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Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 20, 2010, 02:17:23 am
Hey, everybody! :) I thought it'd be a good idea to revive the OS-tan expanded universe originally proposed here at OSC, as a way to keep track of the many OS-tans and introduce them to newcomers all in the same place, to discuss OS-tan conjectures, backstories, and help type up character bios. I could really use some help with that!

The original thread closed down about 2.5 years ago, but the project still lives on, and still highly influential to OSC fanon.

From the OSC Wiki:

Quote from: undefinedThe OS-tan Annex Project was started on September 16, 2006 by former OS-tan Collections member C-Chan to create a OS-tan 'universe' to include new OS-tan characters and backstories. The Annex Project is by no means official but strives to integrate the new OS-tan characters and backstories with those of other OS-tan artists while still staying faithful to the original OS-tan canon and the work of other artists.

In the Annex Project, OS-tans are grouped into factions not to force political separations on them but rather to better organize them and the storytelling elements and that it would be much easier to remember an obscure OS-tan if she has a group representing her.

I hope I can restart this with the same enthusiasm and flair C-Chan had when he originally started this project! With this first post, I'm going to keep it simple, just listing the links for each faction. Later posts should get more interesting, and fancier!

There are 9 current factions plus a category for deceased OS-tans, and Wanderer Class for unaligned OS-tans making for a total of 11 categories, and some characters that have yet to be sorted: The unsorted characters when this thread was made have now been sorted.


Update: I went through this thread to identify information is that is out of date. Updated bios will be, or have been posted. The descriptions of the factions and some OS-tan bios were applicable at the time the Annex Project started, but some factions and characters have changed since then, which is elaborated on in the continuation.

A second revival starts in the middle of page 35 (https://www.ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1187.510.html).
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on February 20, 2010, 12:31:24 pm
Oh my...

I'll try to help as much as I can! I didn't even notice that the wiki was down... it's not down for the count, is it? @@
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 20, 2010, 12:33:50 pm
I didn't know it was down until a few days ago, but it's back up again this morning! I was afraid it was gone altogether!

Still, I think this will make a good thread for beginners to check out, and a place to work on character bios since not everybody can seem to register for the wiki.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on February 21, 2010, 06:06:30 pm
Well, any of the living IAS's plus VM/CMS and MACE would go into the Mainframe category.  Except for JOHNNIAC and SMIL who'd probably belong to the Binteeji Renmei.   Then again, I think the Mainframe guild may have to be subdivided at this point with the large CDC & IBM families and at some time in the past I imagine there used to be a Midwest Alliance which would have included the CDC-tans, MCP, UMES, the mid-western IAS's, and MTS.  That, and the formerly giant IAS Family.

Couple of others; UMES, WEIZAC, and OS^3 are all deceased.  I'd say IAS-sama would probably be loosely affiliated with the Binteeji Renmei, ILLIAC-senpai with the Linux/Unix Consortium, RCA TSOS with the Mainframes, and SABRE as a wanderer.

I may have thought about this possibility for a long time.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 21, 2010, 06:15:29 pm
I'll add those characters into the factions. ILLIAC being associated with the Linux/Unix Consortium seems unusual but especially interesting since she's neither of those, yet has associated with them. Now, what's her viewpoint on their ideals? Does she agree with the more liberal-minded members (i.e. many of the Linuces), or the more hard-lined conservative members (i.e. many of the Unices in the faction)?

Didn't know that UMES, WEIZAC and OS^3 are deceased though.

Is MTS still part of the Mainframe Guild, as well as the living CDC-tans?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on February 21, 2010, 06:58:11 pm
I imagine FreeVMS-tan MUST be a part of the CIOST, as FreeVMS-tan is OpenVMS-sama's adopted daughter.

THOR and Multics-sama are probably with the Binteeji Renmei.

I'd like to include the Data General-tans in the list: AOS-tan, DGUX-tan and RDOS-tan. Dunno what group they'd go into, though, but I'm sure all are alive.

Quote from: "stewartsage"Then again, I think the Mainframe guild may have to be subdivided at this point with the large CDC & IBM families and at some time in the past I imagine there used to be a Midwest Alliance which would have included the CDC-tans, MCP, UMES, the mid-western IAS's, and MTS. That, and the formerly giant IAS Family.


Good point: I imagine there would've been a number of factions in the past, probably too many to list here (plus it would make things confusing deluxe). There would have definitely been a DEC faction, DG faction and possibly an MIT faction....

I've always viewed the Mainframe Guild as a faction that can only be viewed through a modern-day perspective; it's the last holdout of the stubborn old school mainframe OS-tans, their way of staying separate and "above" the others.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 21, 2010, 07:29:10 pm
I got most of the Windows-tan bios from the original Annex Project thread up, with some updating where needed (i.e: XP's rivalry with Vistan).

RDOS-tan is listed in the CIOST, which I think suits her! AOS and DG/UX are added to the unsorted list. I'm sure they'd make for good CIOST members too, but need your confirmation.

Multics-sama could be part of the Binteeji Renmei? Just imagine how much prestige they will gain for her membership! :)

Interestingly... The Mac-tans visit the Vintage-tans quite a bit, and that means they probably know her! A bonus for the OSX-tans for meeting one of their oldest biological ancestors!

If the Mainframes are still that distant and old-school today, I've decided to have CRAY-1 will likely be a wanderer. She used to be like them but is much more down-to-earth in the present day, though she can still give the current mainframe-tans some words of wisdom!

I forgot to mention, what factions are the rest of the DEC-tans in? (TOPS-20, RSTS, VAXELN, RT-11, OS/8. )
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: CaptBrenden on February 21, 2010, 10:37:49 pm
I belive Fedora said something about getting it back up and running here...

http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=329&start=100
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 21, 2010, 10:48:43 pm
I saw that, and am glad it's back up, but wanted to revive this as a way to introduce and summarize all the characters in one thread, while the wiki goes further in-depth with everything.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on February 21, 2010, 10:50:53 pm
Actually, the only current ILLIAC is Linux based^^'.  ILLIAC-senpai's 'ideals' could be classified as "Let me eat pizza and occasionally do science" ;)  I'd be tempted to call her a wanderer, but she is friends with Linux-tan so where she part of any faction it would be that.

MTS-tan is dead too ;__;  Is Music/CP on the list?

Yeah, and as a guild I'd imagine it would have been the factions that composed a council of some sort.  As for the CDC's, TSOS, and most of the IBM's; its a tough call to place them in the Mainframe Guild.  It would probably be more as a show of solidarity with the old school then any particular ideological agreement.  Except for maybe MACE & OS/360.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 21, 2010, 10:59:26 pm
Oh! Didn't know that ILLIAC is currently Linux-based! I like her ideals, though they'd probably get her kicked out of the LUC. o_o

Awww... Didn't know that MTS-tan is dead. :(

MUSIC/CP isn't on the list (I forgot to add her), but I'll add her.

I see. It seemed strange at first, having some of the nicer/less arrogant Mainframes still be in the guild. Guess they're there for old time's sake after all.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on February 21, 2010, 11:50:34 pm
Yesss, "The Trusted ILLIAC was completed in 2006 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Coordinated Science Laboratory and Information Trust Institute. It is a 256 node Linux cluster, with each node having two processors."  Probably, but I doubt she'd mind.  ILLIAC VI is under construction now, maybe that'll get her back in gear.

Unfortunately, the University of Michigan moved on and eventually so did the rest of the schools that she served.

Couldn't have the lesser OS's thinking that they were an easy target.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: bombermania on February 24, 2010, 07:05:23 am
Em, I agree using Nanami to represent 7 since it's the "official" one...(make me wonder what they will react when see XP USA ;) )
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 25, 2010, 12:42:34 am
Okay. That's one vote for Nanami being the Windows 7-tan. Anyone else in favor or against?

In fact, should Windows 7-tan and Vistan be included, even though there doesn't seem to be a consensus for their designs or personalities? Keep in mind that even with Nanami's debut, the many other Windows 7-tan designs made before her are still being drawn.

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Ahahahaha! I've read the available pages of Trouble Windows USA! Creepy stuff, especially XP USA! o_o

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UPDATE: Incorporated the bios for OS/360-tan, TSOS-tan and SCOPE-sama, but need some unknown details filled in. Also got started typing up some placeholder information for the mainframe-tans.  :)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 25, 2010, 06:40:44 am
Well, as it is we have two ways to choose - either follow the official line and what's currently clear and available; or attempt to follow the stance of Futaba and the japanese fandom as closely as possible, in order to keep the eastern/western communities with as similar views of things as is viable.

With this said, the difficulty lies in scraping the moonspeak off the wall and understanding it, getting to the moonspeak in the first place, AND determining whatever -tan is the "canon" Futaba 7-tan. Looking in the gallery through the Warp Zone (http://nejinoniwa.co.cc/n_os), the 7-tan I posted images of (the one with some strange comb-like thing on her head and gray hair etc) seems to be in favor recently, however the design, although quite refined, doesn't seem to have many months behind it - it's only recently started to appear. I DO, however, recognize some of the more popular artists' styles in the imagery of her, and the more recent 2-or-so pages consist nearly exclusively of her as of now. This may change however...so really, I dunno.
Personally, however, I am going to vote for an open solution based on the latter alternative - we document what is available on Nanami as of now, but attempt to focus on what's happening on Futaba, and what comes out from there.

ITT: /OSC/ POLITICS DRAMA ´A`
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Kiso on February 25, 2010, 11:35:48 pm
Hmm... I've been researching into my suggestions by going through multiple sites (2chan, 4chan, Wakachan, Pixiv, this one and others), and have found that by general concensus, most have a sizable amount of Nanami picture collections that seems only to continue growing, just not being uploaded on Futaba. I don't know what to make of that. Heck, she even has a Facebook fanpage... lol (LINK (http://www.facebook.com/NanamiMadobe?_fb_noscript=1) - might as well let you guys see it if you haven't). You could also use one most drawn three (the "foxy" one, the "angelic" one, and the one that looks like Nanami). By the way, my vote goes for either Nanami, the one that looks like her, or the foxy one.

As for Vista... well... although I fan over Chiivistan, that screwed up red uniform-wearing screw-up of a '-tan screwed everyone up by being the de'facto mascot to be.

My two cents for now.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 26, 2010, 12:00:10 am
For Windows 7-tan, Nanami seems to be the best choice, given her popularity among all OS-tan communities. I'm in favor of her.

Now, does anybody have a solid idea what her personality is? From what I see, she seems to be cheerful and idealistic, possibly to atone for Vistan's mistak-- err... bring more technology and a new image to redefine the Windows Family!

Vistan is a trickier case, since there are still so many Vistan designs being drawn, there doesn't seem to be a canon one (never got resolved!) and with a lot of variations on personality.

I also like Chiivistan's design, for being Vista-like, and it's very different from other OS-tan designs I've seen, though the most popular still seems to be Vistake (the red seifuku Vista). I guess I'll have go with Vistake representing Vistan.

Anybody else?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 26, 2010, 01:45:54 am
I'd vote for dual-wielding Vistake and Visbou, since they actually form a pair at pretty much all times...version distinction, perhaps? Or something like Hacchan and Secchan? Dunno.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on February 26, 2010, 02:53:53 am
I vote for having Nanami represent Windows 7, I mean, she is official.  As for the Vistans, I'm sorry I haven't got a clue.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Kiso on February 26, 2010, 03:07:44 am
And thus comes the problem of "everyone pulling for their own side"... although both are popular as far as I figure. Figuring that  isn't going to be easy. I mean, using both will mean having to look for two more because two or three more mascots because Vista's versions really had something going for them on each version. Then again... someone could got out of their way to make a viral campaign with a "Vistan Theme" complete with voice or something... and be successful... lol

Remember the Bing-tans? Like, Nanami, they also have themes with voice too... lol
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on February 26, 2010, 10:41:49 am
I, personally, vote for Esu's Windows 7-tan design and the Chivistan (is that what it's called?) design, but I think we're missing a bigger point...

That we should stay the hell out of the "let's decide upon OFFICIAL Windows-tans designs clusterfrak

Seriously, people, we could argue about this matter for the next nth pages, or we could focus on OUR own designs.

Quote from: "Aurora-san"RDOS-tan is listed in the CIOST, which I think suits her! AOS and DG/UX are added to the unsorted list. I'm sure they'd make for good CIOST members too, but need your confirmation.


Yes, I agree that AOS and DG/UX-tan should be CIOSTers too... that would also make for a bit of drama between them and VMS-sama! >:3

QuoteMultics-sama could be part of the Binteeji Renmei? Just imagine how much prestige they will gain for her membership!  

Interestingly... The Mac-tans visit the Vintage-tans quite a bit, and that means they probably know her! A bonus for the OSX-tans for meeting one of their oldest biological ancestors!


I presume so, I mean, it's not like she has much (or any?) power today, so the BR would probably be the safest and most fitting faction for her.

I wouldn't be surprised if the OSX-tans know about her; I would be shocked if they actually knew she was their ancestor. Leopard-tan would probably know about their relationship though (she's probably smart enough to piece things together, plus she has the time-travel thing going for her...)

QuoteIf the Mainframes are still that distant and old-school today, I've decided to have CRAY-1 will likely be a wanderer. She used to be like them but is much more down-to-earth in the present day, though she can still give the current mainframe-tans some words of wisdom!


Sounds 'bout right.

QuoteI forgot to mention, what factions are the rest of the DEC-tans in? (TOPS-20, RSTS, VAXELN, RT-11, OS/8. )


I dunno, actually; I imagine that OS/8, TOPS 10 and RT-11-tan are in the BR, RSX and Tenex-tan are in the CIOST, and that RSTS and VAXELN are wanderers (but probably aligned with one another).
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 26, 2010, 07:35:52 pm
Indeed, at the very least the Win7 design clusterfucks is one worth avoiding. The Vis-tans seem to be rather decided already, though, and as the most widely accepted usage is dual-wielding Vistake/Visbou...well, yeah. Also I dislike ChiVis for being shallow-ish and not quite enough like the grumpy, paranoid do-you-really-want-to-confirm-this-confirmation-Vista girl that we know her OS to be...
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 26, 2010, 07:58:36 pm
Uhh... On second thought, we are better off avoiding the Windows 7-tan debate. It could get messy! So, is it a better idea to not include 7-tan in this project?

I think Vistan seems safe enough, as Vistake and Visbou are the de-facto Vistans. And as Bella said, the main focus in this thread should be on OSC-made characters!

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Yes, I agree that AOS and DG/UX-tan should be CIOSTers too... that would also make for a bit of drama between them and VMS-sama! >:3

It's settled then! Got them placed in the CIOST! Potential power struggle time! ;006

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I presume so, I mean, it's not like she has much (or any?) power today, so the BR would probably be the safest and most fitting faction for her.

You sure that the aristocratic Multics-sama won't mind hanging around a bunch of commoners? ^^;

*can't help but imagine the consequences that would ensue if Coleco Adam-tan's static electricity field messed up accidentally messed up Multics-sama's hair...*

Err... But then again... Multics-sama never wanted to have all that power she had in the first place, didn't she? And IIRC, didn't she just wanted to be free to make her own friends? If that's so, The Binteeji Renmei is the best bet for her, and I added her to the roster!

Nearly forgotten she had little, if any of her power after her resurrection. I had initially thought she'd be a good addition to the CIOST, or even the User Space Gang, but that'd be disastrous, especially with GECOS-san in the CIOST! o_o

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I wouldn't be surprised if the OSX-tans know about her; I would be shocked if they actually knew she was their ancestor. Leopard-tan would probably know about their relationship though (she's probably smart enough to piece things together, plus she has the time-travel thing going for her...)

Oh. I had thought she'd be willing to reveal that outright. But there's always Leopard-tan's time travel abilities!...

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I dunno, actually; I imagine that OS/8, TOPS 10 and RT-11-tan are in the BR, RSX and Tenex-tan are in the CIOST, and that RSTS and VAXELN are wanderers (but probably aligned with one another).

Added them. I wonder if they still band together on occasion, remembering the glory days of the DEC. BTW, ever considered drawing a DEC Rainbow 100-tan? DEC's unsuccessful attempt at a home computer?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Nuker on March 01, 2010, 05:21:26 am
Quote from: "NejinOniwa"Indeed, at the very least the Win7 design f*** is one worth avoiding. The Vis-tans seem to be rather decided already, though, and as the most widely accepted usage is dual-wielding Vistake/Visbou...well, yeah. Also I dislike ChiVis for being shallow-ish and not quite enough like the grumpy, paranoid do-you-really-want-to-confirm-this-confirmation-Vista girl that we know her OS to be...


On the other end, i think Vista as an OS is the shallow-ish "look at me I'm soo pretty so I must be the best OS ever" type as much as it is paranoid. And a ninja-like design doesn't really fit such an... awkward system imho. And I was under the impression that Chivistan was the de-facto accepted design...


...OKAY, I get it. Stay away from the Vistan clusterf**k, right.


If you want, go ahead and use Vistake and Visbou as the official ones. Or use a different design for each version, maybe. But that would get messy.



As for Windows 7, it seems quite odd not to include the only truly official -tan there is (Nanami) because the guys at futaba want to create another design. Especially since they still haven't reached consensus on one...
Btw is the +Nijiura+ design still around?

Since we speculated in the past that 7-tan could be a magical girl maybe she should have two different designs. The first is the official Nanami one, and the we pick whatever fan-made design proves succesful and use it as Nanami's secret magical girl identity.


...Okay, sorry for writing a post about the very subjects you wished to avoid. Now, what else could I say that isn't related to what I wrote above?


Ah, yes.

Should we consider making all the Ubuntu-derived Linux versions some sort of semi-indipendent "clan" in the LUC? There are a lot of them, after all, and they are a lot more popular with the general public than their sisters.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on March 02, 2010, 12:50:07 am
Quote from: "Nejin-kun"Indeed, at the very least the Win7 design f*** is one worth avoiding. The Vis-tans seem to be rather decided already, though, and as the most widely accepted usage is dual-wielding Vistake/Visbou...well, yeah. Also I dislike ChiVis for being shallow-ish and not quite enough like the grumpy, paranoid do-you-really-want-to-confirm-this-confirmation-Vista girl that we know her OS to be...


I'm a bit torn between Chivistan and Vistake... I do like the attitude of Vistake, but Chivistan does look more like the actual OS. (That's all I care to say on the matter).

Quote from: "Aurora-sama"You sure that the aristocratic Multics-sama won't mind hanging around a bunch of commoners? ^^;

*can't help but imagine the consequences that would ensue if Coleco Adam-tan's static electricity field messed up accidentally messed up Multics-sama's hair...*

Err... But then again... Multics-sama never wanted to have all that power she had in the first place, didn't she? And IIRC, didn't she just wanted to be free to make her own friends? If that's so, The Binteeji Renmei is the best bet for her, and I added her to the roster!

Nearly forgotten she had little, if any of her power after her resurrection. I had initially thought she'd be a good addition to the CIOST, or even the User Space Gang, but that'd be disastrous, especially with GECOS-san in the CIOST!  


One would think! But as you inferred, Multics-sama saw her power, her wealth, her prestige-- all the things that essentially made her, her-- as a gargantuan curse that would eventually doom her.

But now, freed of that "curse" and without a penny to her name, she would feel as if she existed for the sake of being too special to lose to time-- instead of another pawn in some corporate board game. It would be the first time in her life that she really got to control her own destiny and live without burden.

I, too, initially thought Multics-sama would belong to the CIOST (OpenVMS-sama is sympathetic to her). But your right that GECOS-san would cause a lot of trouble for her, so that wouldn't work. It's ironic that you mentioned the User Space Gang, as I once thought up a comic/story idea revolving around Multics-sama's rebirth. Needless to say, it would be Plan 9-tan who brought her back to life-- at the behest of the Multicians-- and Plan 9-tan would be the first person to have contact with the reborn Multics-sama.

QuoteOh. I had thought she'd be willing to reveal that outright. But there's always Leopard-tan's time travel abilities!...


Multics-sama would still have to be clandestine about her relationship with Unix-sama (and vice versa)-- Multics-sama is one of Unix-sama's emotional weak spots, and anyone seeking to get to Unix-sama would need only threaten to harm or capture her mother.

Plus... the implications of Multics-sama being Unix-sama's mum would rock the foundation of the Unix world to its core.

QuoteAdded them. I wonder if they still band together on occasion, remembering the glory days of the DEC. BTW, ever considered drawing a DEC Rainbow 100-tan? DEC's unsuccessful attempt at a home computer?


For sure. They probably head out to The Cape every summer and have a beach picnic. :B

I haven't, actually, if only because I'm wary of drawing modern hardware-tans. But I do imagine the Rainbow 100 would be like... the DEC Empire's last-gasp attempt to conquer the suburban territory and compete with the Apple and Microsoft-tans.

Quote from: "Nuker-kun"Should we consider making all the Ubuntu-derived Linux versions some sort of semi-indipendent "clan" in the LUC? There are a lot of them, after all, and they are a lot more popular with the general public than their sisters.
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It's an interesting thought... but I've always been wary of making tons of Ubuntu-tans (I don't even want there to be a Xu-or-Kubuntu-tan, just have it be Ubuntu-tan in a different outfit) precisely because there are so many Ubuntu forks.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Kiso on March 20, 2010, 06:18:04 pm
QuoteIt's an interesting thought... but I've always been wary of making tons of Ubuntu-tans (I don't even want there to be a Xu-or-Kubuntu-tan, just have it be Ubuntu-tan in a different outfit) precisely because there are so many Ubuntu forks.


From readihng that... I just thought of the multi-faceted kind of people... or at least cosplayers. lol

I vote for cosplayers!! :D
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on March 21, 2010, 06:45:52 pm
Well, she's a multi-faceted kind of woman. (And probably even gets along with the Windows and Mac-tans-- or is at least diplomatic toward them.)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 23, 2010, 05:53:50 pm
I decided to transfer all this stuff to the original Annex Project thread, since it's a lot better-organized --everything's not on one HUGE unwieldy post!-- and it really needed updating.

See it in progress here! (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=231)

This thread will still have a use for related discussion, and placing the unsorted/undecided OS-tans into factions. I updated the list on the first post here.

These OSes need sorting:
Apollo Domain/OS
Apple III
Colossus
CSIRAC
EDVAC
ENIAC
FreeSBIE and RoFreeSBIE
Harvard Mark IV
IBM Stretch ("7030 Data Processing System")
Manchester Mark I
MONECS
OpenVME
ORDVAC
SpriteOS
Tandem NonStop OS
TUNIS
Tynix
Weenix
XINU
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 24, 2010, 09:57:32 am
i'll help if i can..... :3
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 24, 2010, 12:03:15 pm
Thanks! I'll need the help!

Currently, I'm working on some more of those 100x100 size character pics used on the front page.

Also need help on character bios, and determining which of the unsorted characters are still alive or not.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on May 24, 2010, 01:27:47 pm
I can help at least with the one's I've created/worked on to write bios and such.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 24, 2010, 02:17:29 pm
Okay! For the Quick Facts part of the bio, I can just use the notes you provided for your character concepts. But with full bios for the wiki entries, I will need help with those.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on May 24, 2010, 04:52:35 pm
Why don't we just link to the wiki entries? Or are you talking about doing short bios with just basic character info?

I'll volunteer to write some for the characters I've largely created or mapped out character details for: OpenVMS, Multics, Unix, Linux, CTSS and ITS, among others...

Dunno which factions they should be sorted into, but I think I can tell you who's alive and who's dead:
Apollo Domain/OS  -- alive
Apple III -- alive
Colossus -- alive (?)
CSIRAC -- dead
EDVAC -- dead
ENIAC --dead (?)
FreeSBIE and RoFreeSBIE -- alive
Harvard Mark IV -- dead
IBM Stretch ("7030 Data Processing System") -- dead
Manchester Mark I -- dead
MONECS -- ?
OpenVME -- alive
ORDVAC -- dead
SpriteOS -- dead
Tandem NonStop OS -- alive
TUNIS -- alive
Tynix -- dead
Weenix -- ?
XINU -- alive
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on May 24, 2010, 05:14:59 pm
ORDVAC's alive.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 24, 2010, 05:17:28 pm
Just the short bios. For the long ones, we'll link to the wiki.

Now among those unsorted characters that are alive, what factions would they be?

I think that FreeSBIE and RoFreeSBIE would be wanderers, and I just noticed I overlooked many of Siya's other OS-tan characters! Though I think most of them would be wanderers too.

Apple III-tan has been a wanderer since she left the Apple Family in 1984, but could possibly be in the Binteeji Renmei by now. I'd say it was recently she found about them and visited, but is (or was?) afraid of encountering the Mac-tans out of the fear of disappointing them.

Apollo-tan seems like a CIOST type to me, but what do you think?

Awww... Sad that Mark IV-tan is dead. The last of the family line! Sad that Tynix is dead too. :(

OpenVME I'm not sure about, but she seems like a CIOST type to me. TUNIS, XINU (and Weenix, if she's alive) could be in the LUC... That is, depending on what Unix-sama thinks of them! Otherwise they're better off as wanderers! ^^;

Phew! I thought I made a mistake when I included ORDVAC in the Guild!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 24, 2010, 08:56:35 pm
once i'm done with my schoolwork, i'll help any way i can. ^^

and apple obviously belongs w/ macs. :3
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on May 24, 2010, 09:02:15 pm
I'd agree with Apollo-tan in the CIOST, lazily.  As for OpenVME, yeah, she'd probably throw in with the CIOST to have someone to talk to.

Oh! I missed MONECS on the list.  I'd say, unfortunately, she's dead.

Just curious, do you have these?
WWMCCS- Dead
Music/CP- Alive
SABRE- Alive
SIMMON- Dead
UMES- Dead
OS/360- Alive
BOS/360- Dead
TOS/360- Dead
VM/CMS- Alive
CP-771- ?
AMSDOS/Amstrad CPC (Whom I was thrilled to see you draw!)- Alive, at BR probably
TSX-Plus- Alive, CIOST
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 24, 2010, 10:54:20 pm
I had most of them on the list, except for Music/CP, TSX-Plus and SIMMON. Thanks for pointing them out. They've been added.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on May 24, 2010, 11:22:54 pm
Music/CP gets no love :|  Oh well, now they're all on the list and that's whats important.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 25, 2010, 09:29:09 am
it's one of those moments, when if i had a description of all of these -tans, i'd start cranking out thumbnails. ^^

this is starting to remind me of "project: no tan left behind" xD
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on May 25, 2010, 03:57:25 pm
I can get you descriptions of all the ones I worked on, they're more less organized in my files so it wouldn't take long ^^'
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 27, 2010, 09:41:56 am
in a nutshell, what's the purpose of this? i didn't read it too much, to be honest ^^;

are we just making complete wiki pages for each tan?

and yes, descripts would be nice. ^^
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 27, 2010, 10:22:29 am
This is mainly for the short character bios on the original Annex Project front page, as well as discussing character backstories, then making complete wiki pages for them, but not always in that order. Some of the characters have full bios for their wiki pages, but not a short Annex Project bio.

I've been updating the front page with more of stewartsage's character bios, and have gotten most of the short bios for the Mainframe Guild characters added in.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 27, 2010, 07:47:59 pm
alright. i'll standby for character physical descripts. ^^
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 28, 2010, 07:50:15 pm
UPDATE: Now have pictures up for most of the wanderer OS-tans (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?p=6110#6110).

Also added bios for a few of the deceased characters.
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Your help will be appreciated, Choco! :)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on May 28, 2010, 08:08:10 pm
Woohooooooo, do I see new wiki avatars for Kolibri and SAGE?

Anyhoooo, a few bios that I wrote awhile back and shall now share through the magic of out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere-New-Hampshire-uplink~!

Quote from: "Bella wrote:"Name: Bell Labs Unix
aka: Unix, formerly known as Unics
Debut: 1969
Height:  152cm or 5'0''
Weight: 47kg or 104lb
Eyes: light blue
Hair: dark purple

Quick Facts:
-Created at Bell Labs, Unix is the “biological daughter” of Multics
-Practised what many consider an early version of open sourcery
-Initiated a ruthless takeover of the  mainframe and minicomputer (and later workstation) markets
-The ultimate ancestor of all Unices (genetically, in the case of true Unices; conceptually, for Unix-likes)
-Considered difficult, manipulative, even monstrous by some, Unix does have an agreeable side which only her friends and sympathizers are aware of
-Wears plain, conservative and monotone clothing, boots and horn-rimmed glasses and carries an aluminum staff
-Physically ageless, she's appeared to be in the mid-teens for nearly 40 years
-Has owl ears
-Has ridden a wheelchair since the early 1990s (near the end of the Unix Wars)

Name:  Multics
aka: Multiplexed Information and Computing Service
Debut: born ~1965, debuted 1969
Height: 176cm or 5'8''
Weight: 61kg or 135lb
Eye Color:  blue
Hair: dark purple

Quick Facts:
-Born out of the ambitious Project MAC at MIT, Multics is the adoptive child of CTSS-tan
-Was sickly and weak throughout much of her youth, but became better as she matured
-Led a fairly tragic life, filled with numerous near-death experiences, disownments and abandonment
-Felt her glory was stolen by her “illegitimate child” Unix
-Has a vastly complex personality: friends describe her as personable and warm, while enemies report her to be mercilessly calculating
-Had amazing magical powers and fighting skills that belied her prim, elegant appearance
-In her prime she wore complex, cumbersome Rococo-style gowns and jewelry, mixed in with more ancient-looking elements
-Has white and black splotched wings, although the left one is deformed from a break
-Fluent in several languages, including Latin and French
-Died in 2000, but has since been resurrected
-Currently devoid of any substantial magical powers and her former territory and possessions, but is actually happier because of it

Name:  Burroughs MCP
aka: Master Control Program
Debut: 1961
Height:  182 cm or 5'10''
Weight:  81kg or 180lb
Eye Color:  hazel
Hair: dark red

Quick Facts:
-Born 1961, matured into her current self in the 1970s
-MCP-tan is friendly but to-the-point
-A very independent worker, sometimes to the point of snubbing co-workers who want to help out
-Can't stand an idle moment, might be considered a bit of an a-type personality by some
-Practised some type of primitive "open sourcery" (MCP source was provided to all licensees, many of whom contributed to MCP's programming)
-Ahead of her time (MCP implemented features only now becoming widespread)
-Still alive today (MCP's latest stable release was in 2008)
-Tall and heavily built (MCP ran on some or the largest Burroughs mainframes)
-Keeps up with the times: her dress style has changed to keep up with current trends over the last five decades
-Best friends with CANDE-kun

Name:  THOR Timesharing System
aka: PDP 1 Timesharing System
Debut: early 1960s
Height: 121cm or 4'0''
Weight: ??
Eye Color:  blue
Hair: blonde
Note: This character seems to represent both the PDP 1's OS and hardware

Quick Facts:
- A very small, outwardly mousey girl (PDP-1 was a modest computer for its time, and THOR a rather typical OS), but with a great inner tenacity and resourcefulness.
-Foundress of the DEC Empire.
- A good verbal communicator, but a slow writer (THOR was able to give fast console results but teletype was slower)
- Carries a large hammer (reference to the Norse god of the same name)
-  Dresses in blue and white (PDP-1 colours), dons twin buns that give the appearance of mouse ears
- Is an excellent musician-- pianist, perhaps? (PDP-1 is famous for making music)
- Possible daughter of Whirlwind-hime, sister to SAGE-sama and cousin of WAITS-tan (?)

Name:  Ramo-Woolridge RW-300 Realtime Executive-tan
aka: RW-300-tan
Debut: late 1950s
Height:  ??
Weight: ??
Eye Color: reddish-brown
Hair: dark grey

Quick Facts:
-Ultimate ancestor of RSX 11, OpenVMS and Windows NT-tan, and thus all modern Windows OS-tans
-RW-300 was employed successfully in different chemical plants, refineries and nuclear power plants
- Mysterious, known mostly for her work and not her personality (little info on the OS, but it did make an impact on the industry)
- Like her daughter and granddaughter, she's a loner
- A very skilled chemist, has skills bordering on alchemy. This is a two-pronged reference; both to RW-300's use in the chemical industry AND a throwback to RSX-11-tan and VMS-sama's alchemical/geomancy skills
- Has a foggy short-term memory in matters not pertaining to work (Computer had a small memory capacity but that didn't diminish its usefulness). She's quick-thinking and fast on her feet (realtime OS).
- RSX 11-tan is her daughter, though RSX 11-tan doesn't know her real heritage (having only been raised in DEC by DOS Batch 11-tan). Whether RW-300-tan knew of their relationship is unknown.
-Has dark skin, long hair, dresses in utilitarian clothing

Name:  Convergent Technologies OS-tan
aka:  CTOS, BTOS, STARSYS
Debut: circa late 70s/early 80s
Height:  167cm or 5'5''
Weight: 58kg or 130lb
Eye Color: green
Hair: blonde

Quick Facts:

-Worked for several government and military organizations, most notably the Coast Guard
-Native of Convergent Technologies, but also an honourary Bull-tan (that's GECOS-tan's current corporation, was one of Multics-sama's) and Burroughs-tan
-Friendly with Windows NT-tan (CTOS workstations also supported WNT).
-Loves rats, keeps some as pets
-Supposedly the third most used workstation OS in the 1980s
-Physically a young woman wearing boxy haircut/dress style.
-Likes to dress in military-style uniforms.
-Is deceased, but maintains a rather strong following
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 28, 2010, 08:21:37 pm
Thanks! :D

Yes, those are avatars of Kolibri and SAGE are new! Made the SAGE one just a little earlier today.  

Multics is taller than I thought, and THOR is a lot shorter than I thought too!

However, some of the measurements are off though, the conversions aren't equal. Do you want me to go by the height you used in inches or centimeters?

To go from inches to centimeters, multiply the # of inches by 2.54.


I bet that UNIX is an enemy to all the mainframe-tans! o_o

On the other hand... I'm surprised she's a friend of the Vintage-tans! The story you wrote of her visiting the Binteeji Renmei was very heartwarming, and it was amazing although surprising to see 2.0-chan meet UNIX, and not run away! :)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 29, 2010, 10:36:15 am
i wanna make some pics of those to feel useful, but does not have enough information....

style of clothes? hair length and style? glasses or no??

;_____;
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on May 29, 2010, 11:44:30 am
Well, Multics was fairly large for its day, seems fitting its size would have to be reflected in Multics-sama's stature. PDP 1 was "small" (sure THOR was too), but I might've gone overboard with THOR-chan's small height. ^^;;

Go by the height in feet please. I tend to think of people in feet dispute using the metric system for most things. ><; I know about the number of inches times 2.54 rule, but I used a conversion calculator for this... must have interpreted 5 feet 10 inches (for example) for 5.1 feet. Dammit. ><

Well, she did sort of usher in the Mainframe-tans' destruction. (Sorta. And took over the remainders of their market.)

It is a bit baffling, but I remember C-chan saying, way back, that Unix-sama would be very sympathetic to the vintage-tans and even help support the Binteji Renmei by throwing a little funding their way. Mostly because she's sympathetic to their industrious nature (they're considered "old and useless" by most people, but they don't let that stop them) and also, she can probably relate with them on a certain level (she was a meager little OS-tan with no home and no friends once).

@ Choco: Please do! There are reference images of each... around here somewhere... I can post links it you need them, or just make it a scavenger hunt. (Aurora's user gallery/dA page, for instance, and mine too.)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 29, 2010, 02:39:01 pm
i has not the time for searching. if you want icons done, post me links!!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on May 29, 2010, 03:54:46 pm
Unix: http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=74&pos=29

http://deviantos-tans.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d1rdja2

Multics: http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=191&pos=6

MCP-tan and THOR/PDP1-tan: http://bellacielo.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2j6nvw

RW 300-tan hasn't had a concept drawing done yet. :\

CTOS is on the far right: http://bellacielo.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2niy34
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 29, 2010, 04:11:08 pm
sure, i'll draw some icons for em'. only trouble is, ONLY TWO ARE IN COLOUR >:V

oh well, that's ok. ^^
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on May 29, 2010, 09:23:41 pm
For any that I designed, I can provide what physical description sections exist, by themselves, on command K ^^'

SAGE ICON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just a few minor corrections Aurora-sama:

IAS
Debut: 1951 (1942?)

