I suppose since they were contemporaries it could have been released on Intellivision. :)

Re:Games (2, Informative)

Tarrek (547315) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297705)

It sure was released on the INTV! A great version [intvfunhouse.com] too.

Curious about more this system has to offer? He's a Top 25 thread from Digitpress.com, one of the greatest retrogaming sites out there: Some other great INTV Games [digitpress.com] .

Re:Games (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297587)

Interesting that you link anchor the 'punk' and not 'band'...

Re:Games (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297620)

Predictable, actually. Punk no longer means what it used to...now it's just a label kiddies use to try to be different. The whole punk culture now is exactly the society punk used to rebel against.

You're all sheep. BAAAAHHHH

But... (2, Insightful)

Gibble (514795) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297408)

Can I still use my old intellivision games with this?

Re:But... (1)

fobbman (131816) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297522)

Well, looks like the market for this OS just doubled. Well on their way to that "Profit!" step, I'd say.

Sounds like fun (2, Funny)

Cryect (603197) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297417)

Sounds like it was fun to develop. Hehe now some people need to code lots of apps for it like P2P ;) And so how long before someone ask can the OS be used for a beowolf cluster?

Re:Sounds like fun (1)

Omicron32 (646469) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297663)

Wow! Imagine a Beowolf cluster of th...

Oh...

The true test of an OS... (5, Funny)

Savatte (111615) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297424)

can Doom run on it yet?

A mountain called Intellivision (5, Funny)

rdewald (229443) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297437)

Why do this? Because it's there? I have a Tandy 102 without a working "P" on the keyboard someone could have. Maybe it would be neat to write a OS without using any P's.

Re:A mountain called Intellivision (5, Funny)

tarquin_fim_bim (649994) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297517)

It could just work, when my right mouse button stopped working I invented the Mac.

Re:A mountain called Intellivision (1)

billimad (629204) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297520)

Why do this? Because it's there? I have a Tandy 102 without a working "P" on the keyboard someone could have. Maybe it would be neat to write a OS without using any P's.

sounds like a certain antivirus company beat you to it.

Re:A mountain called Intellivision (2, Funny)

mkelley (411060) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297653)

I'd name it P.O.S.

Re:A mountain called Intellivision (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297717)

How the fuck would you name it P.O.S. without the fucking P key, you fucking moron?

Re:A mountain called Intellivision (2, Funny)

mechugena (311767) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297685)

Now, why would you want P on your computer? Doesn't that short out the electronics and make it smell bad?

WHAT WHAT? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297440)

the intellivisions "..includes a powerful GUI which handles a mouse pointer, windows, menus, icons, etc"

Powerful compared to what? Gnome? Certainly not powerful compared to KDE or OS X, or even Windows.

Re:WHAT WHAT? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297702)

I guess anything is more powerful than nothing, which is the sum of all of the GUI power it had until now.

amazing (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297447)

whats next, getting linux to run on an abacus?

MOD PARENT UP - FUNNY!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297487)

no kidding yo! :-)

Re:amazing (4, Funny)

dasmegabyte (267018) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297564)

I'd like to see linux running on my Incan quipu strands. They are, after all, binary. I'm willing to donate to the project, but I'm broke, so all I can offer to the coder is a terrace farm and all the guinea pigs you can eat.

lol (-1, Redundant)

ReLik (599554) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297460)

i rock

Who needs Mini-ITX now? (3, Funny)

binaryDigit (557647) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297465)

The old Intellivisions didn't need a fan right? Just take the guts and stick it into a l33t case. It already has video out right, as well as audio. This could be a sweeet part of your home entertainment system or in your car. If you had a big enough cluster of them in your trunk, you might even be able to play a 8kbps mp3! I bet VIA is shaking in their boots, expect a lawsuit from them on these guys any minute now!

obligatory statement... (1)

nacturation (646836) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297488)

Imagine a Beowolf cluster of these!

Re:Who needs Mini-ITX now? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297700)

It may not have had any fans, but the system itself used to run VERY hot. After running for 20 mins, you could burn yourself on the surface of the machine. If you actually start doing some frequent calculations on it, I'd imagine it could become even hotter.

