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    Mock Operating System

    Hello,
    I am fairly new to the forums and I have decided that I will post some of my discontinued projects for others to further upon and learn from.

    The following application was intended for me to practice basic functions of Visual Basic to present to my programming class. The application has the look of an operating system (modeled after Windows 7) and has some very basic features.

    I like to refer to this application as "Test OS" and I have outlined it's features below.

    FEATURES
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    • Creates system directory in (My Documents\Test OS)
    • Basic user accounts (Select Account, Create Account, Select Picture)
    • Basic desktop (Start menu with applications running, Customize background, Customize theme color, Internet Connectivity)
    • Basic Applications (Tabbed web browser, calculator, notepad, settings)
    • Basic Activation (Very, very basic. I have developed a new version but have not updated this release)


    There are a few more features that I have not listed. I have tried adding an update system, but I stopped due to lack of interest.

    Please let me know what you think about the application, I am eager for your feedback!

    Thanks,
    VisualCode

    EDIT:
    In order for the add user account function to work, you must enable the link label in designer view and edit the following code:

    Settings.vb Line 145
    FROM: If NewAccountName.Trim <> "" Then
    TO: If NewAccountName = "" Then


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    Download Link - (42.25 MB)
    My apologies, MegaUpload is no more. I have provided a few alternates. I am not quite sure they are as new as the other version, though.



    4shared - http://www.4shared.com/zip/OxrNyzAe/...l?refurl=d1url
    Mediafire - http://www.mediafire.com/?r9v7ulyuog89gd5
    Last edited by VisualCode; Mar 5th, 2012 at 09:18 PM. Reason: Updated Links
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    Re: Mock Operating System

    You don't need me to tell you that it isn't an operating system but it certainly is a good way of learning the ropes and getting familiar with what VB.NET has to offer. Good work.

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    Re: Mock Operating System

    Not a lot impresses me to be honest but this does, even though it's a very very basic looking operating system that has only like 10 features, I personally think it's great!

    Never thought to do anything like this at all, I say keep working on it.

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    Re: Mock Operating System

    neat! keep it up!

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    Re: Mock Operating System

    Nice work, I have done something similar for use on USB storage devices. I also did that just for something to give me something to work on in order to learn.

    (too bad megaupload got slapped, I was going to download)

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    Re: Mock Operating System

    Do you still have the download?
    Though my programming skills may not be great, I seek to better my knowledge though websites like this, and lessons.

    My VB Versions:

    VB 2010

    VB 6

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    Re: Mock Operating System

    OOPS Mega Upload is down...
    Can somebody provide an alternative link?

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    Re: Mock Operating System

    Sorry for the delay! I have been quite busy these past few months. I have updated the download links...but I am not quite sure if that version is the exact same. My apologies!
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