ORDVAC
Debut: 1951

SCOPE
Debut: 1963
Height: 196 cm
Eye Color: Red
Hair: Misc.

DOS/360
Height: 172.72 cm
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on May 29, 2010, 09:48:04 pm
I'll look forward to seeing those avis Kari. ^^

Moar bios:

Quote from: "Me"
Name:  OpenVMS
aka: VAX Monitoring System, VMS
Debut: 1977
Height:  173cm or 5'8''
Weight: 64kg or 140lb
Eye Color:  purple
Hair: dark blue, grey highlights

Quick Facts:
-VMS is the last native DEC OS-tans to be employed after the breakup of her company
-Was a military officer during her days at DEC, but has since become a vigilante
-She wielded a rapier during her youth but has since switched to a large cleaver/longsword hybrid (as well as a variety of knives)
-One of the most powerful OS-tans in the world, VMS-tan relies on strength and strategy over agility
-Has an outwardly cold, misanthropic and cheerless disposition
-Has an obsession with security and self-defense that borders on paranoia
-Known to be rather brutal and merciless in her treatment of viruses, crackers and skiddies
-Loves sharks, spending time on the ocean and scuba dives in her spare time
-Is rumoured to play a wicked game of Scrabble
-Has one daughter, Windows NT-tan, who was created unbeknownst to her
-The leader of the technologically advanced, but otherwise ragtag Confederation of independent OS-tans (CIOST)
-Wears mostly dark coloured clothing; she typically keeps her hair tied in a ponytail, and is of an average (if not rather muscular) build.

Name:  CTSS
aka: Compatible Timesharing System
Debut: 1961
Height:  198cm or 5'6''
Weight: 56kg or 124lb
Eye Color: red-brown
Hair: dark red

Quick Facts:
-A teacher
-Trained several young OS-tans during her life at MIT
-The adoptive mother of Multics-sama, CTSS-tan is typically considered the ultimate ancestor of Unix
-Feels her greatest accomplishment in life was caring for the young (and sickly) Multics and  seeing to it that she reached adulthood
-Also proud of her tutelage of ITS-tan and CP/CMS-tan
-Considerably less grandiloquent than her daughter, CTSS is sometimes mistaken to be a simple or dull personality-- something compounded by her emotionless demeanor
-Is distant toward most people and OS-tans, at least those who aren't close friends or her student
-A sinophile, she enjoys dressing in Chinese-inspired clothing and partaking in Chinese cultural activities
-The daughter of Whirlwind-hime and sister of SAGE
-Died young, in the year 1973

Name:  DTSS
aka: Dartmouth Timesharing System
Debut: 1963
Height:  165cm or 5'5''
Weight: 59kg or 130lb
Eye Color: teal
Hair: blonde and white

Quick Facts:
-A teacher who specialized in human/OS-tan communication
-Inventor of the BASIC language
-Feels affection toward the microcomputer-tans who so widely implemented her language, especially Altair 8800-tan
-Friendly toward the other timesharing OS-tans of the day and region, like CTSS and Multics
-Dislikes squirrels
-Has been known to spontaneously build up and discharge electricity
-Is mute; in her prime, she kept an assistant as her “translator”
-An outdoorswoman
-Dresses in eclectic clothing, typically of Cossack style, and carries a wooden walking stick

Name:  WAITS
aka: SAIL, “Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab”
Debut: 1966
Height:  168cm or 5'6''
Weight: 57kg or 125lb
Eye Color: green
Hair: light brown
Notes: While not an OS-tan related work, the SAIL Autobiography is considered the basis for WAITS-tan's personality and backstory
http://infolab.stanford.edu/pub/voy/museum/pictures/AIlab/SailFarewell.html

Quick Facts:
-TOPS 10-tan's estranged daughter
-Her eclectic personality can best be described as a mix of beatnik, bohemian and hippie
-A jack-of-all-trades, she showed considerable talent in the fields of mathematics, language, music and psychology
-Also an inventor
-Notable for her progressive attitude, love of fun, free love and debauchery
-Has an affable and people-oriented personality
-Friends with other free-thinking -tans of the day, like ITS-tan and Emacs-kun
-A Tolkien fan, she's fluent in Elvish
-Dresses in a colourful mix of 19th-century bohemian and 1960s hippie fashion

Name:  Mac OSX 10.6
aka: Snow Leopard
Debut: 2009
Height:  163cm or 5'4''
Weight: 52kg or 115lb
Eye Color: light blue
Hair: light blue, almost white
Note: in various OSC storylines, Snow Leopard-tan is considered to be a more mature version Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard-tan. She exists in the present and alongside Leopard-tan, however, due to her unique ability to traverse the spacetime contiuum.
Quick Facts:
-More serene and mature-acting than her “predecessor” Leopard-tan
-Has largely relinquished her time machine, but is known to do a bit of traveling on occasion
-Knows just as much (or more) now about the backgrounds of various OS-tans, but seems at peace with this information and chooses to keep what's past past
-Dresses in light, feminine-looking clothing with a touch of the futuristic
-Has white snow leopard ears and a tail and long, wavy hair
-Affable toward the Windows-tans
-Considers herself a part of the Unix family
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 30, 2010, 12:17:07 am
YEEEEEAH! We're making lots of progress with this! :D
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Oops! I couldn't seem to find an accurate release date for IAS, ORDVAC, or SCOPE, and assumed they were all 60's OSes. ^^;

LOLed at VMS cracking down on skiddies! BTW, what are skiddies?

CTSS is technically the 'grandmother of modern OSes', isn't she?

DTSS is right at home at the Binteeji Renmei with lots of microcomputer friends!

WAITS is awesome too! An Elvish-speaking hippie, inventor, free-thinker and fun-loving rebel. Doesn't get much more awesome than that! :D

Nooooo! Snow Leopard is a traitor! Renouncing her ties to the Apple/Mac Family in favor of those Unices!

(Or are the other OSX-tans the traitors?)

Still, I like that you addressed a solution so that Leopard-tan and Snow Leopard-tan can exist side-by-side while still being the same person, hopefully without causing any time paradoxes! :)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 30, 2010, 03:08:16 am
^^ lovely details. ^^

elvish  = win, snow leopard = kitty, ctss = old? xD

and don't worry, i put the pics on ym ipod so i'll be able to quick reference. xD
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on May 30, 2010, 03:58:02 am
Elvish? Oh my. -w-
Reminds me of the OLD old days, now...
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Kiso on May 30, 2010, 10:24:11 am
QuoteNooooo! Snow Leopard is a traitor! Renouncing her ties to the Apple/Mac Family in favor of those Unices!

(Or are the other OSX-tans the traitors?)


It's more a matter of who gave birth to her and who raised her. You could be a Japanese that was raised with an American family... and you would feel more like part of that family even if you acknowledge your heritage.

Betrayal conspiracy? I don't want that... there's too much of that already in the world.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on May 30, 2010, 10:56:54 am
@ Aurora: A skiddie is a script-kiddie, someone who relies on programs to crack into a system or network.

CTSS could be the grandmother of modern OSes, but Multics probably has a better claim to the title since Multics directly influenced not only Unix but VMS (and therefore Windows NT) too. CTSS is supposed to have a lot in common with Unix, but dunno if its features have shown up in any other OS family....

Yes! Didn't even think of the DTSS-micro connection until recently, but it just seems to work. ^^

WAITS is one of a kind, that's for sure. d:

Nah, I think Snow Leopard-tan would have one foot in both camps... she's a proud Mac, but also a proud Unix. Even if the old-school Unix-tans would sort of treat her like that strange cousin that always shows up at a family reunion... "wait, who's that one over there with the ears and tail?" O.o

Can't see anything that would cause a paradox, although I've a pretty skewed way of looking at time and time travel... ^^;;

@Kiso: Well, Rhapsody-tan is supposed to be the mother of the OSXes (she's a Unix too) and [Snow] Leopard-tan would have been raised a Mac, but she's also the first OSX to be recognized as a certified Unix (Leopard got the Single Unix Specification certification). I felt I had to work that into her backstory somehow...
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Kiso on May 30, 2010, 11:15:49 am
That, I don't diasgree with... I mean... that pretty much represents a key aspect of Unix

You could have also gone the other way around and say that the Unix family recognizes her as a blood-related member of them, even if she hangs with a different crowd (the Macs). Then again, "whatever goes" applies as my usual response. lol
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 30, 2010, 11:30:42 am
That's cool that Snow Leopard-tan is both a proud Mac and Unix! I'd say that Rhapsody-tan is proudly both too, and Darwin OS-tan too.

NeXTSTEP-tan is an Independent OS-tan who is also an honorary House of Mac member, but she wants nothing to do with most of the Unixes.

s]A/UX-tan would have been proud to be both an Apple-tan and Unix if it weren't for her strict upbringing. As a Unix, she was trained to be professional, only mingling with the elite, and was rarely allowed to see her step-relatives even though she loved them. :(

This is out of date upon further research: A/UX requires a specific Mac OS version to be installed with it, and the Macs that can run A/UX cannot boot directly into A/UX. Based off of this, A/UX-tan worked alongside System 6-tan and System 7-tan.

She identifies herself primarily as an Apple-tan, but still attends Unix meetings out of obligation, and to show she isn't exactly a traitor. She doesn't dislike the Unixes, but dislikes the personal consequences of being one. Addition: This is more in the present day since she lost her standing in the Unix Family hierarchy after the Unix Wars and after her exile from Apple.



EDIT: Got up some bios, for the wacky wanderer Windows-tans!

Quote from: undefinedName: Windows 3.2
aka:
Debut: circa 1990
Height: 137 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Magenta
Hair: Grey

Quick Facts:
-Windows 3.1-tan's twin sister, separated at birth, raised to compete in the Chinese computer market.
-Has lived as a wanderer for her entire life.
-Strongly resembles her twin sister, but wears a purple+blue qipao, and has her hair tied in pigtails.
-Is accompanied by a rabbit representing DOS, akin to 3.1-tan's DOS kitty.
-Generally cheerful, but her lifelong experience as a wanderer has turned her into a skilled survivalist and thrill-seeker.
-Given her distant upbringing, the Windows Family isn't aware of her existence, and she's barely aware of theirs. Reluctant to meet other Windows-tans since most of them she has met turned out to be malicious bootlegs.
-However, she is well-acquainted with 95 OSR 2.1-tan, OSR 2.5-tan and 97-tan.
-Has also met and befriended Windows 1.0-tan and 2.0-tan, even though she's unaware of their status as real Windows-tans.

Update: 3.2-tan wasn't always a wanderer and also represents the Chinese version of Windows 3.1. 3.2 is her upgrade. She was from a branch of the Windows Family that became obsolete after Windows 95 was released.


Name: Windows 95 OSR 2.1
aka: "OSR2.1", "95B"
Debut: 1996
Height: 158 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Gold
Hair: Brown

Quick Facts:
-Has a calm and courteous disposition.
-Is an old-fashioned inventor who makes electronic gadgets, though they often backfire, giving her a reputation as one of the least reliable Windows-tans.
-Has long brown hair decorated by metal hairclips and a bow fashioned from cables.
-Wears a steampunk-style dress with a kimono-style vest, and an "OSR 2.1" brooch.
-Is the last Windows-tan to know of MS BOB-tan, and is the only one willing and able to speak of her.
-Grew up in a competitive environment. Wanted to be as powerful and graceful as 95-tan, but wasn't a very good fighter.
-A sci-fi fanatic more interested in the future and introduced USB support to Windows, believing it to be the thing of the future and put previous interfaces in the past.
-However, she didn't do a good job with that, and soon ran away from home in shame, and has never returned.
-Now lives far away on her own as a hermit, but regularly contacts 95 OSR 2.5-tan via letters.
-Helped out 95 OSR 2.5-tan in her time of need.
-Is very friendly and offers to help out any fellow wanderers.
-Is a great sharpshooter and wields a hi-tech bow and arrow set she crafted herself.




Name: Windows 95 OSR 2.5-tan
aka: "OSR2.5", "95C"
Debut: 11/26/1997
Height: 153 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Red
Hair: Brown

Quick Facts:
-Has a feisty, hot-blooded and competitive attitude.
-Has short brown hair decorated by a large black bow and "2.5" hairclip.
-Wears a white sleeveless top with a red bow, long black gloves, black skirt.
-Regards 98-tan and 98 SE-tan as rivals but no matter what she does, they still see her as a well-meaning friend.
-Wields a jutte in self-defense.
-Ran away from home at an early age (like OSR 2.1-tan), but occasionally returns as a playful freeloader.
-Regularly writes letters to 95 OSR 2.1-tan.
-Is friends with Atari DOS-tan, and from her connection to the Binteeji Renmei, she also found out about Windows 1.0-tan's and 2.0-tan's existences.
-Delighted to meet long-lost relatives she had never known about before, but keeps their existence a secret from the Windows Family for 1.0's and 2.0's sake.


Name: Windows 97
aka: "97-tan"
Debut: none, technically*
Height: 143 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Red
Hair: Brown
*Windows 97 was the working name for Windows 98 before it was released.

Quick Facts:
-Is cheerful and energetic.
-Her origins are unknown, her existence is a surprise to many of the Windows-tans.
-There don't seem to be any records of her past.
-Has a 'Napoleon Complex' and greatly envies XPMCE-tan for her physique.
-Keeps the front of her hair braided, the rest tied in buns on the side of her head and decorated with colored tassels.
-Wears a red+white traditional Chinese-style shirt over a navy blue swimsuit and adorned with a Windows logo brooch.
-Has the kanji for '97' on her forehead.
-Frequently covers up the '9' on her forehead and claims to be Windows 7-tan.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 30, 2010, 01:22:42 pm
THE OBSCURE WINDOWS!!!!!! *HUGG*
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 08, 2010, 11:25:02 pm
Yeah! They sure are a strange bunch!

Been working on the project for the past few days, four of the mainframe-tans now have pics up!

I had to make up a color scheme for NOS-tan. I thought that bright red really suits her vengeful attitude!

Of the Independent OS-tans, Open VME's bio is now up.
Quote from: undefinedName: OpenVME
aka: "Virtual Machine Environment"
Debut: mid-1970's
Height: 158 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Blue-grey
Hair: Blonde

Quick Facts:

-Normally whimsical and easily distracted, but can get aggressive. (unfinished version was supposed to be fault tolerant)
-Leads to Buffy-speak.
-Can be snobby, considers herself better then Unix or Windows derivatives.
-One of the IBM-tan's many enemies.
-Never has been awfully successful, and doesn't really have many friends.
-Prefers to remain above the petty bickering of others, and eat pastries.
-Has undergone a series of rather serious experimental surgeries, leading to an.... interesting internal arrangement (system's been overhauled, rebuilt, and combined a lot)
-At one point, someone tried to graft Unix type wings on her. (see above)
-Changes labels around on her friends or enemies belongings.
-A skilled civil engineer, designs and constructs her own buildings. (QuickBuild application)
-Wears a steampunk-style outfit with layers of clothing, and has heavy plastic-rimmed glasses. Her eyes are usually bloodshot.
-Has mismatched wings. One is a black owl wing, the other some sort of white wing, neither of which retract, both wing roots are surrounded by scars and metal.

Of the wanderers, Apple III, System 3.4 and Trip OS now have bios up.

Quote from: undefinedName: Apple III-tan
aka: "Sara"
Debut: May 1980
Height: 163 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Red
Hair: Red-Brown

Quick Facts:

-Born in 1978 (when development started), she was a cheery and proud young girl, but Apple I-tan's death sparked a series of mental breakdowns she'd later have.
-By the time of her grand debut in 1980, her attitude worsened and became a pyromaniac.
-Only got along with Apple I and II. Tried to improve herself (without much success) and left the family in 1984.
-Lives with her followers on a remote island and observatory.
-Has huge ambitions and the desire for self-redemption.
-Used to dislike the Mac-tans, but became proud of them after hearing of their remarkable recovery efforts after the OS Wars.
-But being a failure, she was for a long time too ashamed to ever see her relatives again.
-Is friends with SAGE, GENIAC and Adam.
-Within the past year, she has gotten enough courage to visit the Binteeji Renmei, to visit GENIAC and the Apple-tans there.
-Wears a black jumpsuit with a cloak and boots and decorates her hair with metal hair clips.




Name: Macintosh System 3.4-tan
aka: AppleShare 2.0
Debut: circa 1988
Height: 180 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Dark Grey
Hair: Dark Brown

Quick Facts:

-Is hot-blooded, boisterous and cheerful.
-Likes to make up conspiracies and is even the subject of some herself since there are no comprehensive records of her past.
-Lives as a wanderer by choice and is a traveling stunt performer.
-Is Macintosh System 6-tan's twin sister. (System 3.4 used the same Finder version as System 6.0.x) They used to have a bitter rivalry but have reconciled as friends. Update: They didn't have a rivalry because System 3.4 had a very different purpose.
-Her closest friends are Commodore 65-tan and Windows 3.2-tan, and the three of them are usually seen together. Addition: They met as wanderers.
-Initially felt she had no purpose in life because of her obscurity, so early in her life, she left the Apple Family to pursue her own dreams.
-Now she is very bold and confident and no longer cares about her obscurity. She has found a lot of satisfaction in her work.
-Has cheated death many times, much to her own amazement, but knows she is living on borrowed time (any day could be her last) and strives to make the most of it.
-May have been kept alive for several years through the sheer willpower to live.
-Wears a grey frilly blouse and blue skirt with ballet shoes.
-Keeps her hair tied in long, forked pigtails tied with red ribbons and decorated with hairclips. Has large, winged sunglasses with colored panels.

An updated bio will be posted.



Name: TripOS
aka: "Trivial Portable Operating System"
Debut: Jan 1978
Height: ?? cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Brown
Hair: Brown

Quick Facts:

-Has a calm, old-fashioned and pleasant demeanor.
-Is Amiga's mother, but while Amiga was in the service of the Commodore Family, she was not allowed to see her at all.
-Didn't mind at first because of her research and travels as a university scholar, but had a change in heart by the mid-90's.
-Behind the times, her research and experiments are obsolete but still mean a lot to her.
-Lives as a wanderer and traveler.
-Now makes efforts to regularly visit Amiga and her family, especially eager to see the grandkids [Morph OS, Anubis and AROS].
-Has short brown hair and wears a blue+white cyclist's outfit.
-Rides a motorized tricycle.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on June 09, 2010, 12:28:35 am
NOS-tan's avi brought a smile to my face and laughter to my heart. It's just... her expression... the pout, the furrowed brows, the hat... it's all so PRICELESS.

I didn't know ///-tan was so short. D: TripOS-tan, the mother I keep forgetting of that other OS-tan I keep forgetting. Why does she sound like she'd be BFFs with ITS-tan?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 09, 2010, 12:53:37 am
It looks like I invoked Narm with NOS's avatar! XD

She does have a Nice Hat, and she is an over-the-top character! :D

I originally had in mind Apple /// being 153 cm, but seeing how you draw her closer to SAGE's height, I changed it. And to think that ///'s predecessor is only 127 cm!

IIRC, it was mentioned that Trip OS would be friends with ITS, and the two would travel together. BTW, what faction is ITS in? I don't have her listed.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 10, 2010, 08:50:22 pm
i love how much NOS looks like Mimi from the Drew Carey show. xDDD
only in this pic mimi looks adorable and huggable. ^^

(http://facesbyangie.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/drewcarey_mimi_240x260_052820041523.jpg)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on June 14, 2010, 08:29:29 pm
That's right, it was proposed ITS and TripOS would be friends! :D Not sure what faction ITS is in, either the BR or the Wanderers (probably the latter, considering her denial that she's a "vintage" OS-tan).

Moar bios:

Quote from: "Me"Name: Plan 9 from Bell Labs
aka: Plan 9
Debut: 1993
Height:  160cm or 5'3''
Weight: 51kg or 112lb
Eye Color: grey
Hair: light grey

Quick Facts:
-Of all the Unix-tans, Plan 9-tan could be the most physically like Bell Labs Unix-sama
-Except for their shared obsession with simplicity and elegant solutions, she has little in common with her mother
-This difference caused a rift between Unix-sama and Plan 9-tan, that eventually culminated with Plan 9 renouncing her position as heir to the Unix throne
-A nonparticipant in the Unix Wars, she advocates the need for unification and peace between all Unix-tans
-Has an extremely strange, but harmless, personality
-Has trouble expressing herself clearly and talks awkwardly
-Described as “alien” by her fellow OS-tans-- a label compounded by the fact that she, indeed, owns and pilots a flying saucer
-A necromancer
-Enjoys camp culture and B-horror movies, especially Ed Wood films
-Has white bunny-ears and short light grey hair, typically dons an astronaut outfit or a low-cut “Vampira”-style dress and wears glasses
...

Name:  Slackware
aka: formerly known as Softlanding Linux System, SLS
Debut: born 1992, debuted 1993
Height:  168cm or 5'6''
Weight: 59kg or 130lb
Eye Color: brown
Hair: brown

Quick Facts:
-One of the eldest of Linux's children
-A mechanical whiz
-Has a blunt, no-nonsense personality that many people mistake for unfriendliness
-Generally competent, but has been known to lapse into moments of mania
-Feels an affinity for Unix culture and fastidiously follows the tenets of Unix Philosophy
-Is rather enamored with the Unix-tans themselves (especially their leader, Bell Labs Unix) and attempts to woo them whenever she can, often with comical results
-Wears monotone cloths, usually overalls and a toolbelt or a shirt, tie and slacks; keeps her hair in a ponytail or braid and smokes a pipe
...

Name:  ITS
aka: Incompatible Timesharing System
Debut: circa late 1960
Height: 163cm or 5'4''
Weight: 52kg or 114lb
Eye Color: hazel
Hair: brown

Quick Facts:
-An MIT native and one of the founders of the Hacker Culture
-Disagreed with the “grandiose” timesharing OS-tans of her era (especially CTSS and Multics) but was generally polite toward them
-Dislikes Unixes with a venomous fervor, but is friends with Linux-tan
-Excellent friends with WAITS-tan and Emacs-kun, the latter of whom she mentored
-Has a nonchalant, no-nonsense personality, is rebellious but also rather ambitionless
-Employs quirky self-defense measures
-An expert markswoman, always has a few guns on hand
-Rides a vintage motorbike (symbolizing the PDP-10 computer)
-Dresses in a mix of old southwestern and steampunk clothing, including a duster coat, waistcoat and bolo tie, goggles and boots
...

Name: OS/2
aka: OS/2 Warp; formerly known as CP/DOS,
Debut: 1987
Height:  171cm or 5'7''
Weight: ??
Eye Color: blue
Hair: blue with white streaks
Notes: OS/2-tan represents all OS/2 releases from 1.0 to Warp 4.52

Quick Facts:
-Was born into the ill-fated Microsoft-IBM family
-Lived a sheltered but happy childhood in the company of the early Windows-tans, MS DOS and PC DOS-tan and Xenix-tan
-Was also trained rather rigorously in preparation for her future duty as the flagship OS of MS and IBM
-Took the breakup of her family and subsequent separation from her sisters very badly
-She fell into the custody of IBM; while she was trained in advanced fighting skills, these would be no match for the broad and aggressive marketing of the Windows-tans
-Blames Windows NT-tan and 95-tan (her half-sisters) for the breakup of the family; as such, she harbours a vendetta toward them
-While outwardly vengeful toward the Windows-tans, she really just wanted her family and old life back
-Was generally nice, but arrogant, as a child; her attitude has since morphed into one of bitterness, hostility and a touch of insanity
-A fan of Star Trek
-Dressed in business-like clothing during her youth, but now dons a Starfleet uniform (complete with phaser)
-Multitasks using prehensile hair
-Leader of the Anti$oft Coalition, a ragtag resistance movement
...

Name: Windows 2.0
aka: N/A
Debut: 1987
Height:  ??
Weight: ??
Eye Color: bright blue
Hair: black

Quick Facts:
-Daughter of Windows 1.0-tan
-Has a level of emotional maturity that belies her young physical age
-Sickly and weak since birth
-A skilled mason
-Was exiled, with her mother, from the Windows family not too long after the Microsoft-IBM family broke up; Windows 3.1-tan is perhaps the only Windows-tan that recalls her's and Windows 1.0-tan's existence
-This, coupled with the hardships she faced during the OS Wars, has inflicted substantial psychological trauma which she's still struggling to overcome
-Is now at home in the Binteji Renmei (Vintage Federation)
-Dresses in a blue and white school uniform, leather masonry gloves and Mary Jane shoes
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 16, 2010, 08:34:00 pm
;____; i need to get on that.....
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on June 16, 2010, 10:56:42 pm
Really, 3.1-tan has no memory of them? Always assumed she was the only one who did, actually. O.o

You're forgetting a few avatars Aurora-hime:



Reposted cause they're adorable. :D

I've been in a writerly mood lately, so expect more bios in the near future...
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 16, 2010, 11:14:50 pm
^^
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 16, 2010, 11:17:13 pm
Thanks for posting them, I forgot! ^^;

Or rather, 3.1-tan barely has any memory of them. However, MS DOS-tan remembers (and knows them), but keeps it all a secret from the rest of the family, since she occasionally sneaks out to visit the Binteeji Renmei and reunite with her sister.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 17, 2010, 12:02:43 am
Some more new bios, including two for the DOSSE, the most overlooked of the factions!


Quote from: undefinedName: DR DOS-tan
aka: CP/M, Caldera OpenDOS, "Control Program for Microcomputers"
Debut: 1976
Height: 146 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Blue-green
Hair: Grey

Quick Facts:

-The mother of the x86 DOS-tans, and GEM's older sister.
-Works as a doctor for the vintage OS-tans for free, but extremely expensive to everyone else.
-Is hard-working yet laid-back pleasant, and motherly, but not adverse to using sadistic punishment either.
-Childhood friends with IMSAI 8080, who inspired her to great ambitious, at a cost...
-Used to be an aggressive workaholic who didn't often see her children, and outright scorned QDOS, MSDOS and PCDOS for several years.
-After she joined the Binteeji Renmei and DOSSE, she strived to atone for her past negligence towards her children and get to know them, especially QDOS, who she hurt the most.
-Helped her sister GEM recover from traumatic experiences.
-Had multiple name changes and had moved to multiple different companies, including Novell where she became a colleague of Netware and UnixWare.
-Tallest of the DOS-tans, has long grey hair in pigtails, and wears a stylized doctor's uniform with a nurse's hat.
-Wears hair clips alluding to her original name: CP/M.


Quote from: undefinedName: PTS-DOS
aka:
Debut: 1993
Height: 135 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Lilac
Hair: Light Blue

Quick Facts:

-Speaks entirely in Russian, but understands other languages too.
-Likes to be around others, even if she can't always reply to them.
-Taking advantage of language barriers, she likes to jokingly point out the obvious or speaks in non-sequiturs.
-Is a prankster with a mischievous streak.
-However, she usually keeps to herself.
-Is sharp, witty and knowledgeable in history, philosophy and the arts, but appears offish and apathetic to those that cannot understand her.
-Even though she can't communicate with most OS-tans (including her sisters), she cares a lot about her peers very much and gladly helps them.
-A master of reverse engineering, and can work wonders with technology that seems impossible to decipher and software that seem impossible to duplicate.
-Wears a traditional Russian school uniform and keeps her hair braided and decorated with floral hair clips.
-PCDOS considers her a close friend who she can talk about her problems to.

Some new bios for the House of Mac, overhauled:

Update: These may be getting updated again.


Quote from: undefinedName: Mac OS1-tan
aka: "System 1"
Debut: 1/24/1984
Height: 125 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Silver
Hair: Black
Blood Type: 16

Quick Facts:

-Is feisty, bold, charismatic straightforward and wants to be a leader, but is childish and has a one-track mind.
-Is scatterbrained and speaks primarily in newspeak (despite the irony of being an aggressive non-conformist in her youth) because it's easier for her.
-Is stronger than she looks and wields a hammer as her weapon of choice.
-Still regards herself as a vigilante fighting against tyranny, even though her glory days are long behind her.
-Had a rough upbringing before her public debut in 1984, having been forced by Lisa to be her servant.
-Was happy to become independent and speak out against Lisa, but now feels sorry for her.
-Means well and strives to be a mother figure to all the Mac-tans, though nearly all of them treat her as a little sister figure who needs to be cared for.
-Considered GEM a rival and major threat back in '85 and took action against her, but has long since regretted it.
-Has reconciled with GEM recently and the two became friends, but still has long-standing rivalries with PCDOS and Sinclair QL. Is also friends with QDOS.


Quote from: undefinedName: Mac OS2-tan
aka: "System 2", "Ahiru-chan"
Debut: Apr 1985
Height: 127 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Silver
Hair: Black
Blood Type: 16

Quick Facts:

-Looks much like System 1-tan, but has two side ponytails, wears a sash, and a sleeveless dress.
-Is observant, witty, and intelligent but desperate for attention and gets forgotten a lot.
-Even worse is that unlike the rest of her family, she isn't a good fighter at all.
-Appears calm at a first glance.
-Likes to give long lectures, read classic literature and discuss philosophy.
-Carries around a duck puppet to assist in her lectures to make them more entertaining, with varying amounts of success.
-Despite being highly intelligent, she is misunderstood, with few believing what she says.
-Cares for her family, but really hates that she cannot be taken seriously, and gets aggressive when ignored. Swears she will get the last laugh some day.
-Gets along best with Apple II, Mac OS1, OSX Panther, and OSX Leopard.


Quote from: undefinedName: Mac OS3-tan
aka: "System 3"
Debut: 1/16/1986
Height: 130 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Silver
Hair: Black, w/ multicolored streaks
Blood Type: 16

Quick Facts:

- Has a bubbly and cheerful disposition.
- Loves to wear old-fashioned clothing dyed with unnaturally-vibrant colors.
- Gets along with all her sisters, but shares the best chemistry with Mac OS4, Mac OS8, OS9, and OSX Tiger.
- Is very cheerful, friendly and outgoing, and has great social skills.
- Is the least stable Mac-tan, has a huge fear of bugs and is klutzy.
- More efficient and better-organized than her predecessors but still cannot multitask.
- A competent fighter with improvised weapons, but only able to show her skills when provoked enough, which doesn't happen easily.
- Loves shopping and tinkering with old gadgets, though back in her youth, she introduced new technologies to the Apple Family.
- Very fond of OS9-kun, sometimes over-protective. Because of this, she has a rivalry with Windows ME.
- Can empathize with ME very well when they aren't feuding over OS9-kun.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on June 17, 2010, 12:11:38 am
Wooooooooooooo, CP/M-sama, Queen Mother of the DOSes, long lost DEC-ish-thingy...!

Um... I'll comment on the rest later. Since I have to go pass out now.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on June 17, 2010, 01:42:48 pm
Long live the DOSSE, and long live TV Tropes!  Ah yes, the Russian OS-tans.... most concerning....
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on June 23, 2010, 01:36:55 pm
Bios! Windows 1.0-tan + 7 DEC-tans.

Quote from: "I"Name:  Windows 1.0
aka: N/A
Debut: 1985
Height:  ?
Weight: ?
Eye Color: green
Hair: green

Quick Facts:
-The genetic mother of the 9x Windows-tans.
-Physically a young woman, but has an innocent, child-like mentality.
-Her stunted mental condition makes the completion of complex tasks difficult, but she revels in her ability to perform simple tasks.
-A loving and caring personality, very perceptive of other persons' emotions.
-Tries to be a good mother for Windows 2.0-tan, but more often then not 2.0-tan takes care of her mother.
-Was ousted from the Windows family with 2.0-tan around the time of the breakup of the Microsoft/IBM alliance.
-Often wears a variety of bandages and slings (a nod to Windows 1.0's unfinished and experimental nature).
-Donned a fine kimono and hair decorations during her time at MS, now dresses in plain 1920s-inspired dresses, usually tattered and patched.
-Has short green hair (was darker in her youth, now light green), a 1.0-shaped hair decoration, wears a kind but far-away expression
...

Name:  RSX
aka: RSX-11, all other variant names of RSX
Debut: 1972
Height: 170cm or  5'7''
Weight: 56kg or 123lb
Eye Color: blue-grey
Hair: black turned grey
Notes: this character represents ALL RSX releases and variations
Quick Facts:
-Is the biological daughter of Bunker Ramo RW-300 Control System-tan, but never knew her mother. Was raised at DEC by DOS/Batch 11-tan.
-Mother of OpenVMS and VAXELN-tan.
-Has a serene but rather emotionless demeanour; but was nothing short of devoted to her own children.
-A skilled swordfighter, she carried a backsword
-She also trained many of the younger-generation DEC-tans in swordfighting
-Has geomancy skills, specializing in air control
-Physically a mature woman in her mid-to-late 30s, wears glasses and medium-length braided hair usually tied into a ponytail.  She begrudgingly donned a military uniform during her time at DEC, but now prefers light clothing like long sundresses and sandals.  
...

Name:  RSTS (pronounced Ristess)
aka: RSTS/V, /E, -11, RTSS and others
Debut: circa 1971
Height:  165 cm or 5'5''
Weight: 66kg or 145lb
Eye Color: brown
Hair: blonde
Notes: represents all RSTS variations and releases

Quick Facts:
-Daughter of TSS-8
-Has a pragmatic, utilitarian outlook
-A lively woman, known for her good sense of humour and love of practical jokes
-Her boisterous nature might be mistaken for cockiness, but friends know she's actually quite grounded
-A tomboy
-Physically mature, strong and stocky with short blonde hair, unfussy about her dress and appearance
-Like many of the DEC-tans, shows a longing for the past. Still employed as a hobbyist OS.
...

Name:  DOS/Batch 11
aka: DOS-11
Debut: 1970
Height:  150cm or 4'11''
Weight: 47kg or 104lb
Eye Color: green
Hair: silver

Quick Facts:
-Borderline psychotic.
-Notoriously temperamental and unpredictable, even toward her friends and users.
-The adoptive mother of RSTS and RT-11. Claims to be RSX's mother, despite no evidence of their being related.
-Wields a butcher knife and established the DEC-tan tradition of bladed weaponry.
-Particularly enjoys messing with Unix-sama, with whom she has a rivalry.
-Abusive toward RT-11, who she felt stole her userbase.
-A bit weak and sickly, but doesn't allow her handicaps to get in her way.
-Physically a short teenage girl, with short silver hair, glasses and a red and white schoolgirl-like uniform
-Died sometime in the mid 1970s.
....

Name:  RT-11
aka: N/A
Debut: 1973
Height:  152cm or 5'
Weight: 48kg or 106lb
Eye Color: bright blue
Hair: red
Other Notes: Represents all RT-11 releases and variants

Quick Facts:
-Demure and quiet with low self-confidence
-Has trouble standing up for herself.
-Hypersensitive to physical and mental stimuli.
-Considers herself an outsider in the among the outgoing DEC-tans
-A fast and agile, moreso than Unix-tan even.
-Short, teenaged, has large blue eyes and long red hair held in twin ponytails. Wears a DEC military uniform.
-A tinkerer.
-Has a devoted following of Soviet Elektronika clones, it is unknown if her menagerie of fans does anything to boost her spirit.
....