And its still better than linux! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297467)

Wow! A fully working os with NO text files to edit! Fuck you linux, once I ported mozillabird to this thing I will no longer need to use your penis bird inspired OS

-1, trollbait, BECAUSE THE DELUDED MODS CAN'T TAKE THE PAINFUL TRUTH!

GODDAMN FUCKTARD MODS!!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297533)

You steaming piles of cat shit!!! Motherfucker has a fucking point....don't cry like little bitches and mod him down....

fuck, i hope the meta-mods strap you over a 55gal barrel and sodomize your anuses with Garden Weasels (tm).

What, no NetBSD? (5, Funny)

sulli (195030) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297472)

I swear, this is still more proof that *BSD is dying.

Re:What, no NetBSD? (4, Funny)

Surak (18578) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297521)

Of course, NOW someone will port it just to prove that *BSD isn't dying. :)

Disappointed (1, Funny)

MeanMF (631837) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297473)

How come nobody has posted a lame joke about SCO suing Intellivision yet?

Re:Disappointed (0, Flamebait)

bmorton (170477) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297494)

SCO is suing Intellivision. Isn't that funny? Ha. Ha.

still no cure for cancer. (-1, Offtopic)

outsider007 (115534) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297476)

woo!

I bet he runs his web server on.... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297477)

YOU GUESSED IT! INTELLIVISION!! You win the right to GO OUTSIDE!

lamefiltersuxlamefiltersuxlamefiltersuxitsnottoo manycaps

Obligatory quote.. (-1, Redundant)

TheAvatar666 (670893) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297486)

Now imagine a beowulf cluster of those... No, wait. Nevermind. lol

Hot damn. (5, Interesting)

Civil_Disobedient (261825) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297491)

If someone can fit a GUI'd, multitasking OS in such a small amount of physical memory, why does Windows have to take up so much, or even Linux for that matter? I realize that programming in assembly is a bitch over C++, but surely Microsoft, with it's paid developers, could accomplish something streamlined like this.

I wish Gates would hold off on innovation for a couple of years to produce such a beast. I, for one, would gladly pay for an Assembly-optimized, thoroughly bug-fixed version of Windows.

Re:Hot damn.-Squeeze play. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297532)

"If someone can fit a GUI'd, multitasking OS in such a small amount of physical memory, why does Windows have to take up so much, or even Linux for that matter? "

Portability. Ease of development.

Re:Hot damn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297535)

Because the intellivision os does fuckall - which
you would soon discover if you tried to use it
as a replacement for windows or linux.

Crash handling takes a lot of code (0)

nzyank (623627) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297539)

Think about all the code and ram and stuff taken up for the crash window messages in Winders. Each one is a separate bitmap. Just one blue screen takes up 1024x768x4 bytes and they have lots of them.

Re:Hot damn. (5, Funny)

gearheadsmp (569823) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297552)

I for one welcome our new Assembly Optimized overlords.

Re:Hot damn. (1)

isotope23 (210590) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297559)

Heh! I would love to see the Assembly freaks do Linux. Has any group of crazies yet come forth to try it?

Re:Hot damn. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297583)

hehe ... he used 'Gates' and 'innovation' in the same sentence. hehe.

Are you a fucking idiot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297602)

Have you tried to use the Intellivision OS to revise your resume, do email, or read stupid-ass posts like YOURS on slashdot?

Read this article DUMBASS... this "OS" does BASICALLY NOTHING... now please try GOING OUTSIDE and maybe GOING ON A DATE for once in your life.. give up the MS bashing, no girl is going to like you because YOU BASH MS!! IDIOT!!!

Re:Are you a fucking idiot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297731)

Right, because everybody knows MS men are way sexier. I mean look at that fat sweaty Ballmer or that Gates who needs to be reminded to shower. I'm sure women love them because they're international sex symbols and not because of their ludicrous wealth. Now, get back to work before one of your managers up there in Redmond catches you fucking around on /.!

