Hot Dog Linux – based on retro computing system GUIs #Retrocomputing #VintageComputing
Hot Dog Linux is a live image based on Slackware Live. The design goals include:
A graphical user interface based on retro computer systems including Windows 3.1 Hot Dog Stand, Amiga Workbench, Atari ST GEM, and Mac Classic and Aqua
Custom lightweight Objective-C foundation
Bitmapped graphics, low DPI displays
No Unicode support by design
Hot Dog Linux is an acronym that stands for Horrible Obsolete Typeface and Dreadful Onscreen Graphics for Linux. Hot Dog Linux uses a custom lightweight Objective-C foundation on top of the GCC Objective-C runtime. The style of Objective-C is completely different from the one Apple uses, everything is basically id.
By design, Unicode is not supported.
Low DPI displays are preferred, since the graphics are bitmapped and fixed in size. The preferred aspect ratio for Hot Dog Linux is 5:4 in landscape, and 3:4 in portrait.
Released under the GNU General Public License, version 3.
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