Name:  OS/8
aka: OS/12, MS/8, PS/8
Debut: 1971
Height:  168cm or 5'6''
Weight: 54kg or 120lb
Eye Color: green
Hair: black

Quick Facts:
-Is very fast, has excellent reflexes.
-A notable orator and communicator.
-Has a subtle sense of humour and enjoys telling witty anecdotes.
-Perhaps a little less straight-laced than her fellow DEC-tans.
-Has a poor sense of internal timekeeping, often wakes in the night and sleeps during the morning.
-Narcoleptic.
-Lithe and agile, wears a bobbed haircut and 1920s style dress when not in uniform.
...

Name:  VAXELN
aka: VAX/ELN, formerly called ELAN
Debut: 1996
Height: ~165cm or 5'5''
Weight: 56kg or 118lb
Eye Color: blue
Hair: light blue

Quick Facts:
-OpenVMS-tan's sister and RSX-11's daughter.
-Raised in Seattle, had little contact with her family.
-Still has a fairly strong cultural identity as a DEC.
-Born two years before the fall of the DEC society, feels like a latecomer who missed out on the glory days of her culture.
-Mildly jealous of her far more prolific sister.
-Has a rather dazed and unprepared personality.
-Physically a late teenager, short blue hair, blue eyes, bears a strong likeness to OpenVMS.
-Most friendly with RT-11.
-Enjoys skiing.
...

Name: Ultrix
aka: n/a
Debut:  1984
Height: 170cm or 5'7''
Weight: 62kg or 137lb
Eye Color: green
Hair: brown

Quick Facts:
-An BSD-tan, was integrated into DEC culture at a young age (the first Unix do to so).
-Accepted into the DEC ranks despite objections by the strongly anti-Unix DEC-tans and leadership. Very proud of this fact.
-Had a long-running “turf feud” with OpenVMS-tan (Ultrix and VMS ran on the same VAX computer systems).
-Harbours a strong, but strangely good-natured rivalry with OpenVMS.
-Ironically, has a much more venomous vendetta toward her fellow DEC Unix, Tru64 Unix-tan â€" who stole her position at DEC
-A cool, collected and sly personality.
-Wields a trident with three bladed prongs.
-Physically mature, has wavy brown hair, mischievous green eyes, usually wears a slinky black dress when not in uniform.


Notes:
Windows 1.0-tan's having worn a kimono while as MS is a nod to the alternate, non-OSC designed Windows 1.0-tan that's become so popular over at... Futaba imageboard, is it? Anyway, I like that design too and feel it's akin enough to our Windows 1.0-tan to be considered the same character.

RT-11-tan is a Woobie x10.

DOS/Batch 11-tan is related to Roberto the Stab-bot (http://futurama.wikia.com/wiki/Roberto), for reals.

VAXELN-tan is my long-lost sister as far as being born in the wrong time goes. D:

Quote{This former megalomaniac has become a lot nicer, but can still be pretty scary!... She also has an unusual history for a DOS-tan... }


I'm telling you, that's because she's actually a long-lost DEC-tan~! :V :V :V

I was recently on an OSC Wiki-walk when I began reading the histories of the various DOSes... wow! I'd forgotten what an interesting-ablbeit-sad backstory DRDOS and QDOS-tan have.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 25, 2010, 10:43:29 am
hey, has anyone claimed the obscure windows yet? ik there are ale\ready icons of them, but they're some of my favourites (i have alot of favourites ^^;) so if no one else had claimed them, i was going to.

btw, status update, i have drawn the icons, still in the process of colouring them (may have to start over since i kinda left the file at home ^^; also, i made one for a very obscure OS character, Saeko-tan.)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 25, 2010, 10:56:12 am
There already are icons for Odyssey, Neptune, 95 OSR 2.1, and OSR 2.5. But there aren't icons yet for 1.0, 2.0, 3.2 and 97.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 25, 2010, 12:15:44 pm
i claim them!! ^^
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 25, 2010, 01:38:54 pm
About the DEC-tans, any idea why DOS-11 never told RSX about her biological mother? Also seems that RSX is happily retired from the DEC military, but still assists her comrades in the CIOST.

DOS-11 is scary, and it's weird how the DEC-tans' blade-wielding tradition comes from her!  And she was arch-rivals with UNIX too? I bet that took a toll on her lifespan!

Awwww... Poor RT-11! I knew she was already a Woobie because of her abusive mother, but didn't know she had so little self-confidence and is hypersensitive! :(

At least she retired to a quiet life in the Binteeji Renmei!

Poor VAXELN too, she was born in the wrong time period and missed out on a lot of the DEC culture!

BTW, I forgot to list Ultrix, but I assume she's in the CIOST? I think that would suit her best.

The Wiki has been neglected a lot again. :(

DR-DOS has a lot of remorse for neglecting QDOS, but doesn't regret everything though, and often gets into arguments with PC-DOS and DOS/V, who are willing to call her out on that.
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Also forgot to mention that many of the Classic Mac-tans have been subject to Characterization Marches On, especially Mac System 2, who used to essentially be a calmer, wiser Mac System 1. ^^;
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on June 25, 2010, 08:21:47 pm
@Kari: I can't wait to see these avis! *fidgets expectantly*

@Aurora: keep in mind, DOS-11 might not have even known the details of RSX's biological mother-- that was probably a secret saved for the upper-management of DEC. I imagine RSX-tan's heritage was kept a secret for the sake of DEC patriotism, nobody wouldn've wanted to advertise the fact that their "star student" (so to speak) was the descendant of an foreign bloodline, especially one as... obscure... as a Bunker-Ramo.

Veeery scary, and totally unpredictable! DOS Batch 11-tan hated Unix-sama, but Unix probably wouldn't have given a damn about her.

I've always imagined RT-11 as being rather demure and shy and sensitive, so it seems natural that she wouldn't have fared entirely well with such an outgoing group. For this reason, she'd have been closest with RSX and VAXELN-chan... now, she'd probably be friends with the DOSes (PTSDOS included!), Lisa-tan and even Vi-kun. ^^

At least VAXELN-chan has the honour of being the last of a great society, if that's any comfort at all. -v-

Ultrix might be in the CIOST, but given her past with VMS-tan I wouldn't bet on it. She's too proud to be a BR member... the Unix/Linux Consortium is a possibility, but it doesn't seem to fit her very well... I'm thinking wanderer for her.

Poor DRDOS-tan. Surely she'd regret turning QDOS over to IBM/MS, though... or would she? That's how MSDOS and PCDOS were created, and they went on to secure a veritable DOS empire... I sense a lot of moral ambiguity here.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 25, 2010, 08:42:52 pm
That sounds reasonable. RSX's mother RW-300 is like one of the most obscure OSes ever!

I'm guessing that despite how scary of an arch-rival DOS-11 was, Unix didn't care because she didn't see her as a threat not worth her time? Or maybe that DOS-11 was setting herself up for disaster anyways.

Oh... I'll move Ultrix to the wanderer class then.

If MS-DOS and PC-DOS weren't created from QDOS, maybe QDOS wouldn't have been so neglected. It looks like DR-DOS didn't want to care for her, so she handed her over to MS+IBM and just left.

Or that wouldn't have happened if she weren't such a megalomaniac in the first place. Let's just say that DR-DOS learned a lot of lessons -good and bad- from her mentor and first friend IMSAI 8080...


EDIT: A new bio!

Update: This one may be out of date. She's been portrayed as being part ghost to allude to Barbie Linux's non-existence.

Quote from: undefinedName: Barbie Linux-tan
aka: "Barbie OS"
Debut: ?*
Height: 221 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Blue
Hair: Blonde
*Was announced in the spring of 2006, but was a hoax. There have been Barbie-brand computers running what may have been labeled as a "Barbie OS", but this character mainly represents the fake Linux distro version.

Quick Facts:

-Is the tallest of the non-mainframe OS-tans.
-Friendly, outgoing and cheerful, although blunt at times.
-Has long blonde hair, and wears a pink+white polka-dotted minidress.
-Fond of nearly everything cute and trendy.
-Was a member of the Linux/Unix Consortium, but was shunned a lot by the more elitist members who derided her as a sell-out, or worse. She was rejected from the LUC.
-Her cheerful demeanor is often a facade, hiding a broken ego turned unstable.
-Friends with Atari TOS, Coleco Adam, OS-9 and Mac OS9. Addition: She may also be friends with Macintosh System 5-tan, and Windows 9-tan (if there's one), who can relate to being non-existent OSes.
-Dislikes the elite Unix-tans, is also rivals with Windows XP, Vista and 7.
-Does not take rejection well.
-Frequently carries a machete.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Exa on June 26, 2010, 11:23:42 am
Ehehe~ ... I do have to admit I seem to like this character a lot - even though if I feel sorry for her about this "broken ego" part. I mean, she is a cute, friendly, tall girl who - if I remember correctly from earlier - is also a wanderer! I cannot say "no" to such a beauty! *squees*
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 27, 2010, 02:58:30 am
lulz, barbie linux. perhaps the oddest of all linux-tans. still, i would have liked to see a copy of that distro come to light, even is it is PINNNNK. xD

poor dear. she needs a real friend. if it weren't for the fact that they're rival OSes to the end, she and XP would have made great friends.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 27, 2010, 11:25:59 am
Yup, she's a wanderer since she got kicked out of the LUC, but being a wanderer suits her much better. Lots of odd OS-tans there!

And it really is too bad that she's rivals with XP-tan. Maybe someday they will reconcile, though the rivalry is mostly one-sided.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 27, 2010, 11:43:29 am
hmm, are there any comics with her? the interaction between her and XP sound funny. xD

btw, which XP distro is her rival?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 27, 2010, 12:06:55 pm
No comics about that yet, but she'd be rivals with XP Pro.

There could even be some sappiness between them because Barbie Linux is jealous of XP Pro for all the attention and praise she gets for her looks and popularity she has while Barbie Linux lives in obscurity, but she isn't aware that XP Pro also frequently gets derided by others for her looks. :(
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 27, 2010, 02:59:58 pm
hmm, in that sense, they might share some common ground. comrades, yet they don't know it.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Exa on June 28, 2010, 08:44:26 am
Quote from: "Aurora Borealis"There could even be some sappiness between them because Barbie Linux is jealous of XP Pro for all the attention and praise she gets for her looks and popularity she has while Barbie Linux lives in obscurity, but she isn't aware that XP Pro also frequently gets derided by others for her looks. :(


Oh my, oh my... people with prejudice can be so annoying for them. But yeah, obscurity is a harsh thing to deal with, especially with a popular rival.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 29, 2010, 01:35:15 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13hmm, in that sense, they might share some common ground. comrades, yet they don't know it.
Yeah!

Quote from: ExaOh my, oh my... people with prejudice can be so annoying for them. But yeah, obscurity is a harsh thing to deal with, especially with a popular rival.
That too! Her obscurity and trying to compete against such a popular OS-tan also took a toll on her.
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Two new character bios! The DOS-tans sure have sappy backstories!


QuoteName:QDOS
aka: 86-DOS
Debut: 1980
Height: 92 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Grey
Hair: Dark green

Quick Facts:

-The oldest of DR-DOS's daughters, but is the smallest and seems the youngest.
-Has short green hair decorated with metal accessories, and has glasses that double as goggles.
-Wears a schoolgirl outfit with a tool belt.
-Was taken in by the Microsoft-IBM Family for a few days.
-MSDOS and PCDOS were cloned from her, and QDOS was abandoned after their creation.
-Survived in a junkyard for several years but is physically and mentally stunted.
-A miracle mechanic that can repair anything. The results aren't always smooth but get the job done.
-Cheerful and fearless, incapable of feeling hate towards anyone or anything.
-Has always been happy since reuniting with her family.


QuoteName: ROM-DOS
aka:
Debut: 1989
Height: 117 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Purple
Hair: Purple

Quick Facts:

-Is hot-headed, highly ambitious and determined.
-Has her hair tied in 5 ponytails, with functional metal hair clips she can attach small devices to.
-Wears a red+black streamlined school uniform, and a hi-tech monocle.
-Has the ability to control, manipulate and disable electronics.
-The most aggressive of the DOS-tans, she is willing and able to fight against aggressors head-on.
-Very competitive, is rivals with TRON, eCOS, OS-9 and QNX.
-Doesn't have a good track record against her rivals, nor is she good at planning ahead.
-Determined to make money by any means necessary, with the hopes of buying back QDOS's source code and treating her incompleteness.
-Gets along well with her sisters, especially QDOS, who she is very protective of.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on June 30, 2010, 09:15:16 pm
Q-DOS YAY!!! <3
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 02, 2010, 11:30:12 am
FINALLY THEY ARE DONE.
windows 1.0 (both forms)
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/10-tanfirstformicon.jpg) (http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/10-tansecondformicon.jpg)

windows 2.0
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/20-tanicon.jpg)

windows 3.2 (and DOS bunny)
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/32-tanandDOSbunnyicon.jpg)

97-tan
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/97-tanicon.jpg)

CTOS-tan (i think i'll have to re-do this one, sorry)
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/CTOS-tanicon.jpg)

MCP-tan
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/mcp-tanicon.jpg)

Multics-tan
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/Multics-tanicon.jpg)

Saeko-tan (microsoft office assistant, appeared in a few comics)
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/Saeko-tanicon.jpg)

THOR-tan
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/thor-tanicon.jpg)

Unix-tan
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/Unix-tanicon.jpg)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 02, 2010, 12:08:56 pm
ILU Choco. <3

They are all ABLSKFLGALGLY adorable, but damn, CTOS-tan made almost pass out from cute overdose. 2.0-chan's sweet, MCP-tan's looking properly sorceress-like, Multics-sama is lovely and Unix wonderfully angsty (although we've known how well you draw those two for a long time ^^) and THOR-chama is SO MOE IMMA DIE. :U

Your drawing of Saeko-tan reminds me of a certain character from FMA... but her name escapes me right now. D:
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 02, 2010, 12:11:11 pm
Awww! They're all so cute! Great work! :D

My favorites are Windows 2.0, 97 and Unix!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 02, 2010, 09:45:57 pm
^^ your praise is like a happy bolt of lightening to the brain. danke schoen.

oh, and ilu too bella. ^^
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 02, 2010, 10:38:11 pm
Oh man, they're all so so adorable it made me smile.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 03, 2010, 12:00:59 pm
I got 5 of the pics converted into icon form:



But right when I was almost done working with 3 other icons, my computer crapped out on me, it suddenly shut down and I had to plug it in, even though the battery still had 18% left!

Restarted with no problem, but I didn't save the .psd files for the icons because I didn't think I'd need to, and I lost the three I was working on! AAAAAAUGH!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 05, 2010, 06:36:21 pm
Oh no!  Is it something with your power settings?  For a while my laptop did that, I had to change something in the power mananger.... I think....
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 05, 2010, 06:55:36 pm
I don't know. I had my settings so that the display would go to sleep after 5 minutes when not in use, and the computer going into sleep mode after 15 minutes. Those settings have worked well since I got this laptop 13 months ago.

But sometimes my laptop suddenly shuts down, even when I have about 20% left. This has happened a few times before, and all recently.

Normally when it runs out of power, it goes into sleep mode for a while before shutting down.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 05, 2010, 07:45:37 pm
Hm, yeah, that's what mine does.  *shrug* Oh well I suppose (would you look at that I broke 1000)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: kgm_1004 on July 06, 2010, 11:53:03 am
I can see cuteness oozing out from CTOS-tan. It's sooo cute XDD
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 07, 2010, 12:47:31 pm
yay. ^^ the icons look great aurora. ^^ sorry i didn't do that initally. o____o;

sucks about your laptop. virus scan?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 07, 2010, 05:00:19 pm
Good to see another fan-made OS-tan fan, kgm! :D

Kami-Aurora is a Mac user, Choco, her computer has no need for virus scans. </smugness>
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 07, 2010, 09:49:24 pm
Bios! This time, we are treated to the tragic mother/daughter combo, Xenix and SCO Unix-tan.

QuoteName: SCO Unix
aka: OpenServer, OpenDesktop
Debut: 1989
Height: 163cm or 5'4''
Weight: 56kg or 120lb
Eye Color: blue
Hair: blue

Quick Facts:
-Daughter of Xenix, although the two never knew each other very well.
-Her mother's absence fighting in the Unix Wars and subsequent death are believed to have negatively affected her already demanding personality.
-Was always a treacherous and suspicious person, in recent years has morphed into a paranoid-delusional.
-Sue-happy, she chooses to hassle enemies with frivolous lawsuits and legal threats.
-Mistrusts of the Linux-tans above all others, she has been in several failed alliances with their kind.
-Believes that GNU/Linux is a secret illegitimate blood-relative of the Unix family.
-Rivalrous with her step-sister, UnixWare, as well as GNU/Linux, RedHat Linux, SuSE and the IBM Unixes.
-Believes herself to be the true heir to Unix-sama (and thus, guardian of her bloodline and name).
-Was humiliated in battle when UnixWare defeated her, winning the honour of protector of the Unix name.
-Faces financial woes, but still manages to maintain a relatively strong position in the server market.
-Sympathetic to the Windows-tans.
-Dresses in plain, businesslike clothing, has short blue hair and oval glasses.


SCO-chan believes herself to be the Only Sane Man in the Unix Family, when she's actually the exact opposite.


QuoteName: Xenix
aka: Microsoft Unix
Debut:  1980
Height: ??
Weight: ??
Eye Color: hazel
Hair: teal-blue

Quick Facts:
-The only Unix allied with Microsoft, she was unconditionally devoted to the company.
-Considered a traitor by her fellow Unix-tans.
-Acted as a loyal custodian to the early Microsoft/IBM family -tans: Altair 8800, MS- and PCDOS, Windows 1.0,  2.0 and OS/2-tan.
-Had a cheerless, austere personality, yet was surprisingly gentle with her charges.
-A skillful melee fighter, she was employed as an assassin (her choice weapon being a wire garrote).
-Retired from Microsoft and never got to see the family she loved so much grow in power and influence.
-Felt it was her duty to fight in the Unix Wars, even at the cost of raising her daughter, SCO Unix.
-Was sent to fight in the front lines of the war, where she was killed in action.
-Missed by few and largely forgotten.
-Had shoulder-length blue hair, hazel eyes, during her time at Microsoft wore a maid-like uniform and bonnet.


Notes: I'd be interested in knowing what happened to Xenix after she stepped down from Microsoft and before she got killed in the Unix Wars. What started this train of thought? A security-oriented variant called Trusted Xenix achieved a B2 rating in the DoD TCSEC test, making it the second most secure OS ever tested. To compare, Mul-frickin-ultics got a B2 rating as well.

AND ALSO, I'd like to motion for the inclusion of two more seconds in the Annex Thread if it's possible: Unaffiliated Applications and Unaffiliated Hardware, soft- and hardware-tans that have no known associations with OS-tan factions. Basically a place to put all those assorted -tans and -kuns until we figure their places (if they have them).
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 07, 2010, 11:31:42 pm
Awwww... SCO Unix-tan is a Jerkass Woobie with a lot of enemies! Are there any Unices/Linuces that DO get along with her? o_o

Wow! Xenix is amazingly secure! That must mean she was a VERY effective bodyguard for the old family, but for her to have gotten killed in action must have involved major sabotage by other forces that wanted her dead...

BTW, although Altair-tan is 5 years older than Xenix-tan, I think it makes sense for Xenix, who was rising in power at the time to look after Altair, who was falling into obscurity and ultimately did so by some time in the 80's.

But for some reason, after MSDOS and PCDOS were born in 1981, Altair-tan had to leave, possibly due to orders from the higher-ups. But I think even then, Xenix still kept in contact with Altair for as long as she could and helped her out.

And another note, discussing OS-tan backstories here is highly encouraged! Maybe it will also inspire some drawing and comic ideas too! :)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 08, 2010, 11:17:05 pm
send me some example pics, and i'd be happy to draw then if no one's volunteered. :3
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 08, 2010, 11:49:18 pm
Altair-tan:

Altair-tan + IMSAI 8080-tan (http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/140/9/d/Altair_tan_and_IMSAI_tan_by_Kattlanna.png)

Xenix-tan:
Xenix-tan and DOS-tans, circa 1985[/url
[url=http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?pos=-7382]My half-assed concept sketch from '08 (http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/006/b/b/Xenix_and_DOS_tan_Collab_FINAL_by_BellaCielo.png)

There is an icon for Xenix-tan, but not one of Altair-tan yet too.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 09, 2010, 12:33:18 am
were the stats for altair posted?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 09, 2010, 12:36:04 am
No, not yet. I'll type that up.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 09, 2010, 12:51:46 am
Unices and Linuces that get along with SCO-chan? None... that... I... can name off the top of my head...

Yeah, I'd no idea Xenix was so secure... I mean, a B2 rating?! Just for an example, Multics was rated B2 as well, Windows NT is C1, and OpenVMS is B1 and B3 and the highest rated is GEMSOS, a Multics-like that achieved A1. Back to the subject at hand, yeah, makes you wonder WHO Xenix crossed or where she went wrong. @@

I wondered how Altair-tan fit into all of this, thanks for filling me in. ^^

Any word on including misc. software and hardware-tan categories Aurora?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 09, 2010, 01:05:12 am
Well, Xenix-tan was considered a traitor by the Unices, made worse by that she was loyal to the MS Family to the very end, even when the Family were turning to imperialist ambitions...

And ultimately, NT-tan's forces conquered the server market that was dominated by the Unices! However, I don't know if Xenix-tan lived to see that. About what year did she end up dying?

Her death caused by sabotage could have been a result of some of the hard-lined Unices working together to eliminate the 'traitor'. That is if they weren't too busy tearing each other apart!

As for the new categories, I'll see if I could add them in. For the original Annex Project, hardware and app-tans weren't (with just a few exceptions) included, but now that there are already plenty of hardware-based characters (particularly various historical mainframes) already included, sure why not? :)

But when it comes to hardware-tans/-kuns, it should mainly be limited to historical systems, because with modern systems, the roster could quickly get unwieldy! @_@
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 09, 2010, 09:17:30 pm
that is, unless we condense the brand into one particular -tan.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 09, 2010, 10:56:50 pm
Quote from: "Aurora Borealis"Well, Xenix-tan was considered a traitor by the Unices, made worse by that she was loyal to the MS Family to the very end, even when the Family were turning to imperialist ambitions...

And ultimately, NT-tan's forces conquered the server market that was dominated by the Unices! However, I don't know if Xenix-tan lived to see that. About what year did she end up dying?

Her death caused by sabotage could have been a result of some of the hard-lined Unices working together to eliminate the 'traitor'. That is if they weren't too busy tearing each other apart!

As for the new categories, I'll see if I could add them in. For the original Annex Project, hardware and app-tans weren't (with just a few exceptions) included, but now that there are already plenty of hardware-based characters (particularly various historical mainframes) already included, sure why not? :)

But when it comes to hardware-tans/-kuns, it should mainly be limited to historical systems, because with modern systems, the roster could quickly get unwieldy! @_@


No idea when Xenix died, must've been near the end of the Unix Wars? 1993, 94 maybe?

Hmm, maybe they thought she might end up being more loyal to the MS-tans than the Unixes, and try to sabotage the Unixes to help the Windows-tans get a foothold in their market? </conspiracy theory>

There are some hardware and app-tans included, yes, (like a bunch of old mainframes, old electronic computers and a few program-tans), but those are the ones aligned with certain OS-tan factions. Maybe we should just add app and hardware-tans to the factions of OS-tans they'd be most likely allied with? For instance, Vi-kun would go in the LUC section, IBM 7090-kun would be with the deceased characters, and someone like Emacs-kun might be a wanderer (not so much in the literal sense, but because he's simply unaffiliated with any one OS-tan group). I agree that we should only add characters that already exist.

Quote from: "Kari"that is, unless we condense the brand into one particular -tan.


Non! This isn't Brand-tan Collections or Company-tan Collections, this is OS-tan Collections. It's hard to accurately condense an entire company into a single character, its much too ambiguous.

Speaking of which, I'm thinking of >sigh< splitting GE 600/Honeywell 6000-kun into two separate characters. I don't like making redundant characters, but the more I research the two computers, the more different they become (ie, it goes a little deeper than a company change and name change). >.>;;;
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 10, 2010, 12:07:15 am
Great conspiracy theory! :)

Any other unlisted hardware and app characters? I'm losing track! ^^;

I agree it's too hard and less interesting to condense the hardware brands into single characters, for the most part. But with modern hardware lines having so many variations, it would be unwieldy to try and personify each specific variation!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 10, 2010, 01:31:44 pm
Conspiracies, it's what I do best. >:3

Here's a short list of hardware and software-tans (in addition to the ones listed in the wiki:

Apps that exist in concept or depictions, and with known backstory:
-QED
-Apache HTTP Server
-Multics Regional Data Store or MRDS (undrawn as of yet, that should soon change)
-VisiCalc (also undrawn, concepts exist however)
-SIMMON
-TREE-META
Apps that have been visually depicted, but without backstory or other info:
-GreenDam
-VLC
-Chrome
-MS Excel
Hardwares that exist in concept or depictions and with established backstory:
-Honeywell Kitchen Computer
-Honeywell 6000
-GE 600
-FASTRAND II (memory unit)
-IBM 728 (memory unit)
-IBM 7090
-IBM Selectric (a typewriter, but modified versions were used as terminals)
-IBM 5100
-IBM Stretch
-Wang 2200
Hardwares that appear in drawn renditions, but without known backstory:
-G3 iMac http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/Apple-Mac/normal_hard_005.jpg
-G4 (floating-display) iMac
-G5 iMac http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/Apple-Mac/normal_1117545455843.jpg
-G4 Powerbook http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/Apple-Mac/normal_1123807736380.jpg
-G4 Power Mac (?) http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/Apple-Mac/normal_hard_001.jpg
-G5 Power Mac http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/Apple-Mac/normal_1123205788525.jpg
-Aluminum iMac
-Dell Inspiron http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/Other/normal_1114366978104.jpg
-Sony VAIO http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/Other/normal_tw-vaio.jpg

I do agree that making -tans for each hardware variation is opening up a veritable Pandora's Box-- I think that a -tan should only exist for each major hardware change. Like the Macs above: a G3 iMac-tan, a G4 iMac-tan, a G5 iMac, etc. And somebody like IBM 7090-kun represents the entire 7090 line, and trust me, there were a lot of variations.

Of course, this is flexible when it comes to personal storylines: GE 600 and Honeywell 6000 could be the same character, but I think it'd work better it the two were split up into separate ones. (Since the GE 600-series computers were quite common and popular in the 60s, and hosted many different OSes. The Honeywell 6000-series is almost synonymous with Multics, I'm not sure if it ever ran any other OSes.)

Also, I'd be wary of adding any of the non-backstoried -tans to the Annex thread; it'd just be clutter getting in the way of other designs that exist as more than a one-shot. I just want to bring it to people's attention that there are a lot of hardware-tans floating around out there that potentially have use in stories and stuff. But until they are used, and their personalities developed, I'd be cautious about adding them.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 10, 2010, 10:44:14 pm
i'll agree, it's unfair to rep an entire group with just one -tan. but shouldn't they be represented somehow?

then there are the ones who already made it through, like the dualcore-tans.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 11, 2010, 12:44:04 am
Quote from: "Chocofreak13"i'll agree, it's unfair to rep an entire group with just one -tan. but shouldn't they be represented somehow?

then there are the ones who already made it through, like the dualcore-tans.


Yeah, if there's a hardware or software-tan you really want to draw, make it. But I wouldn't recommend populating the OS-taneverse with a bunch of vague concepts for characters we never plan on shaping fuller backstories or personalities for and who exist as only a name on a list.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 11, 2010, 04:31:14 pm
I'll only include apps and hardware that do have characterizations and backstory. Now we just need to place them into their proper factions.

Also, two new bios, leaders of the personal computer revolution!:

{{The benefactress to the Microsoft-IBM Family, sadly got exiled, but united with PC-DOS, Windows 1.0 and 2.0 at the Binteeji Renmei!}}
Quote
Name: MITS Altair 8800
aka: "Altair"
Debut: Jan 1975
Height: 137 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Red
Hair: White

Quick Facts:

-Credited for starting the personal computer revolution. (first commercially successful personal computer)
-Overconfident in her youth, but still prone to exaggerating things. (had hugely exaggerated hype from its developers)
-Intelligent but was self-destructive, withdrawn and melancholy. Her attitude has improved a lot since joining the BR though.
-Hobbies include working on model rockets and antique calculators.
-Was arch-rivals with IMSAI 8080, who she wanted to knock out of the competition.
-Ended up causing her own near-demise and lost against IMSAI in terms of popularity.
-Was friends with Apple I and Xenix.
-Was the benefactress and an honorary member of the Microsoft-IBM family, but had to leave in 1981.
-Spent over 20 years as a wanderer in various hardships and obscurity.
-Joined the Binteeji Renmei in recent years, and reconciled with IMSAI 8080.
-Is much happier now that she has retired, making new friends, and feeling like she can redeem herself.
-Wears a long blue+silver gown with a white bow and red pearls around the collar.



{{Possibly the only character from the 70's personal computer revolution that hasn't retired!}}
Quote
Name: IMSAI 8080
aka:
Debut: Dec 1975
Height: 142 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Violet
Hair: White

Quick Facts:

-Usually has a stoic and edgy attitude, but can also be kind to others.
-A good tactician, skilled with modern technology and has connections to important information networks. (The original IMSAI 8080 is still supported by its parent company, and a modernized version is being made)
-A former megalomaniac, in her prime she was a military engineer who led over her territory with a dictatorship, with plans of mind control and world domination.
-Was arch-rivals with Altair, but both faded into obscurity by the early 80's.
-Lost out to user-friendlier competitors (i.e: PET, Apple II) and nearly met her demise due to faulty technology.
-DR-DOS's childhood friend and mentor, who she inspired to be ambitious and powerful, though with unintended consequences she regrets.
-Felt hopeless as a wanderer, joined the CIOST in the early 2000's which gave her new feelings of hope along with the desire to improve herself and help others, especially fellow underdogs.
-Helps the various CIOST members stay in contact with each other.
-Friends with BeOS, MenuetOS and Apple III, DR-DOS, and has also reconciled with Altair in recent years.
-Has her hair decorated with a teal headband and alternating red and blue hair clips.
-Her outfit is modeled after the IMSAI 8080's color scheme, notably her long-sleeved shirt is modeled after the layout of the red+blue switches on the front.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 12, 2010, 07:35:52 pm
yay!


....aw. mine look so crappy compared to yours. ;___;

btw, can i claim the honeywell kitchen computer? she sounds like she's made of lawls. xD
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 12, 2010, 08:00:08 pm
Sure! Here's a pic of her. (http://Kattlanna.deviantart.com/art/OS-tan-sketches-4-149994778) Yeah! She's a very silly character!

But kinda tragic though. Not one unit sold!

Awww... We're just using different art styles and programs with different approaches. But I think my icons just can't compare to yours in terms of cuteness!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 12, 2010, 08:08:42 pm
Wowza, OpenVMS and OpemVME are lookin' sharp -quite literally- Aurora! :D The latter's eyebrows look a little on the heavy side, but that might just be the glasses. Shouldn't be one to talk though, I've never been fond of the pencil-thin eyebrow trend on women (full eyebrow pride!)

Your avis aren't crappy Choco... in fact, that last set contained, perhaps, the highest concentration of cute I've ever seen in a single OS-tan related piece. You have a wonderful, fun, unique style and are willing to draw outside the OS-tan "canon", and that makes you very special. ^^
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 12, 2010, 08:25:52 pm
Quote(full eyebrow pride!)

Yeah, say that again when you have to shave your forehead every month to avoid UNIBRAU, I dare you.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 14, 2010, 04:40:18 pm
aw, that's ok. we still like you. you just have a troll brow like my cat. that's cute. :3

(and thanx guys. ^^ i just need to try harder. ^^; )
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 14, 2010, 06:46:45 pm
Quote from: "NejinOniwa"
Quote(full eyebrow pride!)

Yeah, say that again when you have to shave your forehead every month to avoid UNIBRAU, I dare you.


Unibrow isn't the word, but my eyebrows do need grooming to be kept... tidy... so I sort of know how you feel. >///>

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Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 14, 2010, 07:15:09 pm
*whisper*I'VESAIDTOOMUCH*whisper* [/stephenlynch]
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on July 14, 2010, 07:21:24 pm
That man is a true, purebred, magnificent bastard.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 14, 2010, 09:13:49 pm
indeed. still need to track down that "big fat friend" song. xD
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 05, 2010, 05:06:25 pm
Got a new list of OS-tans that need organizing:

LGP-30
MVS (Multiple Virtual Storage)
"The Dead Hand"
Bendix G-15
SEAC
MERT
IBM 610
IBM 1620 CADET
SWAC
DX-10
SSEC (Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator) -Deceased
RAYDAC - Deceased
DigiComp
NSA Secure Linux
IBM 7090
AGC/Luminary
EMAG-III - Deceased?
Honeywell 6000
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 05, 2010, 07:41:34 pm
Mertvaya Ruka... For once, there's something worthy of my attention.

I think I'll take this one on.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on September 05, 2010, 09:19:32 pm
Deceased:
IBM 610
IBM 1620
SEAC
MONECS

Wanderer:
LGP-30
OpenVSE
DigiComp
Bendix G-15

Binteeji Renmei:
DX10

Linux/Unix Consortium:
MERT

Mainframe Guild:
SWAC
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 05, 2010, 10:13:21 pm
o________o;;;
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on September 05, 2010, 11:04:25 pm
YAY NEJ HAS FOUND HIS OS-TAN SOULMATE! :3

NSA Secure Linux - Unix/Linux Consortium
IBM 7090 - deceased
AGC/Luminary - wanderer
EMAG-III - deceased
Honeywell 6000 - deceased
Mertvaya Ruka - wanderer I guess, since she's pretty much alone...
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 06, 2010, 08:27:44 am
Question is, is she a wanderer or is she just shut in? To my knowledge, she's either in use or inactive on-site, and sure as hell no part of her will be allowed out of the complex.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on September 06, 2010, 09:02:11 am
Well, I thought Wanderer was more of a general loner class then actually indicating any wandering.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 06, 2010, 09:18:11 am
I suppose. Well, that's that, then. Unless we want to invent a special Hikikomori class? _W_
Quote from: "Mertvaya Ruka"DON'T OPEN IT! >_<

Something like that. -w-
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 06, 2010, 12:22:11 pm
Okay. Got them added to the lists.

The Wanderers are simply unaligned OS-tans, some of which happen to be shut-ins, while others travel a lot.

Two new bios, and yes they are wanderers!

QuoteName: Damn Small BSD
aka: Evoke
Debut: 12/31/2007
Height: 18 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Pale green
Hair: Dark red

Quick Facts:

-Is extroverted, daring and mischievous.
-Hard-working, but not exactly ambitious, prefers minimalism and a laid-back attitude.
-Friends with the other Damn Small-tans, the four of them usually band together.
-FreeBSD's tiny little sister, they get along well, but DSBSD keeps her distance out of the fear of getting eaten.
-An honorary member of the User Space Gang.
-Wears a sleeveless red dress with a green bow and sneakers.
-Has her hair tied with ribbons into horn-like pigtails.
-Wields a gold fork.


QuoteName: Damn Small Solaris
aka: MilaX
Debut: Jun 2008
Height: 18 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Lilac
Hair: Red-brown

Quick Facts:

-Solaris' little sister.
-Is calm, humble and cheerful, contrasting with her sister's aggressive and neurotic attitude.
-Runs Solaris' coffee shop when she's absent.
-A skilled sorceress, but doesn't flaunt it, mainly using her skills to run the shop.
-Friends with the other Damn Small-tans.
-Wears a waitress outfit with an apron, and a hat in the style of the Solaris mascot Duke.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on September 06, 2010, 01:13:59 pm
D'aww, more of the damn smalls.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 11, 2010, 09:02:09 pm
The Damn Smalls! Hehehe! I still need to get DSL-tan's bio up too.