Re:Hot damn. (1)

athakur999 (44340) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297656)

It has no networking code, only has to work with one type of video chip and one type of audio chip, doesn't have to support endless storage configurations, no printers, no USB ports, etc.

When you only have to target one very clearly defined platform that's never going to change, it's relatively easy making something small.

Re:Hot damn. (1)

toddestan (632714) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297671)

It all comes down to what is cheaper and easier.

It's much harder to and more expensive to find a better software solution than a hardware solution. You can either optomize the code, program in assembler, cut out the unnessecary stuff, optomize more, pull some cool tricks, etc. - OR - you can just throw some more hardware at your sloppy code and get (basically) the same results.

Throw in the fact that computer makers have an interest in having people purchase a new computer every few years, and it's not hard to see why we have 3Ghz systems with a gigabyte of ram that consume 300W while idling.

Re:Hot damn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297696)

Maybe because with Linux there are 1000s of programs, and with Windows, well, can't help you there. Mod me funny cause I made fun of Windows, it's the Slashdot way.

Re:Hot damn. (1)

skurk (78980) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297718)

I have problems seeing why an OS should take several gigabytes as well (as Windows XP for instance)

Take a look at MenuetOS [menuetos.org] for example (also mentioned on slashdot [slashdot.org] earlier). It's a pre-emptive multitasking OS with many apps, games and utilities..

..and the distro is on one floppy!

Ofcourse, it's all written in x86 assembly. Seriously, give it a try, I guarantee you some eyebrow exercise. :)

Re:Hot damn. (0, Troll)

the gnat (153162) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297758)

If someone can fit a GUI'd, multitasking OS in such a small amount of physical memory, why does Windows have to take up so much, or even Linux for that matter?

Yeah, I'm kind of sick of projects to port/write an OS for every godawful piece of obsolete hardware available. Why waste time and effort making an elaborate system for paleolithic hardware, when one can get the same experience simply by running Windows XP on a P4?

(Although to be fair I should point out that GNOME and KDE have recently become Windows without the grace and stability, because apparently an OS isn't competitive anymore unless it has fruity throbbing widgets.)

Lots of reasons (5, Informative)

Sycraft-fu (314770) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297765)

A big one is hardware abstraction. Sure, you can produce a 100% optimised 100% assembly program for a given system configuration. However I for one value the ability to have different hardware. For that you need abstraction. The Os needs to present a unified API for a given function (like OpenGL for graphics) and then handle the abstraction to the driver layer.

Another bigge is features. So great, they got a multi taking OS that runs a clock and such on an old system. Show me one that does the same things Linux or Windows does (like have a full featured web browser, 3d graphics, sound, etc) and then I'll jump on the bloat train.

Then there are others like maintainability, expandibility, portability and so on. Go ahead and write a major application, like something on the order of Office or Mozilla in pure assembly. Supposing you can even tackle that task, then try and maintain it. For even more fun, try porting it. You'll quickly see why C++ is a plus.

Yes, modern stuff does tned to suffer form some bloat since hardware allows it, but there are plenty of legitimate reasons to use the extra power available.

Does that mean they finally released the keyboard? (5, Funny)

nzyank (623627) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297492)

My first console was the Intellivision. Bought it so that I could program it when they released the keyboard. Still waiting.

Re:Does that mean they finally released the keyboa (1)

Tarrek (547315) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297604)

The full keyboard componant was never released, true, but if you want to do some BASIC programing on it, please feel free to get the computer componant that was released, which includes a simple keyboard, and the ability to use a few carts that the basic one can't: Mr. BASIC Meets Bits And Bytes, Scooby Doo's Maze Chase, The Jetson's Fun With Words, and a few others, I think. It's a neat enough gadget, you can use it to design your own mazes in Scooby Doo's, which is plenty groovy for me. I quite enjoy mine (But, then, I have five Intellivisions).

Re:Does that mean they finally released the keyboa (1)

Tarrek (547315) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297626)

Just for the record though (Not that I'm expecting many impulse buys from you guys), the computer componant that was released only works with the Intellivision II (grey console).

