A TempleOS distro for heretics
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I, $FG,2$Terry A. Davis$FG$, wrote all of TempleOS over the past $TX,"13.9",D="DD_TEMPLEOS_AGE"$ years (full-time). It can run on some bare metal 64-bit PC's from about 2005-2010 with no layering, libraries, tools, modules or anything from other sources. Otherwise, you run it in a virtual machine, like $FG,2$VMware$FG$, $FG,2$QEMU$FG$ or $FG,2$VirtualBox$FG$. It is independent and stands alone. It has no networking, so it certainly doesn't call home. 100% of the src code is including on all distro's, from the kernel to the compiler to the boot loaders! It is public domain, not GPL.
*) $LK,"::/Kernel/FontStd.HC"$, is taken from $FG,4$$TX,"FreeDOS",HTML="http://www.freedos.org"$$FG$. It's public domain.
*) $LK,"::/Kernel/FontCyrillic.HC"$, is taken from $FG,4$$TX,"OrientDisplay",HTML="http://www.orientdisplay.com/images/cyrillic-Russian-fonts.gif"$$FG$ without permission.
*) $LK,"ATA Reg and Cmd Definitions",A="MN:ATA_NOP"$ are originally from Linux. Later, I got the spec.
*) The heap algorithm, $LK,"::/Kernel/Mem/MAllocFree.HC"$, is adapted from one I saw at Ticketmaster when I worked on their VAX operating system.
*) The LZW compression algorithm, $LK,"::/Kernel/Compress.HC"$, came from a magazine and I implemented it when I worked for Ticketmaster.
*) The adaptive-step-size-Runge-Kutta algorithm, $LK,"::/Adam/AMathODE.HC"$, is adapted from the book, $UL,1$Numeric Recipies in C$UL,0$.
*) The mountain in some games is from $FG,4$$TX,"http://www.public-domain-photos.com",HTML="http://www.public-domain-photos.com"$$FG$. The wolf in BlackDiamond is also from there. I took watermarked photos and converted to 16 color.
*) The $FG,2$FAT32$FG$ file system is owned by MicroSoft.
*) A few features were inspired by $FG,2$MATLAB$FG$, such as $FG,2$ans$FG$ in expressions at the command-line. There is a lot of $FG,2$MSDOS$FG$ , $FG,2$Windows$FG$, $FG,2$VAXTMOS$FG$ (VAX Ticketmaster O.S.) and $FG,2$Unix$FG$ inspiration, too, such as drive letters, command names, etc.
*) I included $LK,"PCIDevice Lst File",A="FI:::/Misc/PCIDevices.DD",HTML="http://www.pcidatabase.com/reports.php?type=tab-delimeted"$.
*) Thanks to whoever wrote this $FG,4$$TX,"CppHtml.HC.Z",HTML="http://web.archive.org/web/20100325153025/http://home.scarlet.be/zoetrope/cpphtml.htm"$$FG$. I'm a novice on web stuff and you helped me with html. See $LK,"::/Demo/ToHtmlToTXTDemo/ToHtml.HC"$.
*) I looked at bootable CD boot sects, but didn't learn anything, finding it easier to make my own.
*) I think I got my original PC speaker code from $FG,2$Borland C$FG$.
*) I found PS/2 keyboard and mouse code on the net and documentation. My code is very different. I found VGA reg info on the net.
*) Thanks to $FG,4$$TX,"http://www.osdev.org",HTML="http://www.osdev.org"$$FG$ for a couple tips.
*) God told me to stick with 640x480 16 color and single-voice 8-bit signed MIDI-like sample for sound. He kept me from zombie-walking into making child windows like $FG,2$Windows$FG$. Instead, I made one window per task with no child windows. He also guided my progress, very obviously.
*) I got $FG,4$$TX,"Webster's Dictionary",HTML="http://www.templeos.org/files/DICTIONARY.DD"$$FG$ and $LK,"The King James Bible",A="FI:::/Misc/Bible.TXT"$ from $FG,4$$TX,"Project Gutenberg",HTML="http://web.archive.org/web/20110730111436/http://promo.net/pg/"$$FG$.
*) John Carmack inspired me to use "$LK,"Clamp",A="MN:Clamp"$" as a name instead of "Limit". He inspired me to use "needle" and "haystack" as names. He inspired me to simplify my Frames-Per-Second code.
*) Bill Gates inspired me to add comments to my $LK,"Help & Index",A="FI:::/Doc/HelpIndex.DD"$.
*) I hired an artist, Cody Rigby, for $$3,000 worth of pixel art.
*) Erik van der Karbargenbok wrote /Downloads shell scripts -- gw.
*) The random number generator is from Donald Knuth in the wikipedia entry for $TX,"Linear_congruential_generator",HTML="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator"$.
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* "MSDOS", "Windows", "MovieMaker", "MS Paint" and "FAT32" are trademarks owned by MicroSoft Corp.
* "SiteBuilder" is a trademark owned by Yahoo! Inc.
* "MagicISO" is a trademark owned by MagicISO Corp.
* "MATLAB" is a trademark owned by The Math Works, Inc.
* "$TX,"FreeDOS",HTML="http://www.freedos.org"$" is a trademark owned by Jim Hall.
* "QEMU" is a trademark owned by Fabrice Bellard.
* "VAX" is a trademark owned by Digital Equipment Corp.
* "Linux" is a trademark owned by Linus Torvalds.
* "VAXTMOS" is a trademark owned by Ticketmaster.
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