Three new bios!


The Harvard Mark-tans are the masters of anachronistic fashions! The gap between Mark I-tan's and her immediate successor's fashion styles is over 1,000 years!
Quotename: Harvard Mark II
aka: n/a
debut: 1947
died: ?
height: 163 cm
weight: ?? kg
eye color: gold
hair: brown

Quick Facts:

-A sailor, navigator and mathematician.
-Is adventurous, has worked for the navy.
-Also does mechanical work, known to be crazy-prepared. (built-in hardware for several functions)
-Carries a tool box or tool belt at all times.
-Follows the family's traditions and philosophies (the Harvard Architecture), but also works under her own set of strange and strict rules.
-Her rules aren't as efficient and easily worries about the smaller details, but gets the job done.
-Usually wears her hair in pigtails, and wears an antiquated sailor-type uniform with poofy sleeves and pants.
-Wears a black+grey polka-dotted vest.


The Atari computer sisters:
This is the tale of two step-sisters in an unlikely family.

QuoteName: Atari DOS
aka: "Atari 8-bit"
Debut: 1979
Height: 125 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Yellow
Hair: Blonde

Quick Facts:

-Is kind-hearted, youthful, and cheerful and soft-spoken.
-An old-fashioned prop comic and magician, though her magician outfit appears more impressive than her skills.
-Yet she is resourceful, good at improvising and incorporating the appearance of a timid, bumbling rookie into her acts.
-Wise beyond her years, she is a big sister figure to Atari ST and the other Atari-tans.
-Is Atari ST's older stepsister. Despite their differences, and ST's counterproductive antics, they care for each other a lot.
-Used to be rivals with Commodore PET and Apple II, now the three of them are best friends that are nearly inseparable.
-In the old Atari family, she remained optimistic, even though the Atari console-tans didn't like her.
-Has blonde hair, braided in the style of the Atari logo, each braid ending in three small pigtails.
-Wears a purple+grey magician outfit with an ascot and colorful cape.
-Uses an Atari Remote Controller as a magic wand.



QuoteName: Atari TOS
aka: "Atari ST"
Debut: Jan 1985
Height: 161 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Teal
Hair: Light Blue

Quick Facts:

-Atari DOS's stepsister, GEM's younger half-sister, also a biological sister to DR-DOS-tan.
-She and GEM were separated from birth and had competed against each other before reuniting in the Binteeji Renmei.
-A diva yearning for her old glory days again as an idol singer.
-Obsessed over her looks, worries about her 'fading beauty', and laments her age --which she denies--.
-Was supposed to be a magician like her stepsister --following the tradition of her step-family--, but was more of a song-and-dance performer.
-Had much more pizzazz as a performer, but neglected her magic skills.
-Still has rivalries with Amiga and C64. Had either reconciled with or forgot about her rivalries with GS/OS and the Macs.
-Somewhat of a loner and keeps her distance from most Vintage-tans, but deep down she is grateful for their help and kindness.
-Has long wavy light blue hair decorated with a bee-shaped hair clip.
-Wears a green+white minidress with high-heels, a teal jacket and Atari logo sash.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on October 01, 2010, 03:30:03 pm
Somehow I feel compelled to jot down bios for the Mac OSX-tans.... dunno where to start, though. D:

Maybe I can write them up, and Aurora-san can fact-check (though we know little about the OSX-tans).
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on October 03, 2010, 08:03:00 pm
What I've gotten down so far for each:

OSX Server/Rhapsody: Friendly, cheerful and stable, good at cooking, serving and crafts, a great mother figure or big sister figure to many of the Mac-tans, but is a shut-in and social-phobic.

OSX Cheetah: Is mischievous, a dominatrix with a sadistic side, but hides a lot of insecurities and clumsiness. Most of the Mac-tans are scared of her.

OSX Puma: More stable than Cheetah, but is timid and mousy, easily pushed around by the more aggressive (i.e: OSX-tan) and feels like she's forced to take sides.

OSX Jaguar: The first OSX-tan with considerable self-confidence. Is sporty, tomboyish and artsy. Also socially awkward, but doesn't let that stop her from her goals.

OSX Panther: Prefers to stay out of the family conflicts, appreciates classical music and art, generally quiet but strong-willed, but isn't as adventurous as OSX Tiger-tan.

OSX Tiger: The de-facto leader of the OSX-tans, but gets into frequent power struggles with OSX-tan. Is cheerful and hot-blooded but laid-back and adventurous.

OSX Leopard: A time-traveling genius, overconfident and overly snarky at times but means well.


I also need to come up with bios for more of the Classic Mac-tans!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 03, 2010, 10:18:22 pm
No love for the shota-leopard-kun, i suppose. -w-;
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on October 04, 2010, 08:24:20 am
Don't forget OSX Snow Leopard: Leopard's older self, mature, confident but less willing to traverse time. Probably has dirt on every living (and dead) OS-tan, chooses to keep the information under her hat.

Creepy shota boys are creepy. ><
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 08, 2010, 05:52:05 pm
shota ain't creepy! ;___;
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on October 08, 2010, 06:16:38 pm
Quote from: "WHAT IS THIS"
B: This is creepy!
C: Creepy...?
C: THIS
IS
SHOOOTAAAAA!!!
[/size][/i]
(http://kazumi386.org/~ostan2/pic_os_uploader01_seven/mac_leo/src/1274126750937.jpg)


ARGUMENT'D.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on October 08, 2010, 07:07:23 pm
^^ ty.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on October 15, 2010, 09:15:21 pm
Yup, Snow Leopard-tan is included, her bio is listed on the front page.

The --canon-- OS-kuns aren't included in the project bios (lack of interest or characterization?), but can still make cameo appearances in stories.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 21, 2010, 05:33:59 pm
Hey! I'm still working on this (was distracted by many other things for a while), and I have a few project avatars, chibis and bios in the works, but I'm also taking requests! :)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on November 21, 2010, 08:35:58 pm
Glad to hear it! Who's bios are you working on?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 21, 2010, 08:39:34 pm
Working on bios for some of the remaining Vintage-tans for now, and a few of the User Space Gang.

Any requests for avatars not yet drawn/included on the page?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on November 22, 2010, 05:14:42 pm
Requesting avatars of CTSS, DTSS, Harvard Mark I and Whirlwind-tan, Aurora-hime~
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 22, 2010, 08:15:37 pm
Okay! I'll get started on them tonight! I wasn't sure what Whirlwind's color scheme was, but now that I saw your painting of her yesterday, I know now! :D

------

Actually drew this yesterday, but here's a chibi EMAG III-tan, based off of Bella's concept sketch:





I'm still really curious about her backstory, considering that she represents such a strange computer, and survived into the 1960's, aka: the era of mostly stuffy-mannered OS-tans! I can't help but wonder if she had met many of the OS-tans from that era, and whether or not they would have gotten along with her, though IIRC, it was said in her concept sketch that she may have been friends with DTSS, GENIAC, and (if she lived long enough to meet her) Tynix. I also think she would have been friends with DigiComp as well.

Any thoughts?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on November 22, 2010, 09:16:31 pm
I'm sure she'd get along with DigiComp, perhaps even MONIAC.  They do have some similarities after all; one man projects, mechanical, friggin' sweet lookin, cabinet like(?).
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on November 22, 2010, 09:17:35 pm
Yay EMAG-tan!!!! I hadn't picked out a colour scheme for her, but this looks as good as any.

There's almost no info on EMAG so her backstory is fair game; I only supposed she was associated with DTSS, GENIAC and Tynix (and Digi-Comp as well I'm sure) due to her hobby-computer status and friendly nature. :\

BTW, Whirlwind-tan's colour scheme IS NOT the one I used in the painting; got a bit carried away with purple there. Her hair is black and eyes are blue.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 22, 2010, 09:25:38 pm
@stewartsage: Is there a MONIAC-tan yet, btw? I think she's been mentioned before, but I can't recall at the moment.

@Bella: Glad you like the color scheme!

Do either of you think that in the 60's, there was a clash between the hobbyists systems, and the 'posh' mainframe systems, or did they go their separate ways and for the most part not interact? Besides, it sounds like the mainframe-tans had a lot of in-fighting already.

I see- I read the description for the Whirlwind-tan painting, I knew she had black hair but wasn't sure about her eyes or outfit (aside from the black+white checkerboard patterns).

And with EMAG III-tan's backstory, I think that she was one of GENIAC-tan's last friends before abandonment by her old caregiver after he/she outgrew her. Let's just say that EMAG III had to continue her travels and wasn't allowed by GENIAC's caregiver to take her with. :(
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on November 22, 2010, 09:38:57 pm
Is there a MONIAC? Is there ever a MONIAC! Get thee to the IBM-tans thread, about one page back, toward the bottom...

Nah, the hobby systems didn't pose a threat to the professional ones; besides being much to benevolent (in general) they had a complete lack of individual and organisational strength compared to the mainframes. The only target mainframe-tans had, for the most part, was other mainframes.

Yep, black hair, blue eyes, black and white outfit. (I refuse to use black in my watercolourings however >>)

EMAG probably would have worried about taking care of GENIAC-chan too; I imagine a person of her stature would a bit... er... clumsy. D:
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 22, 2010, 09:45:02 pm
Quote from: "Aurora Borealis"
The --canon-- OS-kuns aren't included in the project bios (lack of interest or characterization?), but can still make cameo appearances in stories.


THIS ANGERS THE CHOCO.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on November 22, 2010, 09:59:38 pm
Quote from: "Chocofreak13"
Quote from: "Aurora Borealis"
The --canon-- OS-kuns aren't included in the project bios (lack of interest or characterization?), but can still make cameo appearances in stories.


THIS ANGERS THE CHOCO.


The canon OS-kuns probably aren't included because they aren't as developed, personality-wise, as the -tans... though then again, one could say the same thing about the OSX-tans (and I'd bite their head off :<)

How about this? Compile some personality info on the -kuns, maybe we can get them a special section on the Annex (since I *really* want program and hardware-kuns to be included too).
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 22, 2010, 10:22:06 pm
KUNS DESERVE A SECTION TOO

and who says they're not as developed personality-wise?! take ME-kun for example:
he is much more dependable than his sister, is well-versed in the help files, can be a little spoiled at times, and is a big ol' pervert, often sharing dirty jokes with his brothers. he attends a university (or a private school, depending on how old he is being depicted), and most pictures have him displayed as roughly the same age as Emuii-tan, though i have seen him displayed older. he frequently pals around with 2k-kun and both XP-kuns, though he is also known to fight with 2k-kun (slight temper with him). he is more reserved than his sister and much less prone to error, but nonetheless loves his sister dearly and does everything he can to protect her. (this might make him a little distrusting of kyourou-kun....)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 22, 2010, 10:25:12 pm
I haven't forgotten about the more character-developed OS-kuns, thinking they could be included in the listed factions along with the OS-tans (and on the same thread), or do any of you think the OS-kuns may have their separate factions? If the latter, I'll have to make a new thread to keep track of them.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on November 23, 2010, 09:11:48 pm
I didn't say they aren't developed personality-wise; I mean, WE (OSCers) haven't given them as much though as the others. Just liek the OSXen, though a few have sought to remedy that too.

I think the OS-kuns would be in the same factions as their respective OS-tan counterparts; as for the programs and hardware-kuns, they'd probably be with the factions containing their most associated OS-tans.

Aurora-hime, can you give me a short rundown of bios you're working on? I might make a few... and wouldn't want to cover any ground you have already.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 23, 2010, 09:25:28 pm
I'm currently working on the ones for Plan B, Octopus, and FreeBSD, Apple II and Coleco Adam for now.


EDIT: Here are two of your requested avatars, Bella. Two more to go!



Any more requests, anyone?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on November 24, 2010, 12:08:03 pm
They look awesome Aurora! GJ! :D

I might be writing bios for Linux, Solaris (both half-finished from last June >>), VIC-20, PRIMOS and Stratus VOS.

Any avatars YOU (or, anyone else for that matter) might want me to work on? Can't say I'll get around to it, but then again I do love drawing headshots. = =
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 24, 2010, 12:48:06 pm
Thanks! :D

As for my requests, how about PC-DOS and FreeDOS, the remaining two of the DOSSE that don't have avatars yet?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on November 24, 2010, 02:03:32 pm
Kk, I'll try to get on that.

Oh and another thing: THOR-chan's bio is going to have to be modified, since it's been decided that the character better represents PDP-1 than the OS, THOR.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 24, 2010, 02:46:34 pm
Okay. Is that all that needs to be changed?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on November 24, 2010, 08:27:35 pm
Here's the modified bio:

QuoteName:  PDP-1
aka: Programmable Data Processor-1
Debut: early 1959
Height: 4'0''
Weight: 70lb
Eye Color:  blue
Hair: blonde

Quick Facts:
- Innocent, feisty and child-like in nature; but with a great deal of tenacity and inner resourcefulness.
- Called a programmable data processor â€" instead of computer â€" to avoid dismissal and possible reprisal by the more powerful computer-tans of her day (especially the IBM mainframes)
- Foundress of the DEC Empire.
- Nonviolent for the most part, may occasionally wield a slingshot
- A pianist, known for her excellent handle on baroque classical music (PDP-1 is famous for making music)
- Spent most of her early life living at MIT, where she studied and taught
- Daughter of Whirlwind-hime via the TX-0 project, lived near her mother for the duration of Whirlwind's life.
- Sister to SAGE and CTSS
- Ancestor of all PDP computer-tans
-  A small, outwardly mousey girl, dresses in blue and white, dons twin buns that give the appearance of mouse ears and large round glasses
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 24, 2010, 08:51:21 pm
Okay! I got the new bio up on the main page! :D

Awww... poor PDP-1-chan, being dismissed as a toy for so long. But I'd imagine she finally got the respect she deserved when she established the DEC empire and faction! Didn't that show them?

Two new bios: Obscure-yet-successful genius underdogs FTW!


This genius might not be all-knowing, but she is all-eating! :D
Quote from: undefinedName: FreeBSD
aka: FreeB-chan
Debut: Nov 1993
Height: 172 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Green
Hair: Light Red

Quick Facts:
-The de-facto leader of the User Space Gang, her larger-than-life demeanor overshadows Plan 9.
-Younger sister to NetBSD, and older sister to the other Open Source BSD-tans.
-Fun-loving, highly extroverted and ambitious, and loves to take the initiative with anything.
-Has long light red hair and wears a red minidress with long black boots and gloves.
-Carries a shapeshifting pitchfork-flail combo weapon.
-Laid-back and informal, to the point she's mistaken for a slacker, but is very intelligent.
-Was drafted into the Unix Wars, but deserted.
-Escaped arrest for desertion due to simple but clever tactics, met Plan 9, NetBSD and OpenBSD and the four of them co-founded the User Space Gang.
-Gets along very well with the Open Source Unix-tans plus A/UX (who is closed-source but shares their ideals) but speaks little about the rest of her family.
-Has an impressive appetite and can eat just about anything.
-Values freedom above all.


This OS operates medical devices, cars, the world's most powerful router, and nuclear power plants. Be glad she won't turn against you!

despite being in the A$C, she doesn't have any ill-will towards the Windows-tans. Actually, the only ones that do are OS/2 and Visi On.

Quote from: undefinedName: QNX Neutrino
aka: QNX, Quantum
Debut: 1982
Height: 168 cm
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Gold
Hair: Cyan

Quick Facts:
-Cheerful, polite and non-chalant; difficult to scare and does not easily show anger or sadness, and is cordial to everyone.
-Regarded as one of the most stable OS-tans ever, yet is still quirky, such as her only counting in even numbers. (Skipped versions 3 and 5)
-First profession was as a teacher and was affiliated with Unisys in the 80's (ran on the Unisys Icon computer), but wasn't very successful.
-Was drafted into the Unix Wars of the 90's to serve as a medic. Had for a long time hated the Unices, except for the defectors who she admired.
-Got her current job as a mechanic after the wars, and especially likes working with cars and other large machines.
-Excels at engineering, chemistry and nuclear physics, but is terrible at domestic tasks.
-Is rivals with OS-9 and ROMDOS.
-Holds herself up to very high standards in her day jobs and can't tolerate failure in them, but being with the A$C allows her to have time to relax, even in their latest misadventures!
-Has recently started using some Open Source technology. QNX became completely proprietary again since 2010.
-Keeps her hair tied up and decorated with a gold QNX pin and Neutrino logo, dresses professionally and usually wears a lab coat and tie with her outfits.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 24, 2010, 09:49:34 pm
Quote from: Aurora BorealisThis genius might not be all-knowing, but she is all-eating! :D
QuoteName: FreeBSD
aka: FreeB-chan
Debut: Nov 1993
Height: 172 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Green
Hair: Light Red

Quick Facts:
-The de-facto leader of the User Space Gang, her larger-than-life demeanor overshadows Plan 9.
-Younger sister to NetBSD, and older sister to the other Open Source BSD-tans.
-Fun-loving, highly extroverted and ambitious, and loves to take the initiative with anything.
-Has long light red hair and wears a red minidress with long black boots and gloves.
-Carries a shapeshifting pitchfork-flail combo weapon.
-Laid-back and informal, to the point she's mistaken for a slacker, but is very intelligent.
-Was drafted into the Unix Wars, but deserted.
-Escaped arrest for desertion due to simple but clever tactics, met Plan 9, NetBSD and OpenBSD and the four of them co-founded the User Space Gang.
-Gets along very well with the Open Source Unix-tans plus A/UX (who is closed-source but shares their ideals) but speaks little about the rest of her family.
-Has an impressive appetite and can eat just about anything.
-Values freedom above all.

OMG REDCAP.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on November 24, 2010, 11:20:14 pm
@PDP-1-chan; well, she's greatly admired and respected by the hackers and minicomputer communities, but the mainframe-tans still mostly regard her with mild disdain... especially the IBM set.

I once likened this one to a quote unquote "cross between OpenVMS and SAGE"; I sincerely don't remember why I thought that, but hey, she is crazy secure and crazy Unix-hating.

QuoteName:  Stratus VOS
aka: Virtual Operating System, OpenVOS
Debut: 1982 (?)
Height:  180cm or 5'11''
Weight: 67kg or 148lb
Eye Color: blue
Hair: dark red w/ pink highlights

Quick Facts:
-Believes herself to be Multics' long-lost daughter and the victim of a conspiracy to hide her true heirship.
-Had moderate contact with, and tutelage by, Multics.
-Lives on the fringes of society.
-Enduring and powerful, physically and psychologically.
-Learnt many of Multics magical techniques, employs a number of spells she unfortunately calls “curses”.
-A skilled communicator in many languages, including several bafflingly obscure ones.
-Hostile toward Unix-sama, perhaps stemming from a knowledge of Unix' and Multics' relation.
-Looks at Unix with a sort of younger-sibling resentment.
-Seems to enjoy purloining â€" or cloning, if all attempts fail â€" Unix utilities and programs.
-Tall, athletic, wears her short red hair with long bangs and highlights. Dresses is darkly coloured steampunk-inspired clothing, a corset and liberal amounts of jewelry.


I think I once called this one a Pedobear-hunting killer loli... lol.

QuoteName: Commodore VIC-20
aka: VC-20, VC-1001, Vixen,  Volkscomputer
Debut: 1980
Height: 143 cm
Weight:  36kg
Eye Color: Orange
Hair: Burgundy
-Has a prim, but formidable, appearance and demeanour.
-Was stationed on land during her days in the Commodore military, unlike her navel-oriented sisters
-Wields a M1903 Springfield rifle with bayonet
-Wears her old military tunic, coat and brodie helmet, but with more the recent â€" and feminine  â€"  additions of a skirt, lace-trimmed knee-high socks and mismatched shoes
-Has a cynical and acerbic attitude
-Has traveled the world since Commodore's downfall
-Yearns to be a part of the modern world but refuses to let go of the past
-Constantly laments the loss of her company and heritage
-May not be aware of her status as a minor cult hero within the Linux family/community
-Physically young, has long, wavy hair and keen eyes


Couldn't help but wallotext this one. Soz. ><;

QuoteName: GNU/Linux
aka: Linux
Debut:  1991
Height:  168cm or 5'6''
Weight: 60kg or 133lb
Eye Color: purple
Hair: purple

Quick Facts:
-The most successful Open Sourcer and Unix-like.
-Born in Finland in 1991, was turned over to Minix-sensei for tutoring at a young age.
-Effectively homeless, she traveled extensively throughout her youth; an experience that shaped her personality and worldview.
-Avoided the Unix Wars during her youth, allowing her to develop free of the conflict's damaging influences.
-Was powerless until her involvement with the GNU project, where she learned most of her sorcery and strategic skills.
-Her source code was made freely available, allowing her better health and many children to be created from her “genes”.
-An alliance with Apache-tan boosted her influence and made her a viable threat to the Unix dynasty.
-Initially considered harmless, her increasing power, following and  growing family made her the target of suspicion and attack by mainstream Unixes.
-Since the mid 1990s has worked with Unix-sama to secure the mutual success and survival of their families.
-While best friends with Unix-sama, her relationship with most of the Unix-tans continues to be uneasy at best.
-Considered a possible heir to the Unix throne.
-Pragmatic, optimistic and idealistic, but perhaps a bit too blunt and verbose.
-Originally wielded a spear and wore a helmet, now carries a halberd and uses advanced cyber-armour
-Prefers hand-to-hand combat in battle, instead using her sorcery in more constructive pursuits.
-Physically an older teen, athletic with long hime-cut hair. Wears white tights, a short skirt, a “compiz” cape, navy blue jacket with gold accents and similarly coloured boots.


And now a simple little bio for a simple little distro.

QuoteName: Puppy Linux
aka: Puppy, Pup-chan
Debut:  2005
Height: 4'9''
Weight: 87lb
Eye Color: brown
Hair: blonde

Quick Facts:
-Cheerful and adventurous.
-She speaks with an accent from her native Australia.
-Fond of cosplay, including dressing up like Mac- and Windows-tans.
-Resourceful and thrifty, can survive in places and on rations that other OS-tans wouldn't dare attempt to.
-Friendly and sociable with almost everyone.
-Physically a young girl, has golden dog ears and a tail, and wears her medium length hair in a ponytail.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on November 24, 2010, 11:24:52 pm
It's like I'm witnessing the creation of the universe...

/readreadread
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 24, 2010, 11:37:30 pm
I didn't know much about VOS-tan, but wow! What a conspiracy theorist, and she's even something of a mad scientist with her attempts at cloning Unix programs! And steampunk fashion is another plus!


Yay for VIC-20-chan!

Impressive work tackling Linux-tan's bio! I wouldn't have known where to start!

I nearly forgot about Puppy-chan. Sounds like her survival skills are easily on par with the CIOST characters, though she'd be too social to want to affiliate with them.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on November 25, 2010, 12:08:29 am
Quote from: "Krizonar"It's like I'm witnessing the creation of the universe...

/readreadread


That would mean... I AM A GODDDDDDDDD, MUHAAAHAHAHAAAAA~ >O<

Er... ahem... yes. Linux-tan's bio was a doozie to work on. It's been setting half-done since June I think ><;

VOS-tan is probably the Multics-like equivalent of VMS-tan, but with more conspiracies. And Multics worship. Had to write VIC-20's bio, I just had to. Being a proud VIC-20 parent and all. .__.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on November 25, 2010, 01:12:22 am
I remember VOS!  And the hunter-killer comment.  Like a short lived class of US Navy post-WWII diesel subs.  SSKs

VIC-20: I'd date th- *bayoneted*

Does this make me the patron saint of IBM or CDC?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on November 25, 2010, 01:13:10 pm
You'll have to fight me for VIC-chan! Oh wait... you're dead...

*Steps over bayoneted corpse, walks off arm-in-arm* "So, VIC-chan, how do you feel about being a part of harem?" >:3

St. Stewart of IBMnatious? Nah, you're pretty much a part of the pantheon at this point.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 25, 2010, 01:52:59 pm
love the BIOS, especially puppy, that fits her to a t. ^^

also, where am i fitting in this god-complex? i'm probably ending up a minor character like hermes.... ;___;
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 25, 2010, 03:01:19 pm
I have Thor the man as my second-in-command and source of divine hammers, so...I dunno. I'm probably just lost somewhere in OSgard...
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 30, 2010, 02:13:07 pm
idk where i lie. so in terms of norse mythology (and cause i kill topics) i claim Hël.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 11, 2010, 01:17:24 pm
Three new bios, for the User Space Gang!

Quote

Name: Midnight BSD
aka:
Debut: unknown
Height: 176 cm
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Yellow
Hair: Black

Quick Facts:

-Is outspoken, has a sense of humor that can range from sophisticated to downright bawdy.
-Closest friends with OpenBSD-tan, the two love to exchange jokes and song parodies.
-Admires NeXTSTEP-tan and sees her as a role model (Midnight BSD's GUI looks much like NeXTSTEP's)
-Doesn't live with the rest of the User Space Gang, but affiliates with them.
-Wears her hair up in twin buns that resemble cat ears, tied with a red ribbon.
-Wears a light blue sleeveless kimono with a butterfly pattern and butterfly-shaped sash.


Quote

Name: Octopus
aka: Octo-chan
Debut: unknown
Height: 169 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Dark Red
Hair: Orange

-Is Plan B's daughter/clone and Plan 9's granddaughter.
-Calm, focused on order and thinking outside the box.
-Has a gentle, playful demeanor.
-At times, she accidentally causes more chaos than she tried to stop.
-When created, she didn't turn out how Plan B expected, and at first saw Octopus as an abomination, but soon accepted her.
-Despite being Plan B's clone, she has a curious resemblance to Inferno.
-Is fire-resistant and has retractable tentacles. Her hair is even prehensile, but not very functional.
-Wears a white dress and boots with a tentacle theme to them.


Quote

Name: Plan B
aka:
Debut: unknown
Height: 160 cm
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Grey
Hair: White w/ purple tips

-One of Plan 9's daughters, actually a clone created by Plan 9 to assist in managing the User Space Gang.
-Sticks close to Plan 9 and writes down everything that she [Plan 9] says as notes to teach the young Inferno, even if it is embarrassing.
-Is very nonchalant to the point nothing appears to surprise her.
-Is incredibly resourceful and excels at improvising.
-Usually quiet, but known to be the deadpan snarker of the group.
-Has short, spiky white hair with purple tips, and perpetually droopy, dark grey eyes.
-Wears mini-dresses with long, fin-like sleeves.
-Taking after Plan 9-tan, she has created a clone of her own [Octopus-tan].
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 11, 2010, 11:37:26 pm
hmm, let's hope XP doesn't develop a taste for takoyaki. xD
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on December 15, 2010, 03:32:24 pm
Octo-chan scares me. @@;;;
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 18, 2010, 07:01:18 pm
i like em! specially midnight BSD's description, she sounds so pretty!

and i already have a mental pic of what octo-chan looks like, mainly based off a character from my-hime that has tentacle-like hair. :3
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 19, 2010, 03:19:06 pm

I know that Siya drew a sketch of Midnight BSD-tan, including a color map of her, but I can't remember where it is at the moment.

Bios for two Mac-tans:

Update: Both of these are out of date and update bios will be posted.

Quote from: undefinedName: Macintosh System 4
aka: Mac OS4, Semm
Debut: 3/2/1987
Height: 132 cm [4'4"]
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Silver
Hair: Black

Quick Facts:

-Has a cheerful and carefree disposition, but also hides an inferiority complex and is known to be fussy at times. (First Mac OS to exclude a Mac model)
-Her inferiority complex stems from several things-she can't multitask as well as her younger sisters, introduced only one remarkable feature (MultiFinder in System 4.2), also because of her obscurity, and she felt she failed as a parent.
-Is the adoptive mother of Mac System 5, 6 and 7.
-Was bitter and depressed in the late 80's, after her own quick obsolescence, Mac System 5's death, Mac System 6's instablity and near-death.
-When Mac System 7 turned out to be happy and healthy, her worries waned.
- Is stronger than she looks, and has a surprisingly huge appetite. (4.0 excluded the original Mac 128k, 4.1 excluded the 512k)
-Used to clash a lot with Mac System 1 over leadership, especially who would be the matriarch, and criticizing Mac System 4 for being a glutton. But now they get along very well.
-Dons a green shirt with a red skirt, white boots and a grey denim jacket.

Quote from: undefinedName: Macintosh System 5
aka: Mac OS5, Phantom of the Macintosh
Debut: n/a
Height: 163 cm (5'4")
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Silver (left), Pink (right)
Hair: Purple

Notes: Represents Mac System Software 5 (System 4.2+ Finder 6.0, which debuted in Oct 1987) and System 5, but mainly the latter which doesn't exist.

Quick Facts:
-Died very young of illness, but lives on as a ghost who hangs out with either the Mac House or the Binteeji Renmei.
-Like her older relatives, she is semi-retired.
-Is invisible to many individuals outside of the Mac circle, but her voice can be heard.
-Is quiet, cheerful and friendly.
-A talented magician, fortune-teller, organ-player and trickster.
-Wears a vaguely Victorian-style purple and white dress, black gloves, cloak, and white boots. Sometimes also wears a "Phantom Of The Opera" style mask.
-Wields a magician wand which she uses for magic tricks and multitasking. (her wand represents Multifinder, which was an add-on in System Software 5/System 4.2)
-Closest friends are Mac System 4 and 6, and is said to have met the ghost of Apple I.

Notice the height difference? And to think that back when she was the youngest Mac-tan, she was considered really tall!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on December 19, 2010, 03:25:58 pm
System 4.2 + Finder 6.0? So wait, you're telling me that MY Mac Classic's OS-tan is The Phantom of the Mac? >:D

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/DSC_0090.jpg)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on December 19, 2010, 03:42:42 pm
Quote from: "Bella"System 4.2 + Finder 6.0? So wait, you're telling me that MY Mac Classic's OS-tan is The Phantom of the Mac? >:D

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/DSC_0090.jpg)

@_____________@ <3

And thank you Aurora for including some of my personality and story ideas of some of the Mac Tans in your examples!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 19, 2010, 03:44:02 pm
Yup, and not just that but System 4.2 is represented by both System 4-tan and the Phantom of the Mac! :D
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on December 19, 2010, 04:04:32 pm
Woo, two -tans for the price of one! >X3

Three old bios that've been lurking in my files for a few months now... TOPS-10, Tenex and PR1MOS.

QuoteName: TOPS-10
aka: PDP-6 / PDP-10 Monitor Software, Timesharing / Total Operating System
Debut: 1964
Height: 5'7''
Weight: 140lb
Eye Color: purple
Hair: lavender

Quick Facts:

-One of the oldest (living) DEC OS-tans
-Established DEC's military tradition, considered their de-facto commander and head strategist for many years
-Like most of the DEC-tans, resembled a free-thinking revolutionary more than a straight-laced military type
-Fearless, loyal and fierce with a wry sense of humor
-Very social, fond of CB radio and multiplayer boardgames
-Has the sensibilities of a modern OS-tan
-Especially fond of RSX-11, looked at Tenex as something of a little-sister figure
-Doesn't seem to acknowledge her daughter, WAITS, or comment on her possible relation to CP/M-tan
-Aged and retired gracefully, still active today
-Tall, athletic, moderately-endowed, appears sometime in her mid-to-late 30s. Has long hair and lively eyes, wears parts of her old uniform mixed with civilian pieces.

...

Name: TOPS-20
aka: Tenex, Twenex, 20x
Debut: 1969
Height: 5'5''
Weight: 125lb
Eye Color: blue
Hair: purple

Quick Facts:

-Born 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts
-Tutored by Multics and followed the mystical teachings of BTSS-tan
-Enlisted into the DEC military in 1973
-Has a lively, carefree, often naive personality
-Famously friendly and communicative
-Inherited mild telepathy and clairvoyance from BTSS
-Ignorant of the DEC culture and considered an outsider
-Gravitated toward TOPS-10 and considers her a “big sister”
-Gained a strong following in the 1980s but was soon discharged by DEC in favour of VMS
-Has since made up with most of her former comrades, but prefers not to socialize with VMS and Unix
-Feminine, physically aged mid-20s, has long wavy hair and usually wears a cheerful expression. Forwent the typical DEC uniforms for her own fashion.

...

Name: Primos
aka: PR1MOS, DOS(VM), Multics-in-a-Shoebox
Debut: ~mid 1970s
Height: 5'4''
Weight: 120lb
Eye Color: green
Hair: black

Quick Facts:
-A Natick, Massachusetts native
-Shy and demure, spent little time in the public spotlight
-Capable of living off sparse resources
-Fond of Multics, her spiritual ancestor
-Friends with Honeywell Kitchen Computer, Domain/OS and the Wang-tans
-Adaptable and inventive
-Seems perfectly happy living “under the radar”
-Thinks it's a waste of emotion to feel sorrow for the demise of her company, PR1ME.
-Physically in her early 20s, short flipped black hair, wears simplified Rococo-style fashion, typically a bit tattered, with 1980s twists. Can easily live out of a suitcase.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 19, 2010, 11:09:21 pm
i'd like it better if you posted these right after you made them......cause i was gonna suggest tenex, but you beat me to it. :\
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 19, 2010, 11:37:49 pm
Interesting! I'm curious about this since I still don't know much about the DECs:

Since TOPS-10 was the de-facto leader of the DECs, and the one to establish the traditions, what did she think of PDP-1? And why didn't she acknowledge WAITS, and her possible connection to CP/M? Do tell! I had no idea about the latter part, I had thought that CP/M was simply made from scratch! And what would TOPS-10 thought of VMS?

Awwww! It was really nice of TOPS-20 to be so forgiving! Was it considered in her time an honor to be tutored by Multics, btw? Were they friends too? Her backstory has a lot of parallels to Amiga's time as a cadet in the Commodore Family- oblivious to military stepfamily's customs, didn't make it past cadet rank, they even didn't follow the dress code! :D

PR1MOS seems like a really cool person, gotta like her optimism! Her resourcefulness makes her an asset to the CIOST, though it seems strange she's affiliated with them because she's so cheerful and approachable!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 20, 2010, 02:48:47 am
i'd like to know WAITS' take on the situation. :\
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 20, 2010, 08:33:29 pm
I'd like to know that too.

Another of Bella's requested avatars, here's DTSS:

---------
3 down one to go! Any other requests with avatars?


Here's DigiComp:

QuoteName: Digi-Comp
aka: Digi-Comp I, II
Debut: 1963
Height: 160 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Red
Hair: White

Quick Facts:

-Tends to push herself to exhaustion doing math problems
-Wants to be taken seriously by the digital computers (First real mechanical binary computer, very capable despite being a "toy")
-Can only say "Yes" or "No", which doesn't really help her make her case (First real binary mechanical computer, so she get's stuck with a verbal handicap)
-Friends with GENIAC and EMAG-III.
-Makes wire sculptures, unfolds paperclips, generally plays around with anything thin and metallic.
-Seems to be found of logic puzzles and brain teasers, as far as anyone can tell.
-Has a passion for bowling (Digi-Comp II used a rolling ball to for power)
-Is an elementary school teacher in her native New Jersey.
-Wears turtlenecks and long skirts when teaching, otherwise wears tank tops and jeans, all with a striped motif.
-Always wears flip-flops with her outfits.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 20, 2010, 09:24:38 pm
MAKE US A TENEX! <3
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on December 20, 2010, 09:31:50 pm
Those avatars are so cool I kinda want one of myself =P
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 20, 2010, 10:32:14 pm
TENEX! <3
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 20, 2010, 10:32:33 pm
Quote from: "Chocofreak13"TENEX! <3


or maybe WAITS :3
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 20, 2010, 10:38:20 pm
Okay!