Re:Does that mean they finally released the keyboa (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297744)

Pump Up this guys carma, that is some funny crap!

8 MOBS... (2, Interesting)

nhaze (684461) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297498)

Roughly, an Intellivision includes: ... a 'Standard Television Interface Chip' (STIC) with a resolution of 160x96 in 16 colors + up to 8 'Moving OBjects' (MOBS)
I was curious if someone familiar with older processors could explain the significance of independent MOBS? Are these small independent caches for storing sprites or something?

Re:8 MOBS... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297551)

explain the significance of independent MOBS

they are easier to contain. One unified MOB often ends up lynching people, whereas you can tear gas and easily break up several smaller MOBS.

Re:8 MOBS... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297605)

>explain the significance of independent MOBS? Are these small independent caches for storing sprites or something?

Not sure, but I think the word "sprite" wasn't even invented yet. Hence this "weird" description.

Re:8 MOBS... (4, Informative)

schon (31600) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297625)

I was curious if someone familiar with older processors could explain the significance of independent MOBS? Are these small independent caches for storing sprites or something?

Sounds like they are sprites - hardware ones, that is (sometimes called 'BOBs').

You create a bitmap in video memory (video memory was a section of RAM that was accessible by the video chip), then point a hardware register to it - the hardware takes care of drawing the sprite on the screen.

Typically you animate the sprite by changing the pointer to point to a different image.

The sprite hardware typically had location register(s) as well, so you could move the sprite on the screen by changing the X/Y registers.. the C64 had two registers (split over 3 bytes) to control the X/Y location of a sprite, but some systems (such as Atari, IIRC) only had one location register (for horizontal location), and you had to redraw the sprite to move it in the other direction.

Re:8 MOBS... (5, Informative)

SirWhoopass (108232) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297642)

You're missing the critical component: the processor.

An Intellivision contains a General Instruments CP1610, which is a 16-bit microprocessor. More details available here [intellivisionlives.com] . The Intellivision contained a rather powerful processor for it's day, which is probably why this is possible. You could buy a keyboard for it (which contained additional RAM) that allowed you to program it in BASIC.

At Penny-Arcade we call this (1)

sheepab (461960) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297500)

wanged.

Way to break the link slashdot.

OS keeps Crashing! (1)

Cryect (603197) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297510)

Hehe the OS keeps crashing in the JAVA demo.

It's a shame... (2, Interesting)

JFMulder (59706) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297512)

... there is no way to make your own Intellivision cartridges. I still have my Intellivision I and II (the brown one and the gray one) and they're still working! I'd be nice to try this on a real Intellivision.

Re:It's a shame... (4, Informative)

Windcatcher (566458) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297556)

Chad Schell made a run of Intellicarts that let you download just about any game to your real Intellivision. It's only too bad he stopped after around 100 or so...

And yes, I have one :)

Re:It's a shame... (2, Informative)

Tarrek (547315) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297667)

You can still find them around eBay sometimes, and if I recall correctly, he's collecting orders for a new batch.

No penguins? (5, Funny)

paroneayea (642895) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297528)

So wait, someone's installing an OS on a retro system... it isn't Linux... yet it's being posted on Slashdot?
What's going on here?

Re:No penguins? (1)

gearheadsmp (569823) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297589)

The first person to port Linux's source to assembly....
*makes Dr. Evil pinkie motion* ...wins a nurse shark with a laser pointer strapped to it's head!

Re:No penguins? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297655)

Yes, we all know that Linux is the only OS that's worth anything. Never mind the fact that it doesn't run much without an emulator, is a royal pain to find drivers for and set up, and is nearly impossible for n00bs to set up (because every experienced user will tell the n00b to RTFM or flame him for asking stupid questions, wherein the n00b will give up and reinstall Windows)

if someone hasn't said it already (1)

utexaspunk (527541) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297531)

they must've been hosting their website on that intellivision...

Imagine ... (2, Funny)

Etyenne (4915) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297538)

... a Beowulf cluster of Intellivision running IntyOS ! w00t !

CPU Load (1)

nhaze (684461) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297570)

That's funny... Under their demo, Click tools, then CPU Load and watch the digits fly.

Finaly! (1)

Blacklotuz (575879) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297582)

A next step will certainly be to add an Internet connection ;-) 16-bit porn!

err... (1)

Schart (587279) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297628)

color.

hmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297590)

"Intellivision Operating System Revealed" ... to be MS-DOS? CP/M? Multix? Come on, I'm dying here!

I remember Intellivision (4, Interesting)

sakusha (441986) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297595)

The local cable TV system in Dubuque Iowa did an experiment with Intellivision, back in the day. Intellivision users could get a special cable adapter and play other users across the cable net. This was the first networked multiuser video game system in the world. The system also offered text chat. It was a short-lived experiment, IIRC it only lasted a year or two, then Group W Cable discovered it wasn't making any money on it, so they pulled the plug. Still, it was an awesome precedent.

Re:I remember Intellivision (1)

haa...jesus christ (576980) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297762)

not to be a smartass - anything more specific than 'the day'? I don't think there's an ANSI standard for that metric yet. thanks

Re:I remember Intellivision (1)

SirWhoopass (108232) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297787)

Are you sure you're not remembering the PlayCable [intellivisionlives.com] module for the Intellivision? It was available in limited areas and allow subscribers to play a number of games that were downloaded from cable TV onto the system.

All those man hours... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297608)

...could probably be better spent in any number of ways:
  • improving open source software that people will actually *use*

  • raising money for your favorite charity

  • mentoring a kid who needs a role model



Sorry, but I just don't see the value in a project such as this one.

Or... free advertising to 100's of geeks! (1)

simetra (155655) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297624)

That's pretty smart, getting free advertising to a nice target demographic.

Once it works and has aps, (2, Funny)

pecosdave (536896) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297630)

then what? Inty office? How long until vi is ported? emacs? Mozilla likes to run on everything, is Sun now obligated to write a virtual machine FOR the Intellivision?

Apple's New Product... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297633)

NEWS BULITIN - Cupertino, CA

Rumors came to an end today. In a press conference, Steve Jobs announced the new Apple user input/output device. The device, called COCK(R), it is a radical shift in human interaction devices. COCK(R)'s enhanced as it also contains feedback support.

Basically COCK(R) looks like a shaft with two balls at the end. A user places the shaft into their mouth and keeps the balls pointed towards the monitor. There are sensors on the balls that track the motion of the COCK(R) in relation to the monitor. The user must look at the area on the screen to move the mouse. Thrusting of the shaft results in click actions. Additional functions may be provided by mapping licking and coddling the balls.

Since the device is used by one's mouth, bio-metric security can easily be used on OS X. COCK(R) has a built sampling device which can match saliva to specific users on the computer. As such, the user will have access based on their spit.

Feedback exists in several forms. First the shaft may increase in size to better fit the user's mouth. This usually takes a couple of minutes. There is also the ability to give the user a slight shock given error conditions on the computer. Additionally, in severe error states, a milky substance will be emitted from the COCK(R) to signify an error condition to the user.

Questions at the press release signified mixed opinions on COCK(R). There seems to be resistance to using such a device in the non-Macintosh community. Steve Jobs acknowledged this problem. As such, the current mice will still be available when purchasing Macintoshes. Currently Apple is marketing towards current users of their platform. "Product testing showed us that long-term Mac users were most willing to use COCK," Jobs stated.

Despite resistance, Apple does not feel it will hurt their sales, only increase them. Jobs said "We at Apple hope that COCK will be as important as our switch to G3 based computers. As such, our marketing staff are fully committed to convincing every one that COCK is the best."

Now that Steve Jobs released COCK(R) onto the world, he hopes sales will increase steadily. One mac fan stated "COCK is the best IO device in the world. Even the milky error substance tastes great!" Apple's stock has not significantly dropped or rose. However, Apple's online store estimates that sales of COCK(R) will rise in the next two weeks.