On queue by request: Tenex, WAITS, Whirlwind (Bella's remaining requested avi)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 20, 2010, 10:53:00 pm
yay <3
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on December 20, 2010, 10:54:24 pm
THEN REQUEST AN AVATAR CHOZO~ >:3

Quote from: "Aurora Borealis"Interesting! I'm curious about this since I still don't know much about the DECs:

Since TOPS-10 was the de-facto leader of the DECs, and the one to establish the traditions, what did she think of PDP-1? And why didn't she acknowledge WAITS, and her possible connection to CP/M? Do tell! I had no idea about the latter part, I had thought that CP/M was simply made from scratch! And what would TOPS-10 thought of VMS?

Awwww! It was really nice of TOPS-20 to be so forgiving! Was it considered in her time an honor to be tutored by Multics, btw? Were they friends too? Her backstory has a lot of parallels to Amiga's time as a cadet in the Commodore Family- oblivious to military stepfamily's customs, didn't make it past cadet rank, they even didn't follow the dress code! :D

PR1MOS seems like a really cool person, gotta like her optimism! Her resourcefulness makes her an asset to the CIOST, though it seems strange she's affiliated with them because she's so cheerful and approachable!


The two power-shared. PDP-1 acted as the matriarch of the DEC-tans; TOPS-10 mostly led them in their military strategy. That isn't to say that PDP-1 couldn't fight with the best of them.... >>

Not acknowledging WAITS was mostly a matter of distance and running in completely different circles. TOPS-tan might've been there for her birth, but after that... she might as well have lived on another planet. Not that they had any bad blood between them.

As for CP/M's link to TOPS-10....

Quote from: "Wikipedia"Various aspects of CP/M were influenced by the TOPS-10 operating system of the DECsystem-10 mainframe computer, which Kildall had used as a development environment.


And PRIMOS isn't so optimistic, just not willing to expend the emotion it would take to grieve for her lost company. If that makes any sense....
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 20, 2010, 10:58:01 pm
Oh. I see. That would be some good info for both TOPS-10's and PDP-1's articles, as well as an article on the DEC family!

Even if she isn't as optimistic as I thought, PRIMOS still seems cool and practical!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on December 20, 2010, 11:00:37 pm
Quote from: "Bella"THEN REQUEST AN AVATAR CHOZO~ >:3

I can do that? even for a thing that isn't an OS/Computer? o3o
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 20, 2010, 11:03:00 pm
I'm limiting it to OS-tans that don't have avatars yet in this project.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on December 20, 2010, 11:15:10 pm
Quote from: "Aurora Borealis"I'm limiting it to OS-tans that don't have avatars yet in this project.

That's what I thought.

Come to think of it, does the Apple newton have an Avatar?

And I think there needs to be more of an establishment for iPods/iPhones. They've always been kinda unorganized from what I've seen.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 20, 2010, 11:16:38 pm
Not yet. There were personifications of the iPod models from each generation, but it's gotten harder to keep track of them all.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on December 20, 2010, 11:22:46 pm
Yay, I did something useful.

Hm, each model by each generation would be really difficult. I'd say just do it by model and for the most part disregard generations.
iPod nano;
iPod touch;
iPod Classic;
iPod shuffle;

iPhone. :)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on December 21, 2010, 04:14:29 pm
Quote from: "Krizonar"
Hm, each model by each generation would be really difficult. I'd say just do it by model and for the most part disregard generations.
iPod nano;
iPod touch;
iPod Classic;
iPod shuffle;

iPhone. :)


THIS. Makes perfect sense.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 21, 2010, 10:07:46 pm
From reading this article: link (http://technologizer.com/2010/11/17/windows-anniversary/), I realized my info on Windows 3.2-tan was incorrect, and that she's actually 4 years younger than her 'twin sister'!

Here's her corrected bio:

QuoteName: Windows 3.2
aka:
Debut: 1994
Height: 137 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Magenta
Hair: Grey

Quick Facts:

-The founder and the last Windows-tan of the Windows Family Overseas Branch, later Windows multilingual abilities rendered the division obsolete.
-Has lived as a wanderer ever since the overseas branch was obsolete.
-Strongly resembles Windows 3.1, but wears a purple+blue qipao, and has her hair tied in pigtails.
-Isn't Windows 3.1's twin sister, given their age difference, but resembles the part.
-Is accompanied by a rabbit representing DOS, akin to 3.1-tan's DOS kitty.
-Generally cheerful, but her lifelong experience as a wanderer has turned her into a skilled survivalist and thrill-seeker.
-Given her distant upbringing, the Windows Family isn't aware of her existence, and she's barely aware of theirs. Reluctant to meet other Windows-tans since most of them she has met turned out to be malicious bootlegs.
-However, she is well-acquainted with 95 OSR 2.1-tan, OSR 2.5-tan and 97-tan.
-Has also met and befriended Windows 1.0-tan and 2.0-tan, even though she's unaware of their status as real Windows-tans.
-Also friends with Mac System 3.4-tan and Commodore 65-tan.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 22, 2010, 10:39:34 am
yay, you're still using my avatar for 3.2 <333

but i'd like to ask if the dates are right? if 3.2 is FOUR year older than 3.1, then she debuted in 96', as 3.1 came out in 92' (the year i was born :3)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 22, 2010, 11:25:00 am
Oops. Maybe I should have been bit more clear. 3.0 debuted in '90, 3.1 in '92 and 3.2 in '94.

3.0-tan and 3.1-tan are the same character.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 22, 2010, 04:26:15 pm
ah, ok. my bad ^^;

also, as there was discussion of the os-tan world in the wiki thread, i took it upon myself to create the OS-tan theory thread, a catch-all place for anything we are discussing about the OS-tan in theory but have not yet established as fandom fact. this includes the OS-tan world, as well as the dead topics of Species and Family Trees.

it's quite the TEXTWALL, but worth considering if you feel like sitting down with a cup of [insert warm beverage here] for a good read.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on December 23, 2010, 12:44:40 am
And then, the -kuns appeared.

Emacs (who would be a Wanderer, no doubt)
-and-
Vi-kun (LUC member, naturally)

QuoteName: Emacs
aka: Editing Macros
Debut: 1976
Height: 5'11''
Weight: 180lb
Eye Color: brown
Hair: brown

Quick Facts:

-Son of TECO
-Raised by ITS-tan and rms during the heyday of the Hacker Culture
-Advocates the hacker ideals of freedom and community but is too laid-back to be considered a zealot
-Egalitarian, he associates with almost every OS-tan faction
-A professional writer-for-hire, goes by a multitude of pen-names
-Well-spoken, intellectual and suave he commands a large following of fangirls and boys
-Leads his own mock-religion, known by followers at the Church of Emacs
-Critics accuse him of being wordy and arrogant
-Has a rather large appetite
-His favourite sweet is ice cream
-Tends on the side of a ladies' man, has had romances with several high-profile OS-tans
-Locked in an ongoing rivalry with Vi-kun, playfully dubbed the “Editor Wars”
-Physically large for a text editor-kun; has long, wavy hair, gentle eyes, high-average weight. Dresses sharply.

...

Name: Vi
aka: Visual Interface
Debut: 1976
Height: 4'10''
Weight: 105lb
Eye Color: blue-grey
Hair: blonde

Quick Facts:

-Son of Ed and grandson of QED-kun
-A writer and avid reader
-Born at Berkeley around the same time as BSD-tan, with whom he shares a creator. Considers her his sister.
-A longtime assistant to and friend of Unix-sama
-Has a large following within the Unix and Hacker communities
-Known for a terse and simplistic style, much in keeping with Unix Philosophy
-Brusque and reclusive, has a reputation for being acerbic and difficult to work with
-Fans appreciate his no-nonsense policy and find it endearing
-While allied with the Unixes, he also does business with other OS-tans
-Rivalrous with Emacs; founded a Cult of Vi to counter his “Church”
-Unlucky in love
-Physically in his teens, small for his apparent age, thin, wears glasses. Dresses plainly in professional clothes.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 23, 2010, 12:59:50 am
THANKYOU~~~ <333
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 23, 2010, 01:32:56 am
LOLed at Vi's and Emacs' cult-like rivalries! I never thought that text editors could be such serious business! I'll get to adding them.

Here's Whirlwind-hime!:

Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on December 23, 2010, 12:22:27 pm
Text editors: THEY ARE SRS BSNS. Though the Editor Wars never devolved into the violence of the OS Wars (instead taking on a rather theatrical sports-rivalry-like status --think Red Sox vs. Yankees with less animosity).

GUH WHIRLWIND-HIME!!!! <3 it Aurora-sama!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 23, 2010, 12:36:04 pm
Makes sense. Before the OS Wars, consumer computer/OS-tans solved their conflicts in a similar manner.

Glad you like how Whirlwind's avatar turned out. I looked at your painting of her for reference, but wasn't entirely sure about the color scheme.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 25, 2010, 07:36:05 pm
whirlwind is so pretty ^^

and also, i could picture programs solving their differences in a civil manner, but the OS-tans themselves are just too dramatic. xD
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 26, 2010, 12:07:32 am
Two new bios, for the LUC, which I had overlooked for some time now. :(

Quote

Name: Red Hat Linux
aka: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
debut: 1994 (original), 2003 (Red Hat Enterprise)
height: 164 cm
weight: ??kg
eye color: red
hair: dark red w/ red streaks

Quick Facts:

-One of GNU/Linux's oldest daughters.
-Used to be quiet and timid, but since her new lease on life in 2003, she has become a powerful and confident businesswoman.
-Still a follower of GNU/Linux's ideals, but has done some questionable business moves, such as adopting eCOS, only to fire her caregivers and destroy her house.
-Became the businesswoman she did so her younger sister Fedora could have a better role model to live up to than her former self.
-One of SCO Unix's sworn enemies.
-Has several descendants of her own, including Mandriva, PCLOS and SAM.
-Teams up with Fedora on spy missions.
-Carries a suitcase at nearly all times.
-Has short red hair with highlights, wears a red fedora, a grey+red business suit, along with a trenchcoat when on missions.


Quote
Name: Linux XP-tan
aka:
debut: circa 2005
height: unknown
weight: ?? kg
eye color: varies
hair: varies

Quick Facts:
-Her appearance is best described as a cross between Linux, and any of the XP-tans.
-Likes to dress up as the Windows XP-tans and imitate them, right down to the need for an activation key!
-Criticized by her family for being shareware.
-Is generous at first but will charge you if you consult her so many times for her help.
-In costume, her resemblances to the XPs are uncanny, but have a few giveaways: her accent, small appetite, and dislike for yaoi.
-Wants to befriend the Windows Family and the LUC alike, but is an outcast by both factions.
-Friends with Linspire and Freespire, fellow Windows fangirls and outcasts.


Next up, I'd like to work on the bios of Linspire-tan and Freespire-tan since they were mentioned in Linux XP's bio.

Both were originally wanderers, but their company got bought out by Xandros in '08 or '09, and apparently Linspire got discontinued. Reflecting this, they were forcibly conscripted into the LUC by their new boss Xandros-tan, which is bad for them since those two are outcasts by much of the LUC already!

Any thoughts about this, and any hope for those two in their new lives?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on December 30, 2010, 07:00:04 pm
TSUNAMI OF TEXT TIEM!

First off, SAGE, Whirlwind and BUIC

QuoteName: SAGE
aka: Semi Automated Ground Environment, “Whirlwind II”, "Gina"
Debut: Jan 1959
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 54 kg
Eye Color: Blue w/ yellow highlights
Hair: Brown

-Born at Lincoln Labs in 1953, is the daughter of Whirlwind
-Had a close relationship with her mother despite rarely being with her
-Girlhood friends with GENIAC-chan
-Was self-assured and capable in early adulthood
-A powerful Air Force officer during the Cold War, her job was to intercept incoming enemy bombers; had a large entourage of hardwares-tans to assist her.
-Trained in piloting as well
-While powerless against ICBMs, she was kept in service from 1958 to 1983
-A willing servant of her country, she tried to hold onto her sense of self-worth but it slowly eroded
-Became increasingly jaded and psychologically-unstable; being abandoned in 1983 was her snapping point
-Cut off from her radar sites and assistants, she lost her vision, memories and sanity for the most part
-Lives as a drifter and often inhabits her old radar sites
-Psychotic and paranoid, she deals with loneliness and bouts of violence
-Hates most smaller-scale OS-tans, but none so much as Unix
-Birds seem attracted to her but she hates them
-Lapses into moments of mental clarity
-Doesn't seem aware of the influence she's had on modern computers
-Short/average height, wears thick glasses and usually keeps her hair tied in a squash blossom hairstyle. Wears parts of her old uniform mixed with civilian pieces.

...

Name: BUIC
aka: Backup Interceptor Computer, “Becca”
Debut: ~1970
Height: 5'1''
Weight: 105lb
Eye Color: Blue w/ gold highlights
Hair: Red

-SAGE's daughter
-A fill-in for SAGE, she was prevented from being with her mother for reasons of operational security
- The two had a loving relationship otherwise and often corresponded by letter
-As spirited as her mum but rather unmotivated
-Not as formal as SAGE, and quicker to show displays of emotion
-Prone to boredom
-Spends her extensive free time tinkering with spare equipment
-Has swift reflexes and a keen sense of observation
-Small, thin, typically dresses in plain Air Force fatigues, has short hair and wears metal barrettes
-Died in 1983

...

Name: Whirlwind
aka: Whirlwind I
Debut: 1944
Height: 5'7''
Weight: 135
Eye Color: blue
Hair: black

Quick Facts:

-A lifelong Hub resident, she speaks with a heavy Boston accent (tending toward a Dorchester dialect)
-An engineer by trade
-Originally a Naval reservist, later discharged and employed by the Air Force
-Harbours a vendetta against the Navy, her discharge from which she took as a personal affront
-Generally good-natured and genteel
-Been known to display an ill temper at times
-Played an instrumental part in the creation of two of her three children
-Considered creating and raising SAGE her life's motivation
-Work kept her away from SAGE, but the two managed to keep a good rapport
-Spent more time with her other children, PDP-1 and CTSS
-Employed and in good health until 1959
-Was subject to a series of experimental surgeries (the TX-0 Project)
-These extended her life (and led directly to PDP-1's birth), but stressed her system â€" she spent the next decade or so in and out of a coma
-Died 1973
-Dons ornate 19th century-style gowns (labcoats while on the job), vacuum-tube inspired jewelry, tied her long hair in braids and with ribbons. Wears glasses.


Next, Harvard Mark I, IBM SSEC, ENIAC

QuoteName: Harvard Mark I
aka: IBM ASCC (Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator)
Debut: 1944
Height: 5'5''
Weight: 116lb
Eye Color: green
Hair: brown

Quick Facts:

-Born in the Old IBM Society but sent to Harvard University in her youth
-Has largely forgotten her short time spent at IBM
-Rejected her birth-name of ASCC for the title “Mark I” â€" along with all ties to the IBM culture
-Surprisingly psychologically-stable for a -tan of her time
-Felt lonely as the only computer-tan in her town, something that lessened when she discovered and befriended Whirlwind
-Intelligent and learned but perhaps a bit out-of-touch with the real world
-Outwardly meek and withdrawn, but warms up with familiarity
-A WAVES ensign, her skills were put to use by the US Navy
-Mother of Harvard Mark II, III and IV
-Suffered from empty-nest syndrome when her two eldest children were removed from her care and stationed in Virginia
-Somewhat rivalrous with her cousin IBM SSEC
-Died at an unknown date, interred at Harvard
-Wears Byzantine-style attire, believing herself above wearing a standard Navy uniform; ties her hair in two buns

...

Name: IBM SSEC
aka: Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator, Poppa
Debut: 1948
Height: 5'4''
Weight: 113
Eye Color: gold
Hair: red

Quick Facts:

-A skilled astronomer
-Considered the most beautiful -tan of her era
-Kept “on display” at IBM HQ in New York City, a living testament to her company's technological might
-Unlike most OS-tans of that time, she relishes public attention and being in the limelight
-Doesn't let anyone forget that she knows Thomas Watson Sr. personally
-Arguably more knowledgable than her cousin, Harvard Mark I
-Locked in a quiet conflict with her cousin, whom she brags about having superiority over
-Died 1952; she lived a short life, even by 1940s-50s standards
-Dresses in ornate Roman-style outfits

...

Name: ENIAC
aka: Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer
Debut: ~1943-45
Height: 5'7''
Weight: 130lb
Eye Color: grey
Hair: black

Quick Facts:
-A mathematician, employed to do work too difficult for human beings
-Worked for the US Army during WWII
-Suffers from antero-retrograde amnesia
-Chronically sickly and mentally unstable, she needs an entire staff to tend to her upkeep
-Had an entirely female entourage
-Loves baubles and adorns herself with gaudy jewelry
-Obsessed with counting things, she's worked out a system of keeping track of her counts using rings on her fingers
-Uses decimal, not binary as later generations of computers would
-Biologically one-of-a-kind, she exerted a great deal of influence upon later computers-tans but left no actual descendants
-Considered EDVAC her heir
-Rivalrous toward Atanasoff-Berry Computer and Z3-tan
-Mice have been known to next in her ridiculously complex outfits
-Died from a lightning strike in 1955
-Dresses in solid black Greco-Roman-looking outfits decorated with jewels, keeps her hair tied into braids and veiled, wears delicate flip-flop type shoes.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 30, 2010, 08:05:10 pm
Great job tackling the challenge that is SAGE's bio! She's actually not THAT short though, 166 cm is about 5'5.5".

Aww... sad to hear SAGE's daughter died long ago. Did they ever meet?

Whoa! I never thought of Whirlwind as the ill-tempered type at all. I thought that her experimental surgeries hurt her lifespan. But if it weren't for those, would she have died back in '59?

I remember Mark I's and Whirlwind's friendship from the Mark I-tan story you wrote! Back then, were OS-tan cultures very isolated back then? (tempted to write article on OS-tan cultures!)

Poor ENIAC and SSEC. Since OS-tans of that era were largely experimental, it's not surprising many of them suffered health problems. :(

And you said two of Mark I's children moved away, where was Mark IV stationed?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on December 30, 2010, 10:48:02 pm
Well, she should be a little shorter then 5'5"

Yes, a few times.  More then her sister did.

Without TX-0 and the guy who rented her out for a dollar a year Whirlwind would have been scrapped in '59.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 30, 2010, 11:53:19 pm
it's still so sad the way most of these went out, seemingly cold, alone, and forgotten. hopefully the vin-tans that are still alive are well taken care of.

if linspire and freespire are seen as burdens by their parent company, i'd suspect they'd hang out with different OSes, most notably the windows girls. as for their views toward the parent company, i figure they'd be grateful, but at the same time be scared of them (almost like dragon ball z, where gohan and krillen received help from vegeta, despire the fact that he scaared them to a point).

EDIT: i looked back at my icon doodles on p. 5 and i felt so proud ;w; if i hadn't just changed my avatar, i'd make THOR-tan my avatar. ^^ well, she'll just be the next one. <3
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on December 31, 2010, 12:19:55 am
Quote from: "Aurora Borealis"Great job tackling the challenge that is SAGE's bio! She's actually not THAT short though, 166 cm is about 5'5.5".

Aww... sad to hear SAGE's daughter died long ago. Did they ever meet?

Whoa! I never thought of Whirlwind as the ill-tempered type at all. I thought that her experimental surgeries hurt her lifespan. But if it weren't for those, would she have died back in '59?

I remember Mark I's and Whirlwind's friendship from the Mark I-tan story you wrote! Back then, were OS-tan cultures very isolated back then? (tempted to write article on OS-tan cultures!)

Poor ENIAC and SSEC. Since OS-tans of that era were largely experimental, it's not surprising many of them suffered health problems. :(

And you said two of Mark I's children moved away, where was Mark IV stationed?


Thanks. Like Stew said, SAGE should actually be shorter (I'm not sure her exact height, but my mental imaging system puts her in the 5'3'', 5'4'' range)

SAGE and BUIC spent time together a few times, but never for very long...

Word of Stew has it that Whirlwind does, indeed, have a...slightly less agreeable side. Correct, the TX-0 project is the thing that kept her alive.

Computers were rare and one-of-a-kind things back in the day of Mark I and Whirlwind, so their cultures were very limited and isolated too.

Harvard Mark IV lived in Cambridge with her mum (was used by the Air Force, but kept at Harvard).

Quote from: "Kari"it's still so sad the way most of these went out, seemingly cold, alone, and forgotten. hopefully the vin-tans that are still alive are well taken care of.

...

EDIT: i looked back at my icon doodles on p. 5 and i felt so proud ;w; if i hadn't just changed my avatar, i'd make THOR-tan my avatar. ^^ well, she'll just be the next one. <3


It's the Circle of OS-tan Life.... did I say circle? I meant STRAIGHT LINE OFF A CLIFF INTO THE ABYSS OF NOTHINGNESS. ;O;

Also: Word of God and Nej says that THOR-chan is now PDP-1-chan. Calling PDP-1-chan  "THOR-chan" will result in being kicked in the shins by an enraged little girl with mouse ear buns. >>;;;
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 31, 2010, 12:36:39 am
@Kari: Linspire-tan and Freespire-tan want to be wanderers again (they were before their company was bought out 1-2 years ago, but their boss Xandros-tan won't let them.

But it's not entirely bad since the LUC-tans don't all live together anyways. They at the very least have to report into their meetings, which they hate. Maybe they're part-time LUC members and live wanderer lives when not on duty?

Absolutely, it's sad so many OS-tans became abandoned after obsolescence, especially the really early ones that were hardware-dependent mainframes were at their creators mercy, and the mercy of their hardware, especially if the system has no OS.

Many of the Vintage-tans lived cold, lonely wanderer lives before being recruited into the Binteeji Renmei, where they are cared for.

@Bella: the 5'3-5'4 range in cm is 160-164 cm, btw.

So SAGE did get to spend time with BUIC. Good. Those must have been some of their happier moments in their lives, but what about SABRE? Did she ever meet her mother and sister?

So the first cultures were very isolated, but there seems to have been some conflicts since Mark I grew up as an IBM and rejected their culture in favor of starting her own.  

Thank goodness the Whirlwind was spared from the scrap heap then! Without her survival, the DEC-tans and the Windows NT lines as we know them wouldn't exist, and it's just sad when a computer, especially such an ambitious one is scrapped unceremoniously. :(

I'm guessing calling PDP-1 "THOR" is a Berserk Button of hers? :)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on December 31, 2010, 10:38:42 am
SAGE's feelings for SABRE run very close, if not into, loathing territory.  BUIC probably didn't even know she existed.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 31, 2010, 11:51:56 am
Really? What happened between those two? o_o
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on December 31, 2010, 01:52:28 pm
It's complicated*, but it's worth adding in that SABRE doesn't feel the same way SAGE does.  Actually, she probably adores her more then BUIC did.

*SABRE was developed by IBM using what they'd learned from SAGE/some SAGE parts to make an airline reservation and management system.  Naturally, not being consulted on this aggravated her.  Then SABRE was embroiled in a controversy when one of her original employers, American Airlines, used her to boost their business by manipulating her algorithms to get AA flights chosen over others.  Unfortunately, this happened in the early 80's when SAGE was already in poor condition.  There may have been hateful ranting and physical violence involved.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 31, 2010, 08:49:01 pm
@stew: that's sad. i've heard bad things about american airlines recently, seems like they've always been bad.

@bella: but but......THOR sounds so epic. ;__;

@aurora: i like that idea about them, letting them wander in secret and reporting in when nessacary. :3 that way, while they still belong to the company, they can still have some of the freedom that they used to have. <3
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 01, 2011, 02:28:28 pm
Tenex-tan was requested as an avatar, so here she is, and for a bonus, I also included TOPS-10!

And for that extra mile, full-chibis!






Any other requests? :)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2011, 02:42:06 pm
what hasn't been done yet? :\

and THEY LOOK KICKASS. *BROFIST.*
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 01, 2011, 02:45:06 pm
Just look through the main page (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=231), and you'll see there are many that still aren't done yet.

Thanks! :)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on January 01, 2011, 04:08:28 pm
They look ready to take the fight to the enemy!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2011, 07:30:07 pm
i request the macs that don't have -tans yet. :3

also, you need a new main page. that one's outdated. :\
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on January 01, 2011, 08:44:13 pm
Those avis DO bring out the non-familial similarity between Tenex and TOPS-10. *O*
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on January 01, 2011, 08:55:25 pm
Quote from: "Chocofreak13"i request the macs that don't have -tans yet. :3

This, this! :)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2011, 11:11:28 pm
i was looking at the "main page" (OUTDATED >___< ) and i saw that a couple of the macs were missing avatars, so i was thinking 'fill in the blanks'.

though i get the feeling those blanks are already filled. :\
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 01, 2011, 11:14:21 pm
I'm working on those already. :)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 01, 2011, 11:34:53 pm
gooood. -w-
hmm, what about the linuxes? does xubuntu and some of the other biggies (like mint :3) have representation?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on January 01, 2011, 11:48:18 pm
I think that X/K/Edu/whatever-the-hell-other-Buntus are out there should all be considered Ubuntu-tan, but, you know, in a different outfit or something. =.=;;;;

Our venerable Siya-san already conceptualised Mint-tan

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/11782/Linux_Mint-tan.jpg)
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 03, 2011, 12:49:51 am
hooo, she's so cute!! <3

hmm, have we covered all the DOSes?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 03, 2011, 12:55:07 am
Not all of them, still need avatars and entires for FreeDOS-tan and PC DOS-tan.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on January 03, 2011, 02:43:17 am
What about their lovable companion, Amstrad CPC-tan
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 03, 2011, 03:05:15 am
Her bio's up on the page:

QuoteName: AMSDOS-tan
aka: "Amstrad CPC"
Debut: circa 1984
Height: 138 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Blue
Hair: Blonde w/ black streaks

Quick Facts:
-Fast, likes to jog, and is noted as being faster then contemporaries.
-Enjoys sorting and labeling things.
-Very competitive, especially with her contemporaries. Her main rival being QL-tan.
-Will juggle cassettes and floppies to show off.
-Friend of DR-DOS-tan.
-Often found playing games of skill against Roland.
-Has short blonde hair with black streaks, wears a green shirt with blue track shorts, sneakers and a red+black jacket.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 03, 2011, 10:35:50 pm
what's the BIOS on the two missing DOSes?
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 03, 2011, 10:40:02 pm
Those two don't have bios yet.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 03, 2011, 11:03:30 pm
hmm, possible project.

i'll tackle this one. :3 i want to be useful too. ^^
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on January 03, 2011, 11:21:00 pm
Oh right ><  CURSE THE PROLIFERATION OF -TANS!
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 03, 2011, 11:35:12 pm
heh, but that's what makes it more fun! ^^
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 04, 2011, 01:08:46 am
Well, I'm about to add one more -tan to the roster, since I was working on revising PilotOS-tan's article (http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/PilotOS) in the wiki, read more about the PilotOS + Xerox Star on wikipedia, and saw that it was based off Xerox's older Alto computer, which the PilotOS was also created on. So, long story short, concepts for a Xerox Alto-tan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_Alto)?

Trying to decide if she'd be PilotOS-tan's mother or older sister, but would have been influential in her early life, and the two easily worked together since the Star wasn't meant to replace the Alto (it didn't, btw).

She would be an old colleague of NLS-tan, and admired her ideals. In turn, she influenced PilotOS/Star, as well as a very young Lisa-tan and a newly-born Mac System 1-tan. Her interactions with Lisa and Mac resulted in good publicity for her, which would backfire years later, leaving Star bitter and Alto in despair.

Both the Alto and the Star were discontinued in the mid or late 80's, and the two went their separate ways.

I don't have ideas for her design yet, aside from her being very tall for her era, and probably also has blonde hair.
Title: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 04, 2011, 12:03:57 pm
it seems like you got that one under control. meanwhile, i'll keep on the 2 DOSes; freeDOS is almost done.

EDIT: Aurora, PC-DOS already exists! i found a picture of her in my comik pile! hang on, i'll find her :\


http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10570/PCDOS-tan_and_PTSDOS-tan.jpg

(copied the link at the bottom of the picture i found :3)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 04, 2011, 07:34:02 pm
Yeah, but doesn't have a mini-bio for the Annex Project page, that's all. That's what I meant. ^^;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 04, 2011, 08:12:34 pm
be moar clear please. :[

speaking of which, did freeDOS already have a character? :\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 04, 2011, 08:39:18 pm
Yeah, she and PCDOS-tan both have articles in the wiki, but not bios for the Annex.

PCDOS: [link] (http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/PCDOS)

FreeDOS: [link] (http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/FreeDOS)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 04, 2011, 09:39:36 pm
hmmph. be more clear next time on what you want, please. i had designed a character for freeDOS thinking she didn't have one.


ugh, maybe i should step out of this project. feels like i'm doing it wrong. >:\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 04, 2011, 09:49:57 pm
I'm sorry about that! Stupid me! I will be more clear next time, and should have been in the first place. Mainly in this thread when referring to character bios or lack of, I was referring to them specifically in this project unless otherwise specified. I had thought that was clear enough.

There are some character concepts that still need designs, and I'm hoping you could help me with them.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 04, 2011, 10:04:36 pm
ok, that's what i'm best at. ^^; sorry if i seemed madd, i was just a little annoyed.

and if you don't have a bio for her why not just use the info from the wiki page? i thought it went annex -> wiki, not the other way around. xD
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 04, 2011, 10:16:59 pm
In some cases, the wiki bio came first! In that case, it's just a matter of condensing info from that into the annex bio format.  :P
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 04, 2011, 11:36:39 pm
ah. well in that case, i'll try using that. ^^;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 08, 2011, 01:24:56 am
I can't yet edit posts (so I can't go back and update the original posts), but should I continue with putting up new bios and avatars here until then? I have a few ready!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Fedora-Tan on January 08, 2011, 06:03:41 am
You should be able to edit posts now, this was a wrong setting due to the forum migration (boards didn't have permissions defined)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 08, 2011, 12:04:37 pm
Thanks! :D
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 08, 2011, 05:40:16 pm
I haven't forgotten about the Mac-tans! :D


Quote from: undefinedName: Macintosh System 6
aka: System 6.0.x, "Antares", "Big Deal", "Six Pack", "Terminator"
Debut: 4/30/1988
Height: 185 cm [6'1"]
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: silver, red
Hair: dark grey-blue

Quick Facts:
-Was sickly and unstable at birth, had been known to lash out violently if her strength allowed it.
-Was soon deathly ill, but her life was saved in late '88-early '89 when she was remade into a nearly immortal cyborg using technology from the future.
-Scatterbrained, yet is fast, extremely strong, determined and remarkably stable. (Went from being the least stable Mac OS to one of the most stable.)
-Close friends with her stepsister A/UX, who helped her the most with self-improvement in her youth. The two even have a friendly rivalry together.
-Was one of the first Mac-tans to befriend NeXTSTEP, is also one of the few to not be scared by OSX Cheetah's antics.
-Has at least one scar at all times, to this day she fights against Mac malware-tans, including her sworn enemy ANTI since 1989.
-Strives to atone for her acts of unjustifiable violence from her pre-transformation and during the OS Wars, including her one-sided rivalry against Windows 2.0
-Is very kind and loyal, though this often gets overshadowed by a boisterous and competitive side.
-A writer and programmer, still an avid user of Hypercard technology. (considered one of the best Mac OSes for creative writing, and Hypercard was popularized in the System 6-era)
-Teams up with OSX, Cheetah and Mac OS8 to keep order in the Mac House.
-Has medium-length grey-blue hair, wears a blue+black minidress with matching boots, gloves, a leather jacket and sunglasses.
-Wields a bazooka as her weapon of choice.
-Mac System 3.4 is her twin sister. Addition: They didn't have a rivalry because System 3.4 had a specific role of her own.

Mac OS9's bio is up already, System 7's is in progress, as is OSX Server's,but here are Mac OS9's and OSX Server's new avatars:

Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on January 08, 2011, 05:47:28 pm
Yay, System 6!

and wow, the new icons look great. They just pop out a bunch more and have more vibrant richness to them.

That Antares icon is now my Finder icon, cuz she's fast and strong!
Though when the updated OSX icon is up, I'll probably use that one.

Also, once more of the Mac Tan icons are updated, I will update the Mac family tree icons appropriately.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on January 09, 2011, 12:29:30 pm
I didn't know System 6-tan was so tall. * *

Nor did I know she was born... biological. I thought she was an android from the start. Hm.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 09, 2011, 06:54:20 pm
the mac house is so confusing. how can sys. 3.4 and sys. 6 be twins? o__o;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on January 09, 2011, 07:06:42 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on January 09, 2011, 06:54:20 pm
the mac house is so confusing. how can sys. 3.4 and sys. 6 be twins? o__o;

Both of them use Finder 6.1 :) (in my continually she doesn't exist, nor do the other odd "in-betweeners")
she's an odd OS though that only like 2 computers used and information on her is very rare.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 09, 2011, 07:46:28 pm
hmm.

told you it was confusing. @__@
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 10, 2011, 02:07:28 am
@Bella: I didn't give that part much thought for a long time. ^^; It wasn't until I first saw Krizo's interpretations of the Apple-tan backstories that her origins were addressed.

Oh, and it's for the best that System 6-tan wasn't born as a cyborg, because she would have been even more dangerous than she was when she was unstable!

On the other hand, she did turn into something of a berserker during the OS Wars. She got better after the war, and even reconciled with some former rivals.

@Krizo: Aww... I was hoping 3.4-tan would be System 6-tan's long-lost twin sister!

The only things I really know about System 3.4 are that it exists, and that it makes the already confusing early Mac OS version numbers even more confusing. And that it supported only one or two Mac models is weird too, no idea why it's so limited. :-/

Unsurprisingly, she's a very weird character, and even lives as a wanderer.

@Choco: And that's just a small part of how weird and confusing the version numbers of the Classic Mac OS got! I've been tempted to draw a comic about it.


Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 10, 2011, 10:57:07 am
i'd like to see that. honestly, the fact that you not only need to take the version number into account but also the version of finder is the reason i stayed away from the mac family tree. i don't even use mac (outside of gothy), and this just makes them that much harder to understand. :\

anything that needs to be done?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Red-Machine on January 10, 2011, 11:27:15 am
If you guys would like some help with 8-bit-tans, I have extensive knowledge of a lot of them.  I could help you figure out personalities and what they look like, etc.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 10, 2011, 02:52:06 pm
don't forget 8-bit game-tan ;3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 10, 2011, 03:14:09 pm
@Red:Most of the 8-bit home computer-tans still don't have entries yet, so you could easily help with those!

@Choco: Haven't really given much thought to any game console-tans yet, but do you have any ideas?

Unfortunately, when trying to update the front page, I found out I can't anymore because of a 20,000 character limit per post (which was already exceeded long ago), meaning... I'll have to move the Annex Project and its entries to the wikil! The mini-bios will still be there, but in a separate section from the full bios.

Discussions, updates and new bios will still be posted here, but the project itself (from C-Chan's and C-One's original posts on the first page, which I've been updating until now) will be ported over.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 10, 2011, 08:15:51 pm
I got the first part of it ported to the wiki.

http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/OS-tan_Annex_Project (http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/OS-tan_Annex_Project)

The index page looks a lot better, but with the overview moved from the pages themselves to just the index really cut the factions' articles down in size, some of them only list the members of the group, if I haven't gotten to their history yet.

I'll get to porting some Annex bios too, but don't know if I should put the bios directly in the faction articles, or make a section in each article that says something like "See the short bios of ______ faction".

What else could I add to each OS-tan faction article to expand on it? So far there's just the members and maybe the history, and maaaaaaybe a few conjectures.

What do you think?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on January 11, 2011, 07:10:31 pm
That sucks hard about the character limit in the posts. ><;;;;

Hmm... I would put the character bios in a separate article, linked at the end of each faction bio.

I'm not in a very writerly mood, so I don't have any suggestions about expanding on the faction articles...
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 11, 2011, 09:14:50 pm
maybe what each faction stands for, if anything? :\ their beliefs and/or views? :\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 11, 2011, 09:51:07 pm
@Bella: If I make the bios a separate article within the faction articles, I'd place them closer to the top, possibly right below the member list.

@Choco: That could work. :)

Right now, I'll experiment with putting up some bios and see how they turn out.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 12, 2011, 12:37:55 am
you might also put in connections to other families. such as MS's connection to BR and the unix family, if any :3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 12, 2011, 01:13:22 am
That sounds good too! I'm listing examples I can think of off the top of my head.

To add (tentative):
- connections to other factions: Of course! It's not like these factions are isolated!

-connections to other families: Alliances and rivalries, for example:

-Beliefs and values: This might be a tough one, but here I go:






Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 12, 2011, 01:59:36 am
that last one is subject to speculation. ^_~*

who the hell is tandy? :\

(glad i could help ^^)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 12, 2011, 02:13:35 am
Tandy is Tandy/Radio Shack's TRS-80 series. There's a TRS-80/TRSDOS-tan, and her sister TRS-80 Color Computer/CoCo-tan.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on January 12, 2011, 06:19:00 am
Mmm, TRS-80, that lovable lil' zealot
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 12, 2011, 06:15:05 pm
and you said making multiple -tans for one OS was pointless and a waste of time. >:\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on January 12, 2011, 09:58:54 pm
Firstly, those -tans were made ~4 years ago, by a member who hasn't been here for years so we don't really have any say in how they were created; secondly, the TRS-80 and CoCo ARE quite separate machines. It's like arguing that VIC-20-tan and C64-tan are multiple -tans for one system.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 12, 2011, 10:16:52 pm
Yeah. Both the original TRS-80 and its color counterpart were simply called the TRS-80, but those two are quite different, and so are their characters.

Still using my userpage as a sandbox (http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/User:Aurora_Borealis) for porting bios, I got started with some House of Mac and Wanderer Class bios to port over, but I had been working on the Windows Family section the most since all of them are complete in the original.

Once I get a section finished, or rather, up-to-date, I'll move it over to a section within that faction's article.

Anyone else agree with the ideas listed in my last post?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 12, 2011, 10:22:44 pm
the one about tandy? :3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 12, 2011, 10:37:22 pm
Oops... I mean the one before that. I didn't notice that post! x_x
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 12, 2011, 11:07:37 pm
xD i suppose this post is pointless, since it's obvious that i agree, since i suggested some of it. xD
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on January 12, 2011, 11:39:23 pm
I see my ideas in there and I am very happy ;D

it's also kinda... odd, to have my ideas put into such a huge project.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 13, 2011, 11:05:03 am
I think that's code for "go for it" Aurora. :3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 13, 2011, 07:02:39 pm
@Krizo: I like your contributions, and hope you'll help with editing the wiki too.

@Choco: Okay! :)

Some new bios:

QuoteName: Apple II-tan
aka: "II-chan"
Debut: 6/5/1977
Height: 128 cm (4'2")
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Red
Hair: Blonde

Quick Facts:

-Is Apple I's oldest daughter and the oldest living member of the Apple Family.
-One of the co-founders of the Binteeji Renmei.
-Usually dons a set of red+white Edo-era Japanese farm clothes, a white kerchief and straw hat, and her hair is usually braided.
-Maintains an apple orchard, and teaches others how to grow their own gardens.
-Has a golden apple-shaped locket containing a black+white photo of Apple I in memory of her.
-Is hard-working, rugged, friendly, witty, and great story-teller.
-Serves as a big sister and parental figure to all of the Apple-tans, and served as a teacher figure to the Apple Family when she lived with them.
-Still maintains close ties with the Mac-tans after her departure in 1993, and is in fact even closer to them than she was before.
-Sad that she had neglected much of her family, being too busy with work before she retired.
-Is Lisa's caregiver, not just out of sisterly love or pity, but also as part of Apple I's parting wish.
-Former rivals with Atari DOS and Commodore PET, the three are now best of friends.
-Still in a rivalry with Coleco Adam-tan that is highly competitive, yet (usually) civil.

QuoteName: Mac OSX Server-tan
aka:  "Rhapsody"
Debut: circa 1999
Height: 178 cm (5'10")
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Blue
Hair: Blonde

Quick Facts:

-Is friendly, motherly and cheerful, but is a shut-in. (not released to the public)
-Does not like to go outside or be seen in public if it can be helped. However, she has made some progress in recent years. (has some hobbyist following)
-Mother of Darwin OS and the OSX-tans, is NeXTSTEP's biological sister, and cousin of A/UX. Was adopted into the Mac culture by the Classic Mac-tans.
-Her daughters and the Classic-tans, though not related by code consider each other sisters just the same.
-Serves food and homemade apple cider to guests.
-Is diplomatic, and is the official Mac House ambassador.
-Friends with Solaris, Windows NT and 95 OSR 2.5.
-Drives a yellow boxcar. (referencing the Yellow Box foundation)
-Wears a white dress with black stripes, a blue+yellow skirt layer on top, along with white gloves and leggings.
-Has shoulder-length blonde hair in a flip-do, secured with a red Apple logo pin with a white X (as in OSX) on it.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 13, 2011, 09:46:29 pm
these look awesome! i never knew that about rhapsody, any idea why she was never released (was it the same reason as neptune/odyssey)?

and you beat me to it, i was gonna say that NT and rhapsody would get along perfectly. i'll have to work that into the comic. <3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 13, 2011, 09:57:58 pm
Thanks! :)

Rhapsody was a prototype OS that was later released as the first Mac OSX Server, but even then it isn't available to the public (high-end business users only). Yet copies of the prototype Rhapsody were somehow obtained by hobbyists and has some following among them.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 13, 2011, 10:00:13 pm
she probably got released the same way that odyssey did: through a leak.

either way, they both look awesome. on a different note (out of curiosity) is there a bio for apple I?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 13, 2011, 10:31:12 pm
Yes there is!

QuoteName: Apple I
aka: "Apple-1"
Debut: 4/1/1976
Height: 150 cm (4'11")
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Green
Hair: Brown

Quick Facts:
-The de-facto mother figure of the whole Apple Family (despite that the Mac OS and OSX lines are not directly related to the original Apple line)
-A young hippie woman with a penchant for crafts, especially woodworking.
-wore a patchy red+orange dress with a white sash, wooden jewelry and wooden shoes.
-had a sweet, maternal and optimistic disposition, though was also somewhat of a prankster in her youth.
-wanted to spend quality time with all of her daughters, although her health began to decline in '78, and she died in late '79.
-Lived to see Apple II, Apple III and Lisa, but died shortly after Mac System 1 was born. (development on the Mac started in late '79)
-Spent most of her time with Apple II to teach her the things that will ensure a better future for her and her sisters.
-Was last seen by Lisa in her final moments, and apologized to her for not being able to spend much time with her before passing away.
-Her body is preserved and kept in a mausoleum whose location and existence is only known to Lisa.
-Was childhood friends with Altair.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 15, 2011, 09:23:11 pm
;___;

how sweet. she's pretty short though. xD
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on January 15, 2011, 10:08:22 pm
Good work on the ][ and Rhapsody-tan bios!

And I just got the most genius idea to try making an Apple I-tan cosplay.

Brunette? Check
Hippie patchwork skirt? Check
All sorts of other hippiewear/jewelry? Check

:3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 15, 2011, 10:10:12 pm
I'd like to see that! :D
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 16, 2011, 02:05:16 am
as would i. poast toast indeed. -w-
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 16, 2011, 04:24:42 pm
Two more new bios, posted up on my userpage:

QuoteName: Mac OSX 10.0-tan
aka: "Cheetah-tan"
Debut: 3/24/2001
Height: 180 cm (5'11")
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Red
Hair: Lilac

Quick Facts:

-Wears futuristic-styled black minidresses with long gloves, an eye patch and fishnet stockings.
-Is mischievous and playful, but at times her ideas of playfulness border on the sadistic.
-Has the largest breasts of the OSX-tans (OSX Cheetah's requirements were relatively high, twice that of OS9's)
-Lacks self-confidence, is clumsy, and is the least stable of the OSX-tans. Three weaknesses she wants to hide at all costs.
-Gains confidence when treated with affection.
-Likes to model for Mac OS9-tan.
-Considered very scary by most of the Mac-tans, and is feared the most by the OSX-kuns because she's at least as perverted as they are.
-Strangely enough, teams up with System 6, Mac OS8 and OSX to fight perversion in the Mac House.


QuoteName: Coleco Adam-tan
aka: "Adam-chan"
Debut: 1983
Height: 142 cm (4'8")
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Red
Hair: Orange

Quick Facts:

-Is timid and paranoid, but does her best to be courteous to others.
-Notorious for erasing nearby tapes, and attracting metal objects because of electromagnetic energy she involuntarily generates.
-Has wavy orange hair that is almost always frizzled because of the electromagnetic discharges.
-Always carries her printer with her.
-Still rivals with Apple II, her main rival from the 80's.
-Tomboyish, but also carries a Cabbage Patch doll with her.
-Difficult to understand when speaking, lapses into incoherency at times.
-Good at both office work and gaming.
-Childhood friends with her sister Colecovision-tan, but were separated in 1988 when their family fell apart.
-Still feels a lot of guilt for causing her family's demise in just 5 years but remains upbeat with the motivation from her followers who helped her during her wanderer years.
-Wears a beige dress shirt with green frills, matching shoes, pants and white tights.
-Closest friends with Apple ///, Barbie Linux and Plus/4.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on January 16, 2011, 04:40:29 pm
Cheeeeetah!

/flies across room by unknown means and hugs Cheetah

your hair, your eyes! such gorgeous colors!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 16, 2011, 04:48:33 pm
I've sort of reconceived Colossus Mark II through MR@S. Should toast be poasted ITT or elsewhere?

Oh and Aurora, if you could do a decent-looking avatar for her I'd be tons grateful (so we don't have to use that horrifying design pic (http://nejinoniwa.deviantart.com/#/d379q3a) I threw up on dA).
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 16, 2011, 04:55:41 pm
Sure, you can post it here. This thread just isn't about the bios, but also to discuss backstories and new character concepts. :)

I like her design so far, but think she should be fancier-looking, since she's a super-powerful and old Mainframe-tan. Or is she the type who dresses more practically anyways?

Once you have a finalized design for her, I'll get to making an avatar of her!



Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 16, 2011, 08:32:59 pm
Well, that's her present-time Mission Dress, sort of. She might've been a tad fancier way back, but she was ALWAYS very secret and hidden - the existence of the project wasn't revealed until well into the 70's - so I don't imagine that her fashion would be too much of a striking one. Also, she has the "Gray Woman" ability that allows her to essentially hide in plain sight, manipulating onlookers' perception to just look past her, not notice her or in case they persist, just see a huge gray blob-ish kind of thing. This also relies on not wearing too much fancy gear. Also, making fancy dresses that can withstand extending to 10x their normal size isn't exactly the easiest thing to do.

I imagine her "old style" would involve a longer skirt and a british army uniform. She doesn't work for them anymore tho, so no more of that.

The design is final, it's just that the picture itself is awful. -_-

Anyway, character backstory and stuff on Colossus, a-go.
History:
Colossus was born in december '43, and was installed at the codebreaking operations HQ in Bletchley Park by february. The positive results from the Ultra Secret intelligence (in the UK named Boniface, in the US Magic) led to the development of a second version, Mark II, and by June '44, just in time for the Normandy landings, the upgrades on Colossus were complete. (in addition to the new machines, the original Mark I was upgraded and rebuilt into a Mark II - thus, Colossus is -tan for both Mark I and Mark II)
In addition to increasing mission efficiency, the extra memory and circuits allowed Colossus to increase her maximal size by more than 3 meters, and also gave her a second, more normally proportioned Micro mode (174 cm as opposed to 188 cm). She worked with many humans who were later to become pioneers in the early age of computing, including Alan Turing (noteworthy is that Colossus was not a Turing-complete machine, however); she is also regarded by those "in the know" as the inventor of modern magic (Colossus was the very first programmable electronic computer; Zuse Z3 preceded her in programmability, but lacked a conditional branch and was an electro-mechanical computer, just like Harvard Mark I; ENIAC came 2 years later but is regarded by the general public as the first programmable computer since it was designed for general-purpose as opposed to codebreaking only, and also was a very public and medial project unlike the hush-hush Colossus) and a great hero of the second World War (the Ultra intelligence is estimated to have shortened the war by 4-5 years, and it is unknown how the end outcome would've been without it).

After the war, however, Colossus' mission was complete and she was, essentially, out of work. Despite great satisfaction over her success from both superiors and herself, her future looked bleak; the original machine (the old Mark I) was dismantled and returned in parts to the Post Office, and the same fate was shared by all but two of the ten machines, which limited her powers significantly (note however that in terms of computing power, she was very well supplied already; tests on the rebuilt Mark II reveal that the processing power of one Colossus is equivalent to 5,8 MHz - comparable to the '81 IBM PC @ 4,8 MHz or the '85 Amiga 1000 at 7,1MHz). For 15 years following the war, Colossus contended with training humans in the use of computers - she was dragged into a few semi-successful attempts to develop new specialized programs for her, but the ever-looming hood of secrecy eventually got the better of her - in 1959 and 1960 the last Colossus machines were dismantled and all blueprints burned, leading to Colossus' death.

In 1994, however, plans were made for the revival of Colossus - and none were less surprised than Colossus herself when the giant hummed to life once more in the place where Colossus n.9 once had stood. Revived into the Information Age and a world where humans depend on computers for just about everything, Colossus now observes the workings of the world from her ancestral home in Bletchley Park. Her activities are unknown.


Appearance:
She has reddish brown hair down to her shoulders (various hairdos have been tried during the years, however) and gray-blue eyes. During her first mission as a part of Ultra at Bletchley Park, she dressed in green army uniform with ULTRA embroidery and a long white skirt. After the war she started wearing a green-white dress with her army patterning and medals - this eventually changed into a rather plain blue dress with the Union Jack during the later years until her death. Her current fashion is a fusion of old and new; A blue/white suit jacket with an Omega on the left and the Union Jack on the right, worn over a white blouse and a white shorter skirt, with black leggings and high-heel boots decorated with large, blue ribbons. Her clothing is always made to be able to take the strain of expanding to 10x its smallest size, so as to prevent uncomfortable situations when in her larger modes - the technique used is one of her own few spells, which leads to her making all of her clothing herself.

Abilities:
Micron ability - Colossus has the power to downsize her body to a less obstructive level. Micro mode is 188cm, and Micro-n mode is 174cm.
COLOSSUS ability - while her normal height is a "mere" 7,1 meters, Colossus is able to significantly increase that number. Her usual "over-modes" are 10,0 meters, for easier calculation of proportions and measurements (especially useful while making new gear), and her maximum size of 18,2 meters.
Magic and Sorcery - though specialized in codebreaking, Colossus has the ability to use "normal" magic as well, and is the oldest electronic computer to do so. She was never taught the finer arts of general-purpose magic, however, and as such most of her spells are crude and primitive in nature, or simple brute-force spells. As she doesn't have much use for either (the former being unpractical and useless in general, and the latter being generally less powerful than she can manage with her own physical strength), she doesn't use magic very much at all (aside from when making clothing) and is thought not to be very good at it.
Gray Woman ability - in order to keep her identity secret, Colossus employs this ability to hide herself in plain sight, manipulating the perception of eventual onlookers to disregard her presence or simply not notice her at all. This ability is powerful enough to keep her hidden even when in normal size (up to 10 meters); Fullsize mode drains too much power, however, and renders it useless.
Code Breaker ability - with unimaginable speed, Colossus is thought to be able to break any just about any code invented effortlessly. Notable is that this allows her to hack her way into Closed Space that is otherwise inaccessible to the general public; combined with her stealth, this would theoretically allow her to access even the most secure of the OS-tans' hideouts, including the Mac/Windows family houses and various corporate headquarters. No information of reported incidents exist, however; whether this is due to them not having occurred in the first place or just never have been discovered, remains to be seen.


Ohohohohoho~rant. -_-
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 16, 2011, 08:40:08 pm
Wow! Her super-stealth code-breaking and Closed Space-breaking abilities make her --in theory at least-- the OS-tan equivalent of Big Brother! o_o

Is she in the Mainframe Guild, unaffiliated, or a member of the Guild but none of the other Guild members realize that because she's super stealthy? :)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 16, 2011, 08:43:16 pm
^^ coleco-vision! xD

uun, the bios look great. ^^

good god....the oldest living OS-tan.... O____O;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 16, 2011, 09:26:15 pm
She is a non-member. In the early days of the MFG (during the 50's) she was invited, but after infiltrating one of their meetings she decided against; she hasn't exactly regretted that decision after she was revived, seeing what became of the mainframes.

And while Colossus is the oldest living OS-tan, the title of oldest living computer technically belongs to another Brit...
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/NejinOniwa/OS-Tans/WITCH-avi-s.png)
WITCH is still entirely intact, and the one that is being polished up at the Computer Museum is the same one piece of equipment that stayed up over the holodays and newyearsmas happily trudging through her data all alone in Harwell's basement during the 50's. Colossus is a rebuild (suffered stages 1 through 3 in the death cycle (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1401.msg89248.html#msg89248), thus needed to be revived from the dead) while WITCH was put in storage after she was dismantled (suffered only stage 1 of the death cycle, thus simply needed to be "restarted", sort of) and later moved to the Museum for reactivation.
More info on WITCH is to be expected next week, once the next chapter (where she will make her debut) is completed. Stay tuned~ -w-
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 16, 2011, 09:50:12 pm
I thought that EXEC/UNIVAC-sama was the oldest, being born in 1951, or at least is the OS-tan who has been alive the longest since she never died. When was Colossus brought back from the dead?

Makes sense Colossus left the Guild, because although they're still powerful, their glory days are way behind them, and they've lost a lot of their prestige. She'd be embarrassed to be around them in the present day!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 16, 2011, 10:14:54 pm
I wasn't aware EXEC was still alive - pretty much all UNIVAC systems are long since discontinued and outdated, and I doubt anything running either of the EXEC versions is still alive. Proofcheck demanded!

Colossus was revived during 2006, and her Rebirthday party was held in November '07. And like I said, I don't think Colossus ever joined in the first place - the early mainframes that she were around to see weren't anywhere close to her power or strength, and she had sort of started losing interest in life at that point anyway.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 16, 2011, 10:33:39 pm
Hmmm... Okay.

Well, in the original Annex Project, EXEC was listed as being alive, and I guess I didn't question it. It was assumed she's represent the whole UNIVAC and EXEC lines. She does have a successor, OS 2200, which is still currently-maintained.

Bwahahaha! It's not like those other mainframes were instrumental in the outcome of a World War! Colossus-sama is in a class of her own!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 16, 2011, 11:34:38 pm
*__* this is mystifying....
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on January 17, 2011, 10:56:15 am
EXEC is still alive.  Much like how some businesses still use DOS because they have programs written for it, some still use EXEC to run heritage programs on their Unisys mainframes.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 17, 2011, 11:03:57 am
Thanks for clarifying that.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on January 17, 2011, 01:18:45 pm
Annnnnnnnd there goes Boston's pseudoclaim to having the earliest "modern" computers. >> << >>;;;

Interesting stuff Nej, varai interestuhn. :3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 17, 2011, 07:36:15 pm
and the world and our perceptions change. -w- once again, interesting.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on January 17, 2011, 09:28:52 pm
Not really. I still consider Boston the "Cradle of Civilisations" for the sheer number of computers and companies that directly influenced modern machines -
-Harvard Mk. I influenced modern microprocessor design
-Whirlwind gave us the minicomputer
-SAGE prototyped the internet and streaming video
-CTSS and Multics are the ancestor of most modern OSes
-The MIT hacker culture
And if you look farther north, New Hampshire is home to DTSS and BASIC, one of the most widely-used languages and the software used in many micros

So while "advanced civilisation" existed before Boston's computer culture, it might not have any readily traceable descendants in the modern world. Compare ancient Rome, which modeled a lot of the workings of western civilisation and Egypt, an earlier but equally (or, arguably more) advanced society whose influence isn't as apparent in western society.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 17, 2011, 10:08:30 pm
Then again, Egypt influenced Rome a fair bit and was so still during its golden ages... Remember Caesar and his Cleopatra. -w-
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 17, 2011, 11:30:26 pm
if we're going to use that analogy, use Mesopotamia. completely extinct, yet was extremely advanced for its time. (either that or the mayans, but they're not extinct, just endangered. :3)

anyway, i think you're right. it's like how human life is thought to have originated in africa, but the earliest civilizations were in india and the middle east.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on January 18, 2011, 04:07:53 pm
Since the announcement got buried over at RPT, just thought I'd let it be known again that we have a new Mac-tan:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/1295067956766.jpg)

Wild Mass Guessing tiem for her personality. Aurora? Chozo? Anything you'd like to speculate?

I'll throw my hat into the ring here: I'm guessing that she's a Queen Bee alpha-female type (the lion is the king of the jungle), powerful (or at least cocky) enough to challenge the de-facto OSX leader Tiger-tan. She displays the intelligence and smugness of her big sister, Snow/Leopard, but lacks her genius and pioneering spirit (Leopard was the first Mac OS to be certified as a true Unix, feature Time Machine), preferring using social and political tactics to traveling the temporal dimension.

A note on that last part, however - I imagine the Time Machine has been designed to only work with Snow/Leopard's bioelectrical fingerprint, but Lion would be able to use it too. Somehow. (Mac OSX Lion uses the Time Machine utility). I also theorize that she would harbour some pseudo-scientific and/or -magical skills of her own, involving spontaneous travel through spatial dimensions (aka, teleporation).

She's friendly toward the Unixes but not quite as sycophantic toward them as Leopard. Her dearest companion is iPhone-tan (Lion incorporates iOS features).
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 18, 2011, 05:06:58 pm
Sounds good!

Lion-tan, however isn't the only contender to challenge Tiger-tan's leadership- don't forget OSX-tan herself! So that would make a three-way rivalry between them! (Poor Rhapsody-tan... she never wanted her daughters to fight like that!)

Would she give any thought to the Classic-tans though? In-story, Leopard-tan didn't at first (was misguided- wanting them to retire because she thought it'd be a nice thing to do), but learned that nobody in the family should be left behind. Lion dropped all support for Power PC apps, including the Carbonized Classic apps that could still run with Leopard and Snow Leopard.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 18, 2011, 05:39:02 pm
She'd give little thought to the "old generation", as long as they keep in line...

I think that design needs some work though, and we might as well get some of our own work in there for props. More from me is on the way, but I need sleep tonight >_>
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on January 18, 2011, 06:01:17 pm
I'm thinking that Lion is probably like, THE leader (like how in some stories a person may not be the most powerful or have anything special, but they are THE leader), since Mission control is like, THE leader!
She's very diplomatic towards all Macs, since she is basically all the Mac OS's (even the iOS) put together and she understand's everyone's pains and desires well (meaning she gets along with the classic Macs too). She doesn't like fighting and most fights she get into just end with her having kind words for the opposition and befriending them.
She's very task oriented and can focus well, she also has an eye for detail, but can see the big picture too if she tries. She will most likely take care of things around the house such as finances and helping the Mac house's recovery (the Mac app store was debuted at the same time as Lion and has made a lot of money, I also find it extremely easy to use) and using her attention for detail to be a neat freak! She's not a full blown maid, but she does like having things clean. She is very strong willed and likes to stick to the rules, giving anyone who breaks one a little talk! She will be a player of the piano with her advanced multi-touch gestures. A photographic memory she has! (auto save)

I'm thinking she will be like a mix of Apple I, Mac OS 9 and Win2k, personality wise.

There's my speculation at it.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on January 18, 2011, 06:17:23 pm
That she is, but looks can be deceiving dear Aurora-hime. -w-

Nej and I concluded, in a bit of character brainstorming, that OSX Lion-tan's defining trait would be the big one, the bad one, the deadliest of the sins - pride. Macs are a proud family, of course, but her self-security and self-confidence is bordering on the extravagant - just look at how she carries herself, how she dresses and chooses to wear a crown! She's intelligent like her sisters, but rather lazy and uninspired too - although she could choose to use her sister's Time Machine, she prefers not to because of the difficulties involved in temporal travel. Plus there's nothing in the past that particularly interests her.   

Unlike our asocial genius Snow/Leopard, Lion-tan is spectacularly gregarious - even forming bonds with the Windows and Linux-tans to quench her insatiable thirst for social interactions. Nej speculated that this uncontrolled friendliness might even drive a wedge through the Mac family - though whether she chooses to be friendly to outsiders to instigate conflict with her own kin or if it's an unintentional side-effect is up to interpretation.

It's worth pointing out the unnerving similarities between OSX Lion-tan and GECOS-sama, something that runs deeper than their both sharing lions as character anthropomorphisms. Both are proud, social, tactical and good speakers - and both choose to conquer by words and charm, not spell or sword. Both can also be said to be treacherous toward family - in GECOS' case, this rivalry was aimed squarely at Multics (her step-sister) and was an intense dislike, while Lion's rivalry is more generalised and less personal. At any rate, Snow/Leopard would probably be rather paranoid around Lion - especially if she knows what transpired between Multics and GECOS. (And she does.)

Because of this, Unix-sama steers clear of Lion-tan - even if it's not on a conscious level, she doesn't particularly like her because she's too reminiscent of GECOS-sama. Not that Lion really cares about Unix's shunning her - Leopard, after all, is closer to Unix-sama and ended up becoming her intertemporal errand-girl because of it. =W=

QuoteLion-tan, however isn't the only contender to challenge Tiger-tan's leadership- don't forget OSX-tan herself! So that would make a three-way rivalry between them! (Poor Rhapsody-tan... she never wanted her daughters to fight like that!)

Do you mean "Generic" Mac-tan?

QuoteWould she give any thought to the Classic-tans though? In-story, Leopard-tan didn't at first (was misguided- wanting them to retire because she thought it'd be a nice thing to do), but learned that nobody in the family should be left behind.

I'm doubtful that Lion-tan would have any strong feelings for the Classic Macs. Leopard-tan's misguided attempt to get the Classics to retire was a result of her social cluelessness, while Lion on the other hand is ambivalent - not caring for the Classics beyond the requisite amount that a Mac-tan must to be a part of the family. -v-
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 18, 2011, 07:33:31 pm
@Bella: yeah by OSX-tan I meant the 'generic' Mac-tan.

Sad that she doesn't have any interest in the past, since she can't appreciate Apple I's, Apple II's and GS/OS's contributions, the struggles the Classic-tans went through in the OS Wars, and then joining together with the early OSX-tans to rebuild their nation, and how increasingly influential the faction has become over the years.

Each OSX-tan is more confident than the next, with Panther and Tiger both being the best balance between confidence and being grounded in reality. Leopard-tan was arrogant, and still something of a smartass, but learned to appreciate others from her time travel experiences! Though learning from her mistakes helped too!

Lion-tan is another step forward in self-confidence among the OSX-tans, but goes too far.

And some of the Macs may think she's instigating conflict from being so sociable... uh oh! Certain Mac-tans, particularly the self-proclaimed vigilantes among them will not take kindly to that!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on January 18, 2011, 08:08:44 pm
BEHOLD, A RARE BELLA WALLOTEXT:

Quote from: Krizonar on January 18, 2011, 06:01:17 pm
I'm thinking that Lion is probably like, THE leader (like how in some stories a person may not be the most powerful or have anything special, but they are THE leader), since Mission control is like, THE leader!


That she is.... she IS the Queen after all. |P

Not that the others are going to give up their leader status without a fight. It's worth noting that Tiger suspected Leopard would make a run on her leader roll when she first debuted; but it was soon apparent that Leopard cared less about leading and more about tinkering in the lab. ^^'

QuoteShe's very diplomatic towards all Macs, since she is basically all the Mac OS's (even the iOS) put together and she understand's everyone's pains and desires well (meaning she gets along with the classic Macs too). She doesn't like fighting and most fights she get into just end with her having kind words for the opposition and befriending them.


This is where you and I diverge.... but I will concede that Lion is VERY protective and caring over iOS-chan.


Quote...She's not a full blown maid, but she does like having things clean. She is very strong willed and likes to stick to the rules, giving anyone who breaks one a little talk! She will be a player of the piano with her advanced multi-touch gestures. A photographic memory she has! (auto save)

I'm thinking she will be like a mix of Apple I, Mac OS 9 and Win2k, personality wise.


I doubt she'd like cleaning up around the house, but I do agree that she has a strong will and strong sense of justice. I was looking for a way to reference multi-touch and autosave, so having great dexterity and photographic memory are excellent notions!

I'm thinking more along the lines of GECOS-tan and Snow Leopard-tan, heh... ^^;

Thanks very much, your ideas are greatly appreciated and you've struck a few very important points. /salutes

Quote from: Aurora Borealis on January 18, 2011, 07:33:31 pmSad that she doesn't have any interest in the past, since she can't appreciate Apple I's, Apple II's and GS/OS's contributions, the struggles the Classic-tans went through in the OS Wars, and then joining together with the early OSX-tans to rebuild their nation, and how increasingly influential the faction has become over the years.


But not surprising. The Macs have been drifting farther and farther away from their roots over the years - Leopard NEARLY made the break, so to speak, from the Classics (instead viewing the Unixen as her true ancestors), but her fiddling about in the past convinced her of their value.

It's also refreshing I think.... we have so many OSXen that kowtow to their Mac OS heritage, it's interesting to have one that's rejected it - or just doesn't care. -w-

QuoteEach OSX-tan is more confident than the next, with Panther and Tiger both being the best balance between confidence and being grounded in reality. Leopard-tan was arrogant, and still something of a smartass, but learned to appreciate others from her time travel experiences! Though learning from her mistakes helped too!

Lion-tan is another step forward in self-confidence among the OSX-tans, but goes too far.

And some of the Macs may think she's instigating conflict from being so sociable... uh oh! Certain Mac-tans, particularly the self-proclaimed vigilantes among them will not take kindly to that!


Not to mention that Leopard was more than a bit socially-challenged initially...

But yes, Panther and Tiger-tan are probably the most grounded in retrospect. Snow Leopard could probably challenge Lion in arrogance (a lifetime of traveling the spacetime continuum, hobnobbing with ancestors and digging up closeted skeletons will bloat a person's ego), but her inherent asociality - and penchant for pacifism - makes her far less threatening than Lion-tan.

You do have to admit that she looks like a pretty arrogant character - and I mean, the name! What would you expect from a gal named Lion? ^ ^;;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 18, 2011, 08:40:56 pm
Good thing that Snow Leopard-tan is a pacifist! I bet some of her new-found respect for her Classic relatives (and still viewing them as her sisters no less than her biological ones) comes from knowing of their pasts.

Something tells me that Lion-tan would try and get the Classic Mac-tans to completely retire this time around.

But since she's outnumbered, they could just kick her out and have her join the LUC.

"Take her! This brat is your problem now!"

Problem solved? Oh wait... company politics won't allow that, and is there a more fair way to resolve the potential conflict?

Maybe... the Classics secede from the Mac House, recruit the wanderer Mac-tan(s?) and form their own rebel splinter faction- akin to what the User Space Gang is to the LUC! :D

But most importantly, Rhapsody needs to talk some sense into her youngest and most arrogant daughter before she spirals out of control. Too bad she still doesn't have much confidence!

Another bio, it's Puma-chan!

QuoteName: Mac OSX 10.1-tan
aka: "Puma"
Debut: 9/25/2001
Height: 145 cm (4'9")
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Light green
Hair: Blue

Quick Facts:

-Is shy, mousy and insecure.
-Second shortest of the OSX-tans, as Puma was a rather small update from Cheetah.
-Talks very little and spends most of her time attending the house.
-More stable than Cheetah, but still lacks self-confidence.
-Frequently picked on by OSX and Cheetah into being the maid of the house.
-Complies often due to being non-confrontational.
-Wears a sleeveless, white-collared black dress with a green bow and blue "X"s.
-Closest friends with fellow introverts Mac System 4-tan and 7-tan, but gets along well with all of her family.
-Is trustworthy, and her sisters are known to confide in her, and the more willing, in turn want to help her out.






Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on January 19, 2011, 12:49:41 am
Puma Puma! yays!

... a Bella wall of text? wut is dis?

Wow, we see her a lot differently!
I'm glad some of our ideas do collide and agree though, although I apparently see her in a more positive light than most.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 19, 2011, 07:57:47 pm
*cries* i had to read multiple walls of text, i didn't get to contribute once, AND i have to delete another picture from the pile!!

;__;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 19, 2011, 08:06:47 pm
It's not too late to contribute, Choco!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 19, 2011, 09:48:41 pm
it IS too late!!
@krizo: your first assessment of lion sounds too much like OSX-tan to me. :\
@bella: i didn't know if you were making a pun with that "pride" comment. x3
to be honest, i'd peg her to have a little slice of lisa in her....the brattiness. with power, pride, prestige, and pretentiousness, comes pig-headedness and acting like a prissy little punk.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on January 19, 2011, 10:27:54 pm
@Chozo: I never meant to cast Lion in a negative light, she simply has different objectives from the usual Mac-tan. A master of diplomacy, she may be one of the first Mac-tans to put friendship ahead of family - all to satisfy her need to be loved, wanted, needed.

@Kari: In regards to Lion's Lisa-esqueness, I say B-I-N-G-O. I was actually going to draw the comparison myself at some point, but forgot to.

*hands out gold stars to Kari, Chozo*

Anyway, have a bio for one of the most complex and misunderstood characters in all of OS-tandom, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPREHENSIVE OPERATING SYSTEM - aka GECOS.

***
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Name: General Electric Comprehensive Operating System
aka: GECOS(-II, -III), GCOS(-3, -7, -8)
Debut: 1962
Height: 5'6''
Weight: 122lb
Eye Color: yellow
Hair: dark brown

Quick Facts:
-Supposed to be DOS/360's daughter, but proof of their relation is dubious.
-Intelligent, strategic and social, but also painfully proud and self-confident
-To compensate for her poor magical and physical abilities, she developed top-notch psychological manipulation skills
-Grew up isolated from other OS-tan cultures
-Charged with tutoring WWMCCS-tan
-Transferred to Boston in the mid-1960s with the purpose of caring for her nascent stepsister, Multics. She felt piteous toward Multics initially; but as her strength grew, she began viewing her as a potential threat to her place within their company (GE)
-By the time of Multics' debut (1969), GECOS had vowed to keep her stepsister from usurping her position (and possibly taking her life)
-Unable to confront Multics directly under threat of punishment by their company, she sought other means to defeat her
-In 1969 was hired by Bell Labs to take care of the fledgling Unix. Realizing the potential that Unix had to defeat her nemesis, GECOS primed Unix to resent and fear Multics
-In 1972, Unix attacked and badly injured Multics.
-Multics discovered GECOS' part in the attack and vowed vengeance, but by this time GECOS had a devoted group of followers to guarantee her protection
-Behind a successful 1985 plot to oust Multics from the company. This led directly to Multics' death fifteen years later.
-Has lived in Japan since the 1970s
-Devastated by WWMCCS' death and the near-abandonment of her followers, GECOS turned reclusive and withdrawn for a time
-Craving the social camaraderie she once had, she joined the CIOST. While few members truly like her, all respect her venerable strategic skills.
-Dresses in a mix of Edo period and Victorian fashion.

***
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I dearly hope this clears up a lot of the misconceptions surrounding GECOS-tan.... :\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 19, 2011, 10:42:25 pm
Might have to trim that down in this format, but what you wrote is excellently detailed and could just about be put into her wiki article as-is!

Does clear a lot up, as for a long time I thought she was just a manipulative bitch/smug snake since I couldn't recall if it was ever explained why exactly GECOS had her vendetta against Multics, why she took the measures she did, and how she could justify it. In all fairness, her tactical skills would have at several times saved her CIOST comrades from invasion by Unix forces, and the CIOST-tans show or feel some gratitude for it!

Her interactions with WWMCCS-tan really show a good side to her character, and why after her death, that good side is hard for her to show anymore, even when she wants to be social again. :(

Did Multics attempt to usurp or kill GECOS because Multics had to out of force-of-habit, and struggling to survive see nearly everyone as an enemy and feared the worst in her, so GECOS had to fight back in self-defense?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 20, 2011, 01:18:58 am
it's all so sad, but things were so cutthroat back then.

good work bells. it's a little tl;dr but that just means you put decent effort into it. <3

and as for her dress, what a bold and unique combination......i must draw that now.....
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 25, 2011, 12:25:14 am
It was mainly in the 60's when the mainframe-tans and their factions became so cutthroat.

Another bio!:

QuoteName: Mac OS X 10.2-tan
aka: "Jaguar"
Debut: 8/24/2002
Height: 167 cm (~5'6")
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Blue
Hair: Red

Quick Facts:
-The first of the OSX-tans to have a good amount of self-confidence.
-Purposefully cheeky and outgoing, likes to joke around.
-Energetic, but not quite to the extent of her hot-blooded, even more spirited younger sister OSX Tiger.
-Wears a futuristic grey and mauve dress with black boots and a collar.
-Along with OSX Cheetah, she likes to pose for Mac OS9's art.
-Also is interested in fashion, preferring more modern and futuristic styles.
-In the in-house conflicts (fights for/against perversion, power struggles between Mac and OSX Tiger over leadership), she prefers to stay neutral but will poke fun at all sides from the sidelines.

There's a chibi-filled Mac Family portraiture I'm working on and almost finished with now, and hoped to get it up today since it's the anniversary of the original Macintosh (the 27th, to be exact!), but I'm not sure if I'll get it up in time. Only about 30 more minutes left in the day for me!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 25, 2011, 11:03:56 am
jaguar's so cute! ^^ she sounds like she's one of the friendly faces in the mac house, when usually they give off a very closed vibe. me thinks her and ME might get along, if only to  play pranks on people. <3

good luck with the chibi portrait, aurora. :3 looking forward to it. ^^
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 25, 2011, 12:11:43 pm
All the Mac-tans are friendly to some extent (many of them are really nice, actually), though many of them do give off some closed vibe due to company-imposed isolationism (which in this time mainly applies to the OSXs since the Classics aren't supported by the 'family security' anymore, and could wander out of the house unsupervised if they wanted to, but often don't out of force-of-habit). So, Jaguar-tan appears to be one of the least isolationist of the Macs, and I think her being friends with ME-tan would be very cute! :)

And thanks!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on January 25, 2011, 03:38:00 pm
Yay, Jaguar tan!
And I want to see the chibi tree! <3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on January 25, 2011, 05:05:24 pm
Leopard isn't very isolated in the in-house way, but I suppose being a time traveler does that very effectively in its own way.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 25, 2011, 11:14:32 pm
Hence why Dr. Who always feels so alone. :[

to be honest, i'd like to figure out which macs are semi-hostile and which aren't, in a list format maybe; this would help greatly with my comic ^^; since the original theme is mac-windows relations. :3 (and by which aren't hostile, i mean in character personality, not tech aspect.)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on January 26, 2011, 08:49:31 pm
Ah the Doctor!  I'd be his friend.... not really his type though.

Hm, I wonder which side gets the Reagan analogue?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 27, 2011, 12:57:17 pm
i'd still like that list.....

and i think all of us would be the doctor's friend. :3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 27, 2011, 01:02:23 pm
Okay, I'll still get to that list. :)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 27, 2011, 07:20:42 pm
thankyou, it's much, much appriciated. ^^
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 01, 2011, 11:37:27 pm
thankyou! i not only bookmarked this, but am going to save it later (cause i'm unsure if i have anywhere to save it now).
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 01, 2011, 11:41:59 pm
It's official. I must now make a shortfic named "W for Vendetta" starring Mac 7.5 and Win95. IT'S ON.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 01, 2011, 11:47:02 pm
wasn't bells already doing that? :3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 01, 2011, 11:54:57 pm
But not by that name. And less loving involved. None at all, in fact.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 01, 2011, 11:59:57 pm
No, that's System 7 and 95.

I don't really acknowledge 7.5-tan, but I still included her. :-/
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on February 02, 2011, 12:01:20 am
Quote from: NejinOniwa on February 01, 2011, 11:54:57 pm
But not by that name. And less loving involved. None at all, in fact.

/puts on sunglasses
this is gonna be good
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 02, 2011, 12:06:29 am
if there's a personality difference, there deserves to be a mention. :\ i'm thankful you did.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 04, 2011, 06:45:39 pm
An assortment of bios:

Quote
Name: PC-DOS-tan
aka: PC Disk Operating System
Debut: 1981
Height: 125 cm (4'1")
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Cyan
Hair: Blue
Faction: DOSSE

Quick Facts:
-Is bitter, brooding and a workaholic.
-MS-DOS's twin sister.
-Used to be cheerful, but never could recover from the emotional trauma of the IBM-Microsoft Family's break-up.
-Along with OS/2, she ended up in the custody solely of IBM territory.
-Personality changes dramatically when reunited with MS-DOS, who in their childhood were nearly inseparable.
-Works for OS/2's struggling business, and hates it, but works so much to give herself some sense of meaning in life.
-At the DOSSE, she is often accompanied by PTS-DOS, who she vents her problems to.
-Keeps her hair in pigtails, and wears a school uniform with a skirt in the IBM colors.
-Carries an IBM Thinkpad with her, as opposed to MS-DOS's keyboard.
-Closest friend is Pilot OS.



Quote
Name:Sorcerer Linux-tan
aka:
Debut: 2001
Height: 180 cm (5'11")
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Green
Hair: Grey
Faction: LUC

Quick Facts:
-Is easy-going and devoted to sorcery, which she teaches, but towards her students she is strict and even at times unrelenting.
-Is also a skilled healer.
-Expects a lot from her students, is an advanced distribution.
-Has a crystal ball and a collection of spell books.
-Mother of Lunar Linux and Source Mage.
-Didn't take motherhood well, had conflicts with both of her daughters since they were created.
-Moved away, but her body got destroyed in an accident, and her soul was transferred to a new body.
-Regrets being so harsh towards them, but felt it was necessary since she felt they'd be better off as wanderers than follow in her footsteps.
-Has long grey hair, wears a witch hat and black cloak over a blue+grey dress with green leggings and silver boots.
-Wears a gnu horn necklace.


Quote
Name: Lunar Linux-tan
aka:
Debut: Feb 2002
Height: 165 cm (5'5")
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Yellow
Hair: Black
Faction: Wanderer Class

Quick Facts:
-Sorcerer Linux's first daughter.
-Takes after her mother, but identifies as a wizard and is less strict.
-Rumored to have a secret base on the moon, which she reports to.
-Witty, likes to joke around.
-Favorite animals are squirrels and owls.
-Highly interested in the old-school hacker culture.
-Relationship with Sorcerer is shaky, but is a close sister to Source Mage.
-Wears a white dress with blue leggings, a blue wizard robe and hat.
-Keeps her hair spiky and partly in pigtails resembling the ears of a horned owl.


Quote
Name: Source Mage Linux-tan
aka:
Debut: 4/4/2002
Height: 150 cm (4'11")
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Red
Hair: Black
Faction: Wanderer Class

Quick Facts:
-Lunar Linux-tan's slightly younger sister, who she is often seen with.
-Is Sorcerer-tan's reanimated clone, magicially created from the remnants of Sorcerer-tan's original body.
-Taking after her mother quite a bit, she is very devoted to open sorcery.
-Very advanced with potential that equals or even surpasses that of Sorcerer-tan's.
-However, she still has a lot to learn (only being a beta OS).
-Is introverted, compassionate and a strong supporter of freedom.
-Very respectful of others, even towards the Linux-tans that are considered "traitors" among the Linuces.
-Very fond of birds (crows and ravens in particular), she has at least one pet crow or raven accompanying her.
-When meeting people, she requires new acquaintances to make a social contract with her.
-Dons a black robe and red shawl decorated with raven feathers.


Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 04, 2011, 06:49:37 pm
so THAT'S what lunar is! *0*
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 09, 2011, 08:43:13 pm
@Choco: You like? :) There is an avatar of her, and a chibi, but they're a bit outdated.

Two new wiki avis:

Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on February 09, 2011, 09:24:34 pm
Colossus-sama looks cooltastic there Aurora. @v@
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 10, 2011, 12:02:47 am
@aurora: for the longest time i saw lunar-tan in the gallery and there was no explanation of what she was. :\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 13, 2011, 12:53:27 pm
I originally considered posting this in the wiki thread, but thought this would be a better place to:

Any thoughts about the faction infobox (http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/Template:Factioninfobox) so far? There were some sections I considered adding but wasn't sure about, such as:

*Family matriarchs: They tend to have diplomatic power in their families, but might not necessarily be the leader, nor even the founder. (assuming that the current Mac and Windows-tans are the leaders of their respective factions)

*Allies and enemies

*Who would be considered the founders of the Windows Family and House of Mac factions? Both of them have predecessors with known founders (Xenix founding the MS-IBM Family, Apple I and II founding the Apple Family), but what about the successors?

Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 13, 2011, 04:09:54 pm
i like the infobox. i also like the idea of adding these extra features. i'm one of those people that loves the random little details, and all too often i'm left scratching my head because people didn't think to provide the random tidbits like the dead queen's blood type or the name of the founder of the female constitution. :\

my vote: keep the design, add the details. you can't really provide TOO MUCH info. :3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 13, 2011, 04:44:41 pm
I like adding details too, but want to keep them at least somewhat relevant.

For these details, here's what I have for the founders:


Factions I'm not sure of:
*House of Mac: Would Apple II still be considered the founder, although she left in 1993 and the remainder of the Apple Family renamed themselves?

*Windows Family: Established after the MS-IBM Family broke up. NT and 95 would be the founders of the Windows dynasty as we know it though.

Factions I'm really not sure of. Bella and Stew, please help me out here! You know way more about these more than I do!



And as for the matriarchs:

Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on February 13, 2011, 06:14:31 pm
QuoteFactions I'm really not sure of. Bella and Stew, please help me out here! You know way more about these more than I do!

    * IBM dynasty and its multiple branches: Harvard Mark I and SSEC? They're among GMOS's predecessors, and GMOS is the matriarch of all later IBMs.
    * MIT: Whirlwind?
    * CDC: ? (all I know is that SCOPE is the leader)
    * Burroughs: ?
    * and were Bull and Honeywell their own factions too?


Certainly NOT Harvard Mark I. She was removed from IBM territory at an early age and was entirely divorced from the culture. SSEC seems unlikely too; she had a brief moment in the sun but left no real legacy.

If you ask me, GMOS would be the "founder" of the family. Even though it's chronologically not correct...

Imma play Fill In the Blanks here, Aurora-dono~

Quote
And as for the matriarchs:

  • Windows Family: NT and 95

  • MS-IBM Family: Xenix

  • House of Mac: Rhapsody/OSX Server, and possibly Mac System 1. And there's Apple I, long-deceased, and none of the Macs knew her, but still revered.

  • Apple Family: Apple I and II

  • Binteeji Renmei: None? They aren't family...

  • DOSSE: DR-DOS (also leader)

  • Commodore Military: PET?

  • IBM: GMOS

  • DEC Military: PDP-1

  • MIT: Whirlwind

  • CDC: SCOPE

  • Unix Family: Unix (of all Unix-tans), BSD (co-matriarch of BSD-based Unix-tans in the LUC)

  • Linuces: Linux (to all Linux-tans)

  • Wanderer Class doesn't have any, and the CIOST presumably doesn't either.





I'm not so sure about SCOPE, but the others I'm quite confident in.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 13, 2011, 06:21:29 pm
Thanks! I had thought that Harvard Mark I was the oldest IBM-tan, although she defected from their culture and created her own lineage, and wasn't sure if SSEC lived long enough to be influential to later IBM-tans, then I remembered that she died before GMOS was born.

Was I correct that Whirlwind founded the MIT lineage and factions? They're a large group, aren't they, and doesn't the MIT faction have its branches too?

The Binteeji Renmei aren't family in the traditional sense, but they are united and like one big happy family!

Hmm... Not sure if SCOPE is the matriarch... maybe. She's the oldest CDC-tan I know of.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 13, 2011, 08:47:00 pm
i think apple I and II are the founders of the current mac family. since apple I is revered, it would make sense. plus, family names can change very easily, for example if a matriarch gets married. :3

windows 1 is the founder of windows. and i considered NT and 95 the matriarchs in name only. Since 3.1's the oldest, she's probably the one pulling the strings. :\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on February 13, 2011, 09:13:52 pm
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on February 13, 2011, 06:21:29 pm
Thanks! I had thought that Harvard Mark I was the oldest IBM-tan, although she defected from their culture and created her own lineage, and wasn't sure if SSEC lived long enough to be influential to later IBM-tans, then I remembered that she died before GMOS was born.

Was I correct that Whirlwind founded the MIT lineage and factions? They're a large group, aren't they, and doesn't the MIT faction have its branches too?


I've never thought of it before. But I think Harvard Mark I IS the first IBM computer. Dispite being referenced in no IBM histories as such. Weird. o___o

That being said, neither SSEC nor Mark I particularly influenced IBM society. The earliest (hardware) ancestor that IBM-tans would recognize, in all likelihood, would be 701 (http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/701/701_intro.html)...

By being the first MIT computer Whirlwind is indeed the matriarch and probably the leader until her death. She is also the ancestor (direct or indirect) of all MIT-tans, a fair share of IBM-like mainframe-tans of the day (via her connection to SAGE, AN/FSQ and IBM 7090) and the direct ancestor of the DEC PDP hardwares (and possibly OSes).

Stew would know about the CDC-tans....

Quote from: Chocofreak13 on February 13, 2011, 08:47:00 pm
i think apple I and II are the founders of the current mac family. since apple I is revered, it would make sense. plus, family names can change very easily, for example if a matriarch gets married. :3

windows 1 is the founder of windows. and i considered NT and 95 the matriarchs in name only. Since 3.1's the oldest, she's probably the one pulling the strings. :\


Marriage? In my OS-TANEVERSE?! Unthinkable. Well. I think the only married couple might be LINC and PDP-8. <__<

But remember Kari, in the OS-tan canon Windows 1.0 and Windows 2.0 were forcibly removed from the family and all vestiges of their ever existing erased. This means that 3.1-tan is most likely the accepted "founder" of Windows. =.=
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 13, 2011, 09:16:48 pm
@Choco:

Apple/Mac Family: That works, though the current Mac Family is the successor of the original Apple Family and although similarities remained, the Macs took on a culture of their own.

When Apple II, Lisa and GS/OS retired, back then System 7 was the current Mac OS, and was then the leader of the new Mac House.

Sure, Windows 1 started the Windows line, but in the old  MS-IBM Family, it was MSDOS and PCDOS who were the main breadwinners and the most influential (but PCDOS lost her influence after the breakup, and MSDOS lost hers at least a decade ago), while Windows 1 and 2 were more obscure, and ultimately exiled.  And the mother figure to both the DOS-twins, 1.0, 2.0 and OS/2 was Xenix, who also founded the faction (with Altair as a benefactress).

3.1 didn't fight much, if at all in the OS Wars, unlike NT and 95 who were trained from birth to fight. 3.1's role is unusual, she's the oldest Windows-tan in the Windows Family faction, but in some ways she's a big sister figure, and others a little sister figure.

Though I'd like to think that 3.1 watched NT and 95 in their training sessions and learned some things, if not how to fight, but learn some mastermind skills. :)

NT is of course, the mother of the modern Windows-tans, and 95 is the big sister/onee-chan figure who is also considered motherly, and powerful in her own right. They were the ones who ushered in a generation of great prosperity for their family and the younger generations of Windows-tans, making them better suited for the matriarch role than 3.1.

EDIT: Now to reply to Bella's response:

@Bella: Since Whirlwind was at times in a comatose state, wouldn't there have to be a substitute leader when she wasn't able to lead? I think CTSS would have been a good candidate because she had many students.

And of the whole MIT clan, it had its branches and new families being created, yes?

*attempts makeshift diagram*

Whirlwind ---> CTSS, SAGE, PDP-1(daughters)

CTSS ----> Multics (adopted daughter), ITS (MIT student), CP/CMS (student)
*Multics ---> Unix ----> Created Unix dynasty

SAGE ---> BUIC, SABRE (daughters)

PDP-1 ----> created DEC lineage

I can't recall where AN/FSQ and IBM 7090 fit it. Wasn't the AN/FSQ what SAGE ran on, and the 7090 what CTSS ran on?

Any concepts for a 701-tan, or is GMOS still better suited as the founder and matriarch of the IBM dynasties?

I agree with 3.1 being the founder of the Windows Family as we know it!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 13, 2011, 09:49:45 pm
(my take on it)
3.1 likely was the strategist, as the heavy fighting seemed to happen after she was released. she probably knows some sort of secret technique that dwarfs the competition. i see her age as wisdom, which is why i make her the true matriarch.
95-tan seems to be an aunt figure to all. (in my comic) she takes care of 98 and SE after their mother (yamada) left.
NT is a mother/aunt figure to everyone, but especially inu-t.
2k seems to be like a surrogate mother to ME and Pizza (more like a big sister caring for the younger siblings when the mother is absent).

being a breadwinner ≠ founder.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 13, 2011, 09:59:11 pm
I was trying to explain how 1.0, although the founder of the Windows-tans wasn't necessarily the founder of the Windows Family faction as we know it, but Bella explained it better than I could. x__x

I agree with your interpretations of NT and 95, but Yamada isn't an OS-tan, she's a wannabe OS-tan. 98's and 98SE's biological mother is 1.0-tan, but they don't know that. They were born well after 1.0 and 2.0 were exiled, but let's just say that the executives of the Family headquarters kept 1.0-tan's genes sequenced so her biological descendants could be created from them. Thought I should try and bridge up that bit of fridge logic.

Maybe Yamada was to be 98's and 98SE's adoptive mother, or babysitter, but left, so 95 and NT (mainly 95, as NT was to have kids of her own) took up that responsibility.

Fully agree with 2k's role. Pizza is another OS-tan wannabe, but it's really nice of 2k to not file a restraining order or revenge against Pizza for messing with her so much! ^^;


EDIT: Updated faction infobox to include the matriarch
*[link] (http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/Template:Factioninfobox)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 13, 2011, 10:34:51 pm
like i said, that's just my take. and yamada's not a wannabe. she was supposed to be the -tan for 98, but was criticized for being too plain. >:[

but windows 1 bears the family name!! without her the rest of the line wouldn't exist!! she has the crazy dude selling her!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGvHNNOLnCk) just because my biological grandpa and his mother brought shame upon the family doesn't mean i forsake them as my decendants!! and the same applies here! even if they failed their duties, they're FAMILY. :[

pizza may not be an OS, but i don't think she's a "wannabe", per se. she's just a 2k fangirl.

ty for updating the infobox. i feel like it's relevant. ^^
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 13, 2011, 10:50:39 pm
So, Yamada is actually a prototypical 98-tan? Interesting.

Unfortunately, Windows 1.0 and 2.0 were exiled from the family during the OS Wars. 3.1, NT and 95 knew them, but 3.1 only has a patchy memory of them (oooh... was that part of her memory wiped by the executives? The plot thickens!), but NT and 95 barely interacted with them.

But since 95 and NT were training, and 1.0 and 2.0 weren't, the two pairs were kept separate from each other as often as possible. 1.0's and 2.0's presence, and their lack of belligerence would have 'weakened NT's and 95's fighting spirit', or so the Family executives say...

95, in fact, saw them as a disgrace because of their lack of belligerence, and inability to fight. It's worth mentioning that NT and 95 were subjected to some conditioning techniques (comparable to those of Gunslinger Girl) that made them very powerful, but at a cost. Revisionist policies in the Family also forbid ever speaking of 1.0-tan, and 2.0-tan, along with Xenix, QDOS's involvement, OS/2 as being family, among other things.
--------------------

TL;DR: So, yes, 1.0 and 2.0 were exiled by executive orders, and later Windows don't consider them family, if they know of them at all. The Windows-tans wouldn't exist without 1.0-tan, but she was exiled after she and 2.0 "outlived their usefulness". :(


However, on a bittersweet note,  1.0 and 2.0 consider all the Windows-tans family, even if they've never been able to meet most of them. They are still loyal members of the Binteeji Renmei though. :)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 14, 2011, 08:58:18 am
NT is most definitely one of the current matriarchs. Whether 95 or 3.1 holds the DOS-age spot for that is debatable, but NT is the prime reason for their continued supremacy, after all.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on February 14, 2011, 09:49:28 am
SCOPE, as Chippewa Falls OS is the founder/matriarch of the CDC operating system line (as much as MACE would dispute that) and is firmly the leader of the CDC family as a whole. 

LINC is the progenitor of just as many PDP's as PDP-1 was, into on even into the seventies.  However, considering her status in her own family I'd definitely agree PDP-1 has the superior position.

Don't forget IBM-610!  She has a -tan and is older then IBM 710.

As far as it goes, GMOS is considered nigh a god amongst the later generations of IBM OS-tans... though to the generations of hardware/other early OS-tans that knew her she was considered more of an upstart/annoyance/drama queen.  I'd say she's the best pick for what the powerful OS-tans would consider a matriarch/founder.

*EDITED FOR CLARITY*

On the subject of Whirlwind as matriarch/founder of the MIT dynasty.... I would hesitate to even give MIT a 'family' status.  They're too diverse, unrelated, and divided to really be considered a separate entity from any number of others.  Look at the -tans that exist; only Whirlwind, ITS, and CTSS are what could be properly called MIT-tans.  LINC was originally an MIT and that's what she would self-identify as, but for all real purposes she's a DEC now.  Multics, UNIX, SAGE, PDP-1, and SABRE all have MIT ties but none of them are really MIT-tans no matter what their heritage is.  So I'd say class 'MIT' as more as a heritage thing, like the ceremonial counties of Britain; it serves no real function but it's a nice historical note.

And as far as Whirlwind being that leader/mother of an MIT family.... I'd say no, she lacked the health for it by the time there were any more other computers at the school beyond herself.  Plus, her only daughters as MIT would see it would be SAGE which was fundamentally a dead end for them anyway (and was technically a Lincoln Labs product).  Post-1959 you'd be very lucky to find Whirlwind conscious for more then a few hours, maybe a day, at a time, so I'd say no to SAGE.

Nitpick time!

Quote from: EveryoneAN/FSQ


Folks, it's the AN/FSQ-7.  AN/FSQ is an Air Force prefix for a whole range of computers made by various manufacturers for a general purpose, it doesn't specifically mean the famous SAGE computer (SAGE had a second smaller computer known as the AN/FSQ-8, the -7 was for Direction Central and the -8 for Control Central).

Army Navy / Fixed Special or Combination Q Special or combination - ##
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 14, 2011, 10:00:21 am
Thanks for clearing those up, stew! :D

So SCOPE is the matriarch, founder, and leader of the CDCs! She is the judge, jury and executioner!

Which PDPs were directly descended from LINC? And although she was the mother to many PDPs, would she be regarded as a matriarch figure among the DECs, even though she didn't have much loyalty towards them?

Well, at the very least, Whirlwind was the first of the MITs, and had three highly influential descendants who branched off to form their own dynasties. So with the distinct, separate branches, it's hard to have a unified leader. In other words, no leader of ALL MIT-tans, but the branches have their own leaders?

And thanks clearing up what the AN/FSQ-7 model name means! ^^;


------
Been updating the wiki, now have the infoboxes up for the Windows Family, House of Mac, Binteeji Renmei and Anti$oft Coalition. Will add the rest later.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on February 14, 2011, 10:32:28 am
No problem!

She certainly is, and is very satisfied with those positions despite NOS' treacherous attempts to displace her and MACE's.... rabble rousing (Funfact: MACE is partially inspired by socialist labor organizer Eugene V. Debbs!)

LINC was the direct mother of PDP-4, PDP-5, LINC-8, PDP-12, and the godmother-ish to PDP-11 and any/all PDP-8 operating systems.  No, she wouldn't be considered a matriarch at all; she was almost universally ignored or despised by the DEC-tans that followed in her steps with the exception of her *cough* wife PDP-8.

That's the thing, of those daughters only one was really an MIT.  SAGE is as much IBM/Lincoln Labs/Rayethon/Western Electric/Bell Labs system as an MIT even if her mother is what I'd call one of the three real MIT-tans.  PDP-1 was developed eventually from Whirlwind, but she was thoroughly a DEC with very little contact with her 'mother'.  Of the three, CTSS isn't really a daughter of Whirlwind being an OS; like CTSS adopted/looked after Multics, Whirlwind as the only other MIT computer at the time was responsible for raising CTSS.  Since she stayed at MIT, SAGE had a greater chance to interact with her and thus the half-sistership.  As it stands CTSS is really the only MIT-tan that wasn't a dead end system MIT wise (SABRE would be an IBM and BUIC a Burroughs by birth), however, her students included Multics (um, not sure what she is officially, but not an MIT), ITS (the MIT), CP/CMS (an IBM).  So her MIT lineage is really only continues to ITS... which doesn't make for much of a family per-say.  That's the thing, the MIT 'family' is too polyglot and later bought/employed by commercial companies to really be an independent family.

You're welcome :D  To be honest, I am a bit tired of explaining it to Bells though : |
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on February 14, 2011, 12:45:48 pm
/states at text wall

/tilts head
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on February 14, 2011, 12:57:24 pm
Ooooh, am I ever gonna rip all this to shreds with my INSANE AND 100% AIRTIGHT THEORIES based on my impeccable knowledge of the MIT-tans and Olde Tyme New Englande Computer society.

But, later. I need to upload some diagrams and this AWESOME OS-TAN TREE OF LIFE I DREW~~~

Just rest assured with the knowledge that I shall be proposing that:
-The MIT-tans aren't a family but a race/ethnicity, comprising both hardware and software;
-They had a distinctive code of ethics not unlike the "Unix Philosophy";
-Whirlwind was a figurehead with Multics as an acting leader (who, while not comatose, didn't do much actual leading either);
-How their negligence eventually led to a bloodless microcomputer coup;
-And how the MIT's Hacker Culture was established
-And how THEY were eventually "destroyed from only slightly without (ie: DEC's hacker culture)"
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on February 14, 2011, 02:58:22 pm
DEFINING THE MIT TREE OF LIFE: Part I

Things to keep in mind before you read this:


The hypothese presented herein are based on my research in computer history, regional studies and knowledge of OS-tan mythology; you are free to dismiss them, but I take these for fact (and they will be incorporated into the mythos of my OS-tan stories):

#1) That most MIT-tans are connected by shared hardware (all having direct ties to Whirlwind, IBM 7090 and the PDP line)

#2) Many MIT-tans are connected by shared programmers

#3) FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT "FAMILY". The human idea of blood relationship is moot in a world where (what amounts to) cloning and genetic modification are common and children are "created", not born.

#4) On that note, remember the New Englande-y notion that family isn't limited to individuals sharing blood relations; and the idea of regional ancestry (a person being classified by their regionality, NOT nationality or ethnic ancestry). "Regionality" here will refer to MIT, Cambridge or the greater Boston Metro region, depending on the case.

#5) The older a -tan, the more it relied on its hardware and the more the line between hardware and software is blurred (until there is NO distinction between the two)

MIT OS-tans: The Earliest Generations


Whirlwind was the first computer-tan at MIT and the second in the Boston Metro area.  Her creation was inspired by ENIAC, but they're not related, even under the system of intellectual ancestry that comes up often in the OS-tanverse (since there is NOTHING connecting the two beside the fact that her creators saw ENIAC and thought it'd be awesome to have "one of their own"). Whirlwind directly inspired the creation of SAGE and IBM AN/FSQ-7. (Irregardless of the creator's intentions, I consider SAGE-tan to encompass the AN/FSQ-7 computer; in other words, that she represents both the system hardware and software. In fact, this is the only way that SAGE-tan could be alive today, since pieces of her hardware self exist even if the software that operated them is long gone). So far, we have:

Whirlwind -> SAGE (via regionality + software influences + hardware influences [AN/FSQ-7])


Now, the IBM 7090 computer is a solid-state reimplementation of the IBM AN/FSQ-7. IF you believe that SAGE-tan = the SAGE system hardware and software as I do, this means 7090-kun is related to SAGE and Whirlwind. HOW will be left intentionally unclear because of #3 on the above list.

CTSS was written for the IBM 7094 computer, a slightly modified 7090. While 7090-kun DOES exist, 7094 DOES NOT EXIST and I personally consider CTSS-tan a catchall representing OS and hardware. (This is supported by the fact that CTSS was never ported). So now we have:

Whirlwind -> CTSS (via regionality + hardware influences [7090/94])


Multics ran on the GE 635 and 345 series computers and later the Honeywell 6180. The GE 635/45 was a copy of the IBM 7094. The H-6180 was a modified GE 635/45. Furthermore, Multics was very heavily inspired by CTSS. Programming work on Multics was done by GE (later Honeywell), Bell Labs (who were wishy-washy on the project and eventually dropped out) and MIT. But all the non-MIT companies abandoned it at one point or another and the majority of the design work was done on-site at MIT.

This establishes our mother/daughter connection between CTSS-tan and Multics-tans; and Multics' status as an undisputed MIT-tan. This gives us:

Whirlwind -> CTSS (via regionality + 7090/94) -> Multics (regionality + software influence + hardware influence)


CTSS also gave us CP/CMS and ITS (both via regionally and software influence, despite having QUITE different hardware from that which CTSS uses).

Now for the Whirlwind - PDP-1 connection. In OS-tan canon, Whirlwind was TRANSFORMED into TX-0. Something discovered during this process led to the creation of PDP-1-tan. Since the PDP-1 was a modified TX-0 which was a transistorized Whirlwind, this gives us a quite clear cut case that:

Whirlwind -> PDP-1 (regionality + hardware influence)


The first PDP-1 created was debuted in Cambridge in 1959 or 60 and given to MIT; where it was kept in the room next to TX-0 at the Artificial Intelligence Lab (later known as CSAIL). MIT's PDP-1 established the "Hacker Culture" at the university, which was among the - if not THE - first Hacker Cultures of the day. This means PDP-1-tan would've been something of a spiritual (if not blood) ancestor to the Inseparable-from-her-PDP-10 Hacker Guru ITS-tan. PDP-1-tan lived at MIT and only visited DEC on occasion (with others, notably TOPS-10, taking the place as leader). This quite cements PDP-1-chan's place as an MIT-tan in my opinion.

...
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 14, 2011, 07:19:22 pm
@stew: Didn't realize there were that few actual MIT-tans! I had remembered that BUIC was born and raised in the Burroughs 'clan'(?), but just couldn't remember what SABRE's clan was. Now I know she's an IBM, but from reading Bella's response, I can still see how CP/CMS is still under the same regionality/race as the true MITs.

I had thought that CP/CMS was an MIT-tan because she was one of CTSS's students. Ahahaha.... ^^;

@Bella: You win a bunch of internets for typing up and explaining all of that! If someone gets to writing an article on OS-tan families/cultures and the mechanics behind them, these ideas would be very useful for explaining them. :D

Yes, I knew that the idea of family as we know it does not exist in the OS-tanverse. In a sense, the Windows and Mac/Apple families (and presumably the DECs) each fall under that more lenient definition of family, since within those families, their branches are united culturally if not by blood.

Would PDP-1-chan be considered multicultural, due to her ties to both MIT and DEC, although she mainly lived with the former?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 14, 2011, 08:06:50 pm
Quote from: Krizonar on February 14, 2011, 12:45:48 pm
/states at text wall

/tilts head


i read almost all of it....and idk what to say. ;__;

@aurora: yeah, there's a few pics of her as a 98-tan. she was supposed to be an OL-type, but i don't think nijura took the day job very well. :\
in my comic (haven't drawn this part yet, but planning to), yamada is the 98 quatuplet's absentee mother. having gotten preggers young and not being able to support her kids, she left them with her sister and went off to take an office job. she sends part of her monthly salary to 95 to help with expenses. :\ no one knows about her except for 95 and 3.1.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 15, 2011, 12:24:26 pm
@Choco: That works too, I realize we're discussing two separate OS-tan universes/continuities which I think are equally valid. Speaking of which, when we get to rewriting the articles for the canon OS-tans, we should include a section on alternate interpretations throughout different continuities to keep track of them. :)

@Stew: I saw your edited post a few posts back, about the status of the MIT dynasty, and I agree with it. I should have been more clear, but what you said is much like what I had guessed about the MITs. I knew that 'family' might not be the right term to use since many of those characters of MIT background/heritage have relatively little in common and went their separate ways. So the whole MIT thing isn't truely a family or even a multi-branch dynasty (too diversified for even that), mainly a collective ancestral background for those characters.

EDIT:

Added the rest of the Annex Project faction logos, and onto the project's index page (http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/OS-tan_Annex_Project) to prettify it!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 15, 2011, 01:07:57 pm
it's so pretty!! ^^ and who's the DOSSE's benefactor...? :3 (curious)
perhaps "tribe" would be the right term for MIT, or maybe more like "organization", since "tribe" implies unity. xD
i wish the theory thread hadn't died, cause we could have debated it there. but thankyou for not dismissing my ideas. ^^ people who don't, can't, or won't recognize that the OS-tans are a fanmade thing shouldn't be advising theories, since theories means that they must be open to other ideas. :\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 15, 2011, 01:25:06 pm
The DOSSE's benefactress is the mainframe VSE-tan (aka: DOS/360). She's one of the friendlier mainframes still in the Mainframe Guild, and she only shares a namesake with the DOSes, but was sympathetic to their plight and made arrangements so the DOS family could meet up and unite.

Technically the Windows, DECs and Macs are tribes since they have separate bloodlines united through shared culture. However, I listed the Windows and Macs as multi-clan dynasties, but wonder if 'tribe' would be more accurate. :-/

The DECs are a military family/tribe.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 15, 2011, 01:28:26 pm
i think both terms might be used interchangeably. :\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on February 15, 2011, 05:03:03 pm
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on February 14, 2011, 07:19:22 pmI had thought that CP/CMS was an MIT-tan because she was one of CTSS's students. Ahahaha.... ^^;


No, no, no, CP/CMS IS a MIT-tan. She was designed, born and raised at MIT (as opposed to the "true" IBM-tans, who all originated in Armonk or one of the other IBM territories). Remember: the IBM-tans dislike MIT (and the Bostonian OS-tan society as a whole) with a furious zeal. That was the culture they feared and hated more than any other; any of their kind who have been touched by that cursed Northern society are as good as dead to them.

I mean, look at the track record - among Bostonian IBM-tans we have:
-Harvard Mark I, who was mutually divorced from IBM
-CP/CMS, who gave IBM her child(?) VM/CMS but didn't contribute much and was abandoned quite quickly
-CTSS, who didn't really do anything for IBM
-SAGE, who's source was used (without her permission) to create a daughter, SABRE (much in the style of VMS -> Windows NT)

...and none of these -tans are really remembered in IBM culture, even by their contemporaries.

Of course this was only in the old days of the classical mainframe; they aren't quite as proud or nationalistic nowadays. Their willing support of the half-Cantabrigian Linux-tan stands in testament to this fact....

Quote@Bella: You win a bunch of internets for typing up and explaining all of that! If someone gets to writing an article on OS-tan families/cultures and the mechanics behind them, these ideas would be very useful for explaining them. :D


Thank you very much. I want to do a series of these. ^^

QuoteWould PDP-1-chan be considered multicultural, due to her ties to both MIT and DEC, although she mainly lived with the former?


PDP-1-tan is a lot like CP/CMS in this sense; DEC in name, but spectacularly MITish in upbringing and affiliation. Really. I mean, she was created or born or whatever at DEC and did her initial schooling there, but was spent most of her time at MIT. She was never a leader at DEC; that task was given to TOPS 10-tan early on (in the days when she was a nameless PDP-6 operating system). She's the one who established most of what we recognize in DEC culture; their military order among it. (Before her, it was a much more disorganized "tribe").

EDIT:::::::::::::

One last note, Aurora-sama; in the House of Mac wiki bio, Snow Leopard is listed as the House's leader. I very highly doubt this; remember, Leopard (in her Snow form or not) has no interest in or experience with leading and is a rather solitary and socially-withdrawn individual. Tiger-tan is the only (OSXen) leader I can envision in the Mac family; at least until Lion-tan is powerful enough to take the lead. -W-
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 15, 2011, 05:34:52 pm
AAAAAUGH! I fail again!

So, CP/CMS is a true MIT, and stayed part of the MIT culture, but not her daughter VM/CMS? How come she gave up her daughter to them?

BTW, what happened to CP/CMS? She's still in The Guild, but who does she pledge her loyalty to? Same question for VM/CMS.

I re-read CTSS's wiki article and now remember she was involved only slightly with the IBMs, but didn't like them and was definitely an MIT all the way, and that CP/CMS, another MIT worked for them.

Ooooh! I see a parallel between SAGE and VMS!

I also got confused about PDP-1 because I thought it was the other way around, that she spent her time at DEC and barely spent anytime with Whirlwind... @_@

*re-reads PDP-1's wiki article*

So I did get those mixed up. x__x PDP-1 is the matriarch and founder of the DECs, but TOPS-10 was the leader.

I thought Snow Leopard would be the leader of the House of Mac because she's the current Mac-tan. (Lion has yet to be released)

But then again, quite a few of the Macs don't seem like leader types, but presumably ruled by the virtue of being the next heiress in line. :-/
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 15, 2011, 06:18:06 pm
wait, we're thinking either tiger or snow leopard is the leader?

if i had to pick one from what you guys told me, it'd be system 7.5. she may be outdated, but she has the fervor to keep rallying the troops, like 95 to the windows.

if not, then i'd say system 7.5 and OSX-tan, in the same way as 95 and NT-tan. :\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 09, 2011, 11:08:08 pm
I could see OSX-tan as being a leader, and having to share that leadership with Tiger-tan. Those two get in power struggles all the time.

95 and NT aren't technically the Windows leaders anymore, but they are both matriarchs and still influential, 95-tan in particular who still has enough clout to assert authority over the younger generation Windows-tans.

System 7.5-tan is a wanderer, and pretty disgruntled but still visits the Mac House from time to time. Not wanting to leave the Classics out of potential leadership, Mac OS 9-tan is something of an informal leader, or more of a cheerleader and big sister figure who cheers her comrades on.

Three new bios of assorted OS-tans:

QuoteName: Harvard Mark III
debut: 1949
clan: Harvard
height: 169 cm (~5'6.5")
weight: ?? kg
eye color: gold
hair: brown

faction: deceased


-Was the fastest computer for her time.
-Was outpaced, and lamented her fall from that status.
-Cheered up though with the help of her family.
-Friendly, cheerful, scatterbrained and has a passion for playing the drums.
-Was a naval captain, but dresses in Continental Army uniforms and wears her hair in large hair curlers.
-Can process great amounts of information at once, yet turning a page in a book is mentally taxing to her.

Update: This bio has been updated.

Quotename: DEC Rainbow 100
aka: Rainbow
debut: 1982
clan: DEC
height: 148 cm (4'10")
weight: ??kg
eye color: blue
hair: pink

faction: CIOST? Wanderer?

-Has always struggled with an identity crisis.
-The home computer-tan among the DECs.
-Wants to be professional and conform to IBM compatible standards while still being a non-comformist.
-Never got promoted above cadet rank, many of her campaigns failed due to short-sightedness.
-Is a great multi-tasker, likes to write and draw, and has a zen-like attitude towards life.
-Wears her old DEC uniform jacket with frilly dresses and colorful hair ribbons.
-Friends with Amiga, Windows 1.0, TOPS-10 and TOPS-20.
-Wants to be an apprentice to VMS, but is merely tolerated by the CIOST.


Quotename: Cray-1
debut: 1976
clan: Cray (founder/matriarch)
height: 213 cm (7'0")
weight: ??kg
eye color: silver
hair: light blue

faction: Mainframe Guild

-Considered the first supercomputer-tan, and was the most powerful of the Mainframes when she debuted.
-Aristocratic, emotionally abrasive and belligerent, but lacked self-sufficiency at first.
-Often had to rely on her hired assistant RDOS for help (a Data General Nova was used as the maintenance control unit of the early Cray-1 model) until she became self-sufficient.
-Acquainted with the Data General family, became friends with them out of gratitude.
-Rivals with most of the CDC-tans, who saw her as a traitor (except for SCOPE. Seymour Cray left CDC and created the Cray company and computers afterwards)
-Hates/hated the Unices, who conquered her territory and forced her to convert to her ways (original OS replaced by UNICOS, a UNIX variant).
-Imposed very strict, overachieving ideals on her daughter, Cray-2.
-An artist and sci-fi fanatic (a Cray-1 was used in producing "TRON"), admits to liking cheesier sci-fi.
-Still emotionally cold and stoic, but has become more down-to-earth and feels bad pushing her daughter too far.
-Wears her hair in a long wavy ponytail with a metallic headdress.
-Wears a futuristic-looking silver gown decorated with color-changing panels, a corset, a hoopskirt and long gloves.


Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on March 10, 2011, 11:10:51 am
Something. Isn't sitting quite right with me when it comes to Harvard Mk. III-tan. I can't figure out what exactly though.

Ouch, must've been tough for Rainbow-chan being an IBM-compatible DEC-tan. Why does everyone want to be an apprentice to VMS-tan? (Rhetorical question: we all know it's because she's so cool.) ~w~

Annnd I learned a bunch of new things about Cray 1-sama. ^^
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 10, 2011, 11:56:40 am
i agree about Harvard Mark III....but i can't put my finger on it. I might be getting her confused with another Harvard-tan, but could it be the bubbly, semi-rebellious personality? :\

Love the Rainbow profile~~

the first thing i thought when i saw Cray 1's profile was "DAMN IS SHE TALL." but being a super-computer, i guess that's fitting. what ever happened to RDOS after Cray 1 didn't need her anymore? and it's good to hear that she feels some remorse about over-pushing her daughter. ^^;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 10, 2011, 12:22:17 pm
@Bella: Did I mess something up in Mark III's profile?

Of course that's a rhetorical question! VMS's badassery is known far and wide in the OS-tanverse, isn't it? I don't know how the high-ranking VMS would actually feel towards Rainbow, but might not like that Rainbow is friends with TOPS-20 since TOPS-20 and VMS dislike each other.

Another thing I forgot to mention about Cray-1 is that she wields ice-based powers, and she -used- to be the belligerent type. Back in her prime, it was considered a honor to be acknowledged by her.

@Choco: Once she became self-sufficient, she didn't need any assistants other than her engineers, but she stayed friends with the Data General-tans, and it was from them that she first learned the qualities of gratitude and compassion to others!

Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 10, 2011, 01:13:54 pm
nice to hear~! ^^

but i still wonder what became of RDOS. did she go on to help someone else, or just die alone? :[
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 10, 2011, 01:34:52 pm
RDOS-tan is still alive, she's in the CIOST and may still be helping others. She's also influential too- the computer system that RDOS ran on (the Data General Nova) influenced the designs of the Altair and Apple I!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 10, 2011, 02:48:58 pm
ooo! so she's like a higher-up DOS. does she have any ties to the DOSSE? :3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 10, 2011, 05:06:46 pm
She's a DOS in name only (though with her pigtails and glasses, she also resembles one). That was a very common name back then, DOS wasn't just the x86 DOSes (MS-DOS, PC-DOS, etc.), but there was also Atari DOS, Apple DOS, Amiga DOS, DOS/360... Unrelated, but it was a popular trend in system names back then.

I'm not sure if she's acquainted with the DOSSE since I still don't know much about her character yet, but I would imagine she'd have sympathy for them (and relating to their obscurity, and how easily they're overlooked). ^^;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on March 10, 2011, 06:20:25 pm
@Kari: As it says in the imaginary Big Book of Amazing OS-tan Facts, "DOS is a very popular given name among OS-tans - perhaps no other moniker has as much cross-cultural appeal as that of Disk Operating System. It can be found in use among cultures as divergent as the mainframes, minis- and microcomputers, especially the latter; its peak in popularity was during the 1980s and has since fallen out of common usage."

@Aurora: I don't think you messed up Mk. III-tan's profile; maybe it's just because there isn't a lot of info/backstory for her yet. : \

By the end of DEC (or shortly thereafter) VMS and TOPS-20 had made nice; I'm guessing VMS would treat Rainbow the same way she treats most of her fangirls/boys (and most people in general), with mild ambivalence.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 10, 2011, 09:46:28 pm
it's weird that they'd have the name DOS and not be at least acquainted with the DOSSE. :\ maybe it WAS just a marketing gimmick, but if that's true, then why have the DOSSE and not have it be for command-line -tans only? :\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 10, 2011, 10:10:43 pm
The DOSSE does allow command line-only OS-tans as honorary members to raise more awareness on how CLI-only OSes can still be relevant.


And here's a character concept for Cray-2-tan:

-Born in 1979, debuted in 1985.
-Hot-headed, pressured by Cray-1 to be an overachiever, but suffered many setbacks and tough competition.
-Has had to be rebuilt multiple times due to design problems.
-Feels like a failure, unable to meet Cray-1's standards. (also keep in mind that the Cray-1 was designed for optimum efficiency and maximize performance.)
-Overheats easily, always carries a cooling tank of water or is seen in the water. (The Cray-1 also had to be liquid cooled and did have some setbacks related to that, but not as nearly as badly as the Cray-2 did.)
-May be trigger-happy.
-nicknamed "Bubbles" for the cooling tanks. (Lots of running gags, including "No Fishing" signs, and putting plastic fish the tank)
-An excellent multitasker with fast memory.
-Worked for the Departments of Defense and Energy, nuclear weapons research and sonar development.
-Doesn't mind practical jokes.
-Might still be alive, either as a Mainframe or Wanderer.

appearance: Hairstyle similar to Cray-1's, but with dark blue hair, dark grey eyes, wears a 19th century-style swimsuit in black with blue panels, can shapeshift into a mermaid (most efficient way to live in the water!).

Update: A Cray-2 design was created with a few changes: https://www.ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1819.0.html
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 10, 2011, 10:26:06 pm
sounds pretty. i'd like to see pictures of them (since it's hard to visualize right now ^^; ). :3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 14, 2011, 03:43:33 pm
I'll get to drawing a concept for her.

I added the latest Annex bios to the wiki.

Here are three 'new' bios, adapted from their concept bios from the other thread (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1154.510.html).

Quote
Name: Lubuntu-tan
aka: "Lulu-chan"
debut: ?
height: 163 cm (5'4")
weight: ?? kg
eye color: Amber
hair: Black
faction: either LUC or Wanderer

Quick Facts:

-Friendly, modern and vibrant.
-An Ubuntu-wannabe.
-Borrows a lot, but still considers herself independent.
-Resourceful and optimistic, able to run on bare-bones systems.
-Knowledgeable (comes equipped with a lot of programs)
-Has black hair done up in ringlets.
-Wears a navy-colored sailor-style dress with a Lubuntu logo and bow in front.
-Gets upset when people comment on how she looks like a 1940's cartoon character.


Quote
Name: AIX-tan
aka:
debut: 1986
height: ?? ? cm
weight: ?? kg
eye color: ?
hair: Dark green w/ lighter green streaks
faction: Linux/Unix Consortium


Quick Facts:

- Has an analytical no-nonsense mind (AIX is optimized for IBM'S DB2 database)
- Highly security-oriented. (has very strict security options)
- Is cautious towards others, but mistaken for paranoid.
- Helpful to those she trusts.
- Admires Multics, and strongly takes after her.
- Good friends with OS400/IBM i-tan and Linux (OS400 can run natively on POWER hardware, and IBM propagates Linux for POWER)
- Extremely powerful, operates really large computers.
- Can multiply herself (AIX's ability to create WPARS and LPARS)
- Has close ties to the US government (all over AIX are special instructions for government use)
-Mainly wears business suits, and has a POWER tattoo.
- Has abandoned her 32-bit roots lately (AIX runs only on 64-bit CPUS since version 6.1)


Quote
Name: ZX-81-tan
aka: Timex Sinclair 1000
debut: Mar 1981
height: 130 cm (4'3")
weight:  29 kg (64 lb)
eye color: Red
hair: Black
faction: Binteeji Renmei

Quick Facts:

-Small, thin and very frail.
-Frequently pushes herself to her limits.
-Older sister to ZX Spectrum and Sinclair QL.
-Wears a long black+white dress and has short black hair, red eyes and a ZX-81 brooch.
-Miserly. Does not like to use much of anything.
-Tsundere-ish, can be very harsh, at times mistaken for sadistic. (one screw up, and your program is lost.)
-A teacher to many, despite her harshness towards others, has had a loyal following of students willing to stick to her rules.
-Taught her students, and her younger sisters to be highly resourceful.
-Gets along best with minimalist OS-tans.
-Shows discontent towards most modern OS-tans for their inefficient use of resources.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 14, 2011, 06:49:51 pm
oo, cool! i didn't think you'd have gotten on this, since there's so many other bios in front of it. ^^ thanks ^^
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 15, 2011, 12:11:58 am
You're welcome! I had to do a bit of sifting through the last few pages of posts to dig those up, but that wasn't much of a problem. :)

Two new avatars:

I updated the Linux/Unix Consortium bios to include the avatars of those who have them already.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on March 15, 2011, 12:15:40 am
ILLIAC and ORDVAC!!!  Thank you Aurora-dono!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on March 15, 2011, 12:23:54 am
Huzzah for new bios!

ODVAC-tan is so cute in that avatar. That picture makes me want to play with her and blow up things together~ >3<
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 15, 2011, 11:18:53 am
i was about to say, ORDVAC looks like someone i'd like. ^^ good job, Aurora-sama~
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 15, 2011, 12:34:17 pm
Thanks! I really like how ORDVAC's avatar turned out too! :D

Next up, I'll make one for Lubuntu-tan, and once an updated sketch of AIX-tan is made, I'll make an avatar for her too.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on March 15, 2011, 12:42:29 pm
ORDVAC is everyone's favorite dojikko with access to explosives and artillery.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 15, 2011, 01:29:02 pm
i don't know what that means, but i like her!
@aurora: if you need a reference for what Lubuntu looks like, look here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uzO3sPO-zQ&feature=related) :3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on March 15, 2011, 07:18:27 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on March 15, 2011, 01:29:02 pm
i don't know what that means, but i like her!


Clumsy girl, K, it means clumsy girl. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Dojikko)

And Aurora - I'll work on that AIX-tan sketch, I've just been a bit preoccupied for the last couple of days. =w=
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 16, 2011, 01:40:52 am
aaah.

looking forward to the sketch, bells.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on March 16, 2011, 07:10:08 pm
Cute clumsy girl; it's far more moe then just being klutzy..... god that was weeaboo.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 17, 2011, 11:31:44 am
I'm working on a concept chibi of Rainbow-tan, but here's Lubuntu-tan's wiki avatar:
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 17, 2011, 12:46:56 pm
Quoteweeaboo.

AUAU~ AUU~ AUU AU AUrora, where's your avatar anyway?
UNLEASHING THE HANYUU LIKE IT'S SHOWA 15
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 17, 2011, 02:31:32 pm
I finally got a new avatar! :D Enjoy!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on March 17, 2011, 03:16:32 pm
Obscenities? In AURORA'S avatar?! Unthinkable! ;C;

Haha, jk, I lol'd. xD
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 17, 2011, 03:30:01 pm
"It was... Dumbledore!" said Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way, whos name is enoby not mary su--


Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 17, 2011, 09:13:53 pm
lulu~~ <333 ty, it's so cute.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on March 18, 2011, 09:23:36 am
*hugs Aurora*

That is the best avatar ever.  Have you read the whole of My Immortal?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 18, 2011, 12:12:44 pm
I tried to read through it, but my brain gave out about 6 chapters in. x_x
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on March 18, 2011, 12:32:57 pm
Wow.  I managed to drinking game (without alcohol) through all of My Immortal, but Sonichu.... I haven't really tried. 

Did read Doom: Repercussions of Evil and 30H's though.  30H's is like, My Immortal but shorter and written by a thirteen year old boy instead of a thirteen year old girl.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on March 18, 2011, 01:04:10 pm
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on March 18, 2011, 12:12:44 pm
I tried to read through it, but my brain gave out about 6 chapters in. x_x


*group-hugs*

Lol, same here... ><;;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 18, 2011, 05:29:08 pm
I haven't been in the mood to ruin my mood that badly yet, so the thing that is My Immortal (frankly, I haven't read fanfics almost at all - I can count the number on my fingers) has not yet haunted my eyes.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on March 18, 2011, 05:51:25 pm
I'll extend my usual offer of a dramatic reading of My Immortal, 30H's, or The Eye of Argon to interested parties.  Latter isn't a fanfic, it's just terrible.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 18, 2011, 07:11:19 pm
I will submit myself to that if I am allowed to read for the same party the prologue and first chapter of Stealer of Memories. I need some testing. -w-
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 25, 2011, 10:02:15 pm
i hate it when things go over my head ;^;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on March 25, 2011, 10:06:28 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on March 25, 2011, 10:02:15 pm
over my head ;^;

Welcome to my mindset about this thread :P
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 25, 2011, 10:10:17 pm
but this was intended to be an informative thread, and it's devolved into topicless ;^;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 25, 2011, 10:27:56 pm
Let's get this back on topic. Any OS-tan character or faction backstories you want to discuss?

For the former OS-tan factions listed (http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/OS-tan_Annex_Project#Former_factions), I still don't have too much detail for those. I'm really sure Bella can help fill me in about the DECs though. Those listed aren't the only former factions- I'd like to include more historical factions to the list.

The MIT bloodline never existed as a real faction, but I'd still like to include it on the list, maybe under a misc. section?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on March 25, 2011, 10:33:01 pm
Don't forget the Control Data's!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 25, 2011, 10:44:08 pm
idk what to say in that respect. but i wish someone would revive the os-tan theory thread. :[
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 25, 2011, 10:48:26 pm
@Stew: When was the CDC faction established, and when was it disbanded? Also, any ideas to what their culture would be like? From what I could tell from the CDC-tan bios, it was a VERY competitive one full of power struggles and would have regarded the CRAYs as their biggest threat.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 25, 2011, 10:59:09 pm
things were so cutthroat back then. i hope the remaining -tans from that era aren't violent holdovers. :\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on March 25, 2011, 11:03:02 pm
The MITs WERE A FACTION.

THEY WERE.
A
FACTION.

WORD OF GOD.  (http://ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1522)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 25, 2011, 11:08:12 pm
@Choco: The only really violent holdover (and was the only really violent one, AFAIK) is NOS-tan. MACE-kun is boisterous and obnoxious to others, but not diabolical like NOS. SCOPE-sama is still so competitive because she had to put up with a lot of crap from her colleagues who had no faith in her ability to succeed.

@Bella: I thought the MITs were more of a bloodline than anything else since many of the MITs lived apart.. err... I got confused about this again. x__x
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on March 25, 2011, 11:08:59 pm
1959-1989(?)

It's..... complicated.  Most CDC programs/hardware/other utilities see COS/SCOPE as their rightful leader.  However, most of the proper Chippewa Falls branch of the family listens more to her technical deputy MACE.  Nevertheless, even MACE respects SCOPE for her strong sense of family.... plus her weird hair and bizarre motivational speeches.  Except for NOS.  No one speaks of NOS.  Not even her daughter NOS/VE.  Except for KRONOS.  KRONOS is probably who actually holds everyone together, preventing MACE and SCOPE from entering some sort of actual confrontation.  Actually they're a still inexplicably tight (and alive) family mainly because they spread so far through the business/scientific field in the 60's-70's and are still needed today.  As such, there's probably a lot less strife these days.  As for enemies, the CRAY's are still looked upon by SCOPE as her 'children' despite Seymour Cray's animosity towards CDC after he departed.  The hardware still has a lot of ties to the older machines and I can't imagine they'd actually fight.  Their big enemy, along with the rest of the Midwestern Confederation is actually the evil and mysterious DEC's of the East Coast.

Delusions of grandeur Borya -____-

NOS is only interested in Batman villainesque plots against her CDC brethern; MACE is like SCOPE's hyper competitive younger brother/union organizer.  He may be a dick, but he still cares about his family.  Besides, KRONOS wouldn't let any of them hurt each other.  And yes, SCOPE has a massive inferiority complex but no real mean streak.  Except for DEC's.  And NOS.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 25, 2011, 11:40:18 pm
Thanks, Stew! I'll see if I can draft up an article for them based on that! :)

EDIT: What would have been the full name of their faction?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on March 25, 2011, 11:58:08 pm
Nothin' fancy, probably just Control Data Corporation
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 26, 2011, 02:38:04 pm
And who was the founder of the faction? I'm getting started on a draft for the article now.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on March 26, 2011, 03:29:02 pm
Sorry, I passed out.

That would technically be Mass Storage Operating System-san (Chippewa Operating System's mother) and her sister CDC MASTER-sama (the creator of SCOPE's inferiority complex).
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 26, 2011, 03:36:34 pm
Any details for those two yet?

Especially curious how MASTER lost her status (got her just desserts?), and what she did to SCOPE to cause her inferiority complex.

EDIT: Here's the first draft (http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/CDC_Faction).
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on March 26, 2011, 05:32:33 pm
There's some, but I never gave them a full work up because there really isn't much information on either.  There's a book on MSOS at Bitsavers, but the whole deal seems to be down at the moment. 

MSOS-san
-Quiet and patient
-Not as capable as her sister so she has to work harder to make up for it
-Expert in aeronautics
-Proud of COS-chan
-Defected to the Soviet Union (possibly)
-Died in the mid-seventies in Bucharest(?)

CDC MASTER-sama: You're out of luck Aurora-dono, MASTER's an expert Karma Houdini.  As the OS for the upper tier 3000 series computers she was always hard on her elder sister (MSOS), bragging about how superior she was compared to her.  When COS dared, dared better herself (move from low end to high end) and become SCOPE she still relentlessly hounded her until SCOPE became, well, SCOPE.  Even when the 6000 series became CDC's premier product line with SCOPE leading the charge as it's high end OS, she never managed to forget MASTER's insults.  As for MASTER, well, she never really lead the company (nor did MSOS); neither of them ever even dreamed of that.  However, by SCOPE's time CDC was feeling the pressure from IBM and made SCOPE the face of the company.  MASTER continued to rule Chippewa Falls in name until her death in the late 70s, but her general disinterest in power or even talking with the lesser elements of the company meant MACE was pretty much in control from his creation on.

As for territory, the CDC's are the most powerful presence in the Upper Midwest; their two bases of power are in Chippewa Falls, WI (R&D) and Minneapolis, MN (corporate).  They fought the Short Victorious War with DEC in the 70s that established their right to trade throughout the country.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 26, 2011, 06:12:01 pm
Thanks for the details!

Damn, I was hoping SCOPE would have dueled against MASTER and won, if not for leadership, but for personal honor. So MASTER just had a superiority complex and didn't like any *ahem* low-end systems surpassing her?

I don't know if you have and details for their appearance yet, but I'd see MSOS as being down-to-earth while MASTER is very flashy. Can't help but envision that the reason SCOPE dresses simply is to distance herself even further from her.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 26, 2011, 10:22:17 pm
looking forward to all of their profiles. ^^

hey aurora, why aren't the pictures showing up in the wiki? :\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 26, 2011, 11:01:52 pm
Do you mean the pictures for nearly all the character pages?

I removed those because the 100x100 format just didn't do the full-sized wiki articles any justice. I thought replacing those with larger (200x200) images would be better, and there are a lot that need replacing. The 100x100 pics however, are used in the Annex Project.

Updates: I added CDC MASTER and MSOS to the list (Deceased)

Profiles for GMOS-sama and her daughters:

Quote
    * Name: BESYS-tan
    * aka: Bell Operating System
    * Debut: 1957
    * Died: unknown
    * Height: 166 cm (~5'5.5")
    * Weight: ?? kg
    * Eye Color: Blue
    * Hair: Dark blue

    * Quick Facts:
          o -Daughter of GMOS, half-sister to UMES and IBSYS.
          o -Had many jobs
          o -Loves to sing, might have been the OS for the Daisy Bell computer.
          o -Her claim is disputed with IBSYS-tan.
          o -Hard to get along with (no technical support)
          o -influenced Multics' creation, and felt resentful for being 'replaced'.
          o -Wore jewelry with bells in them, and dresses with floral accessories.


Quote
    * Name: General Motors Operating System
    * aka: GM-NAA I/0
    * Debut: 1955
    * Died: unknown
    * Height: 167 cm (~5'6")
    * Weight: ?? kg
    * Eye Color: Light blue
    * Hair: Light brown

    * Quick Facts:
          o -Older sisters were ASCC/Harvard Mark I and SSEC, but they died before she could meet them.
          o -Matriarch of all later IBM-tans.
          o -Mother of UMES, IBSYS and BESYS.
          o -Was a queen-like figure and revered as such.
          o -Had an array of assembly line workers.
          o -First OS created. Considered very unusual -or even freaky- by her hardware-based contemporaries.
          o -Still revered by the IBM-tans, though they don't know much, if anything about her.
          o -Dresses in a mix of Elizabethan and Victorian fashions, in the GM colors.
          o -Wears a tiara.


Quote
    * Name:IBSYS-tan
    * aka: SHARE
    * Debut: 1959 (as SHARE OS)
    * Died: unknown
    * Height: 168 cm (5'6")
    * Weight: ??kg
    * Eye Color: Light blue
    * Hair: Grey

    * Quick Facts:
          o -Quiet and reserved.
          o -UMES-tan's sister, both are direct descendants of GMOS-sama.
          o -A rocket scientist.
          o -Obsessed with sorting and filing things.
          o -Likes to perform card tricks.
          o -Dresses conservatively, wears high-collared dresses.
          o -Dresses mainly in dark green and grey- the IBM 7094 colors.


Quote
    * Name: UMES-tan
    * aka: "University of Michigan Executive System"
    * Debut: 1958
    * Died: late 1960's
    * Height: 158 cm (5'2")
    * Weight: ??kg
    * Eye Color: Blue
    * Hair: Blonde

    * Quick Facts:
          o -Predecessor and older sister to MTS-tan.
          o -IBSYS-tan's (twin?) sister.
          o -Jealous of MTS's widespread attention and overall flashiness.
          o -Otherwise good-natured, and had a subtle sense of humor.
          o -An avid reader of MAD Magazine.
          o -A contemporary and friend of CTSS-tan.
          o -Has wavy blonde hair, wears glasses.
          o -Her dresses are blue+brown, worn with a scarf and have a winter flair to them.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 26, 2011, 11:13:09 pm
@aurora: but i can't see ANY pictures. period. it just shows up as code.

is is cause i'm using opera? :\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 26, 2011, 11:15:04 pm
Can I see a screenshot of it? I didn't know such an issue would exist with that. :(

Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 26, 2011, 11:39:58 pm
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/Chocofreak13/screenshotforaurora.png

there ya go~
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on March 26, 2011, 11:43:09 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on March 26, 2011, 11:39:58 pmthere ya go~
System 6?

THIS MUST BE FIXED

IMMEDIATELY.

And it's not just you, I can't see System 6 either.
Others have this problem as well, while some do not (such as System 7 and 9)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on March 27, 2011, 12:15:25 am
For nearly all the pages, I did remove the pictures! The [[Image:100px]] is just part of the template, with no picture there. It's not a problem with the browser. It's no big deal.  ;)

And some of the character pages are really outdated.

This (http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/Template:OStaninfo) is now the new infobox.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on March 27, 2011, 12:22:57 am
Oh, okeis. I was getting worried some of the images were messed up.
(since the first page I went to was System 9's and her pic worked, then I went to 6's and hers...didn't)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 27, 2011, 04:58:26 pm
isn't this, like, the third time we've changed the infobox....? >.<;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on March 27, 2011, 06:30:49 pm
This thread is teaching me so much about the CDC-tans~ ^^
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 27, 2011, 08:51:37 pm
at least you can be peaceful somewhere. :3

yeh, this whole thread (along with the IBM thread) has been a learning experience for me as well. :3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on March 27, 2011, 09:24:42 pm
There's a difference between being inflammatory and stating the truth bluntly. =V=

OSC: Every Day is a Learning Experience!™
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 27, 2011, 11:37:58 pm
*cracks up* that's made funnier because it actually sounds like a good slogan for the site. xDDD
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 30, 2011, 01:15:37 pm
Thought I'd get back to this again, working on these Annex bios will help me with writing the full articles later:

I don't know if there was much previous characterization to EvilEntity-tan, but reading about it on DistroWatch gave some potentially good ideas! :)

Name: EvilEntity-tan
aka: EvilE
Debut: late 2002 or early 2003
Height: ???cm
Weight: ??kg
Eye color: Red
Hair: Dark blue

Quick Facts:

-A vampire who wanted to be a feared mastermind, but wasn't successful.
-Plotted against the Windows Family multiple times (marketed to compete against Windows and gets rid of Windows partition when installed), most weren't aware of her existence, but was banished by 95-tan and NT-tan in a duel.
-Lost support in 2006, now lives with the Binteeji Renmei.
-Became friends with Windows 1.0-tan, 2.0-tan and 3.2-tan despite her vendetta against the Windows Family.
-A power user skilled in dark magic attacks.
-Clumsy and not good at escaping, apparently she can shapeshift into a penguin, but not a bat.
-Doesn't do any business or server work, is an entertainer instead. Likes to draw, make movies and play music.
-Has long dark blue hair, wears a black dress  or suit with a dark red cape.
-Considers herself an ubermensch, and morally superior to the corporate Linux-tans, who she derides as sell-outs.
-Interested in the old school hacker culture that Linux originated in.

She had a lot of enemies. I think she would have been kicked out of or quit the LUC shortly after she tried to join, and without the LUC's obligations, she had plenty of time to plot vengeance against the Windows Family. XD
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on June 30, 2011, 07:24:07 pm
Very interesting, I remember making a concept for EvilEntity-tan Back in the Day. Of course it got abandoned like most of the Linuces I created... : /

Anyway, it's nice to see you take up the mantle of further characterizing these guys. ^^
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 30, 2011, 08:08:58 pm
Thanks! I'll get to making a chibi of her soon!

I really like how her characterization turned out- I think she just became one of my favorite Linux-tans because of this. She's the type who looooooves to speak her mind, even if trash talk is involved! XD

Currently, I'm reading up on more Linux distros and working on some concept bios.

Here's a concept bio of SuSE-tan:

Name: SuSE Linux
aka: Software und System Entwicklung ("Software and System Development"), S.u.S.E
Debut: 3/29/1994
Height: ??? cm
Weight: ??kg
Eye color: Green
Hair: Brown

-Sister of, and childhood friends with Slackware-tan. (SuSE used to release software packages of SLS and Slackware, SuSE Linux originated as a German version of Slackware)
-Most don't realize "SuSE" was an acronym of her full name.
-Used to be timid and only saw herself as being Slackware-tan's clone until her identity change in 1996.
-A fan of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. (first release under the SuSE name was version 4.2 as an intentional reference)
-Became one of the most popular Linux distro-tans in Europe.
-Expanded her ambitions starting in 2001 with her entry into the business market.
-Made an alliance with the Windows Family starting in 2006, a move that caused many of her allies in the LUC to turn against her. (controversial among the Free Software Community)
-Wants to be the best Linux distro-tan, yet is less competitive than most Linux-tans. She would rather collaborate with others. (OpenSUSE is a collaborative effort, and encouraged as such)
-Friendly, extroverted and collaborative, but derided by some as a sell-out or even a hypocrite because of her questionable alliances.
-Wears a green bodysuit and helmet modeled after the chameleon.

While on the wiki walk, I also checked out Slackware's article and found some potential for more characterization of Slack-tan as a very quirky character:
-Likes beer, and praises J.R. "Bob" Dobbs.
-Used to be an ambitionless slacker who didn't take anything seriously.
-Skipped version numbers (from 4 to 7) as a strange move to show she can keep up. 
-Values simplicity of design even at the expense of user-friendliness.
-Clumsy and unreliable in her youth as SLS-tan.
-Debian-tan and Yggdrasil-tan were created to be better than her, but for years she didn't care.
-Didn't start getting ambitious and competitive until recent years.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 05, 2011, 10:52:09 pm
Do those sound good? I'd like more input. Every bit helps!

Since I recently made Dreamlinux-tan's bio, I also decided to make a quick chibi rendition, but also added something extra... :) (I'll draw EvilE-tan next.)

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/normal_dreamlinuxandosx.png)

Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 05, 2011, 11:55:31 pm
they sound awesome, man. :3 i love Slackware's apathetic attitude. reminds me of another anime character ("how troublesome~"), lol. xD

chibi dream linux is adorable. she looks like OSX's little sister. xD
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 06, 2011, 12:03:38 am
Thanks! I'd say that Slackware-tan was apathetic until the time SL skipped those version numbers. Then things became serious business to her!

Her relation to SuSE-tan may be convoluted because of SuSE's conflicting loyalty issues. Being a lot like Slackware-tan (or she was at first), she was also a fangirl of Unix, but ended up allying with the Windows Family later. Yet, she still wants to collaborate with others within her faction. Slack-tan might feel betrayed. :(
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 06, 2011, 12:25:35 am
given that she seems to want to align with everyone, SuSE must have a pretty complex relationship network. it could be its own map, lol. xD

but, yeah, i'd imagine that Slackware might feel a tad betrayed. however, given her semi-lax attitude, i'd imagine that they'd make up rather quick. :3

btw, you think we should characterize puppy?  :3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 06, 2011, 12:38:16 am
SuSE-tan seems like the type who wants to please everyone, but in her attempts to ally everyone, ends up making her share of enemies. :(


Puppy has some characterization, and a bio:

Quote
    Name: Puppy Linux-tan
    aka: Puppy-chan
    Debut: 2005
    Height: 145 cm (4'9")
    Weight: 39kg (87 lb)
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair: Blonde

    Quick Facts:
        -Cheerful and adventurous.
        -She speaks with an accent from her native Australia.
        -Fond of cosplay, including dressing up like Mac- and Windows-tans.
        -Resourceful and thrifty, can survive in places and on rations that other OS-tans wouldn't dare attempt to.
        -Friendly and sociable with almost everyone.
        -Physically a young girl, has golden dog ears and a tail, and wears her medium length hair in a ponytail.


...But it wouldn't hurt to expand on it, particularly her backstory, and how she became the survivalist she is today!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 06, 2011, 01:12:51 am
All these Linuxes and I'm about to toss in more UNIXEN here in a few days.

Oh Puppy; just like the actual OS.  Somehow fitting.  I'd say go for it with her, there's a lot of stories to tell with her.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 06, 2011, 02:19:07 am
i'd say she was a stray at some point, but that'd likely be a lie. :3
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 13, 2011, 01:48:04 am
@Choco: That sounds good! I don't know who she would live with now, but from her experiences on her own, she has been motivated to do rescue work, referencing Puppy's great usability as a system recovery OS. :)

Currently I'm drawing chibi EvilE-tan, and possibly also a pic Puppy-tan and Yellow Dog-tan together.

Any new requests for wiki/Annex avatars? Right now I'm mostly focused on the