Doom (1)

inertia@yahoo.com (156602) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297649)

You've got to be kidding. I didn't know Intellevision could run DOOM [spatula-city.org] .

Will Grandma ever stop calling my Game Cube "Nintellevision?"

Re:Doom (1)

nhaze (684461) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297715)

Damn that is really impressive. If only I had that cartridge way back when. Although, we don't see what the frame rates for DOOM are on the original hardware. If that were the case, I'm guessing that might have taken quite awhile to record.

Intel v. Intellivision (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297651)

In a related story, Intel is suing Intellivision for infringing on their brand name. An Intel spokesman reveals that any word containing the name Intel, as well as Inside, and the letter P are considered to be the P(tm)rop(tm)erty of Intel.
Ongoing cases
here [intellite.com] and
here [npr.org] .

Dare I say it? (-1, Redundant)

j0hnfr0g (652153) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297657)


Imagine a Beowulf....ah, you know the rest.

I will personall buy the guy who did this a hooker (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297726)

Because obviously he has never been laid a day in his fucking life.

Hand coded in assembler for a fucking Intellivision home system?

I'd rather jack-off with barbed wire wrapped around my hands.

GUI in Intellivision emu Java Applet (1)

Hobart (32767) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297739)

Wow, and it's faster than Java's own AWT ;)

Lost cause? Waste of programming time? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#6297748)

Why on earth would you bother programming an OS for the intellivision? The 30 year old system is really outdated and not worth the initivate of something else that it might warrent.

I think that if you can go ahead and make an OS for a video game system that is about 30 years old, then you can take your old XBOX and remod it with something other than what you think. Sometimes, I wonder why open source is doing so well... I mean..

You have a bunch of crazy zealots trying to make a single program, while at the same time you have huge corperations motivated to a single task and I think that if you wanted to use the power in this computer that you can see, but sometimes, you guys amaze me

Slashdot is the biggest crack pot of open source crackheads that i've ever seen.

If you really want to get something done, sometimes you have to do it yourself.

And if you want to be the way that you are, then do it, but for now if you really want to see some action in the Open Source (tm) market, you need to get some real skills from places like MIcrosoft, or someplace other.

In closing, I'd like to present an idea... sort of like a huge distributed computing project.. like SETI@HOME

Now, if you could use the same distributed computing power of places like seti@home then you could inevitably use it for otehr things, like decrypting RC5, or unravelling the human genetic code... something useful, not some stupid alien search.

It's like in the movie K-PAX, where the guy thinks he is from some weird planet orbiting a binary star system, but in reality he's just some mental patient that has gone totally nuts and has a strange case of savant syndrome.

Now, if he really did exist in that way, you might think that he can go a long way in the ways of a savant, but I think that if you think that he's correct, you might be the one to unravel the mystery.

Sometimes, I wonder how easy it wuold be to decrypt these library computer passwords, using l0phtcrack and whatnot, but I'd opt for the eaiser choice and not.... hacking is bad, and you are all morons for reasing this cesspool that is SLASHDOT, THANK YOU ALL FOR LISTENING

MODDED -4 TROLL!!

LONG LIVE TROLLS

I had one of these things! (1)

antis0c (133550) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297757)

They were awesome, a spectecle of graphics and sound. The controllers looked more like telephones mixed with a tv remote. Anyone remember that metallic disc? I also remember getting a B52 bomber with the voice synthesis cartridge addon for it. Hardly understable, I was amazed at the time haha. Memories..

potatoe power (0, Flamebait)

kguilber (586327) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297767)

does it come with potatoe batteries?

Computational Power (2)

32bitwonder (684603) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297791)

Now THAT's computational power...complete with crappy 8-bit music. I love it! I'm always impressed when people go out of their way to write OS's for obsolete hardware of such small footprint. Makes my LC III running Linux look..so..ordinary.

___________________________________
www.32bitwonder.org ...because it's possible

Memories (1)

HarveyBirdman (627248) | more than 11 years ago | (#6297798)

I remember when I used to have free time.

I'd read the article, but I have 25,000 lines of VHDL to write today.

*sigh* :-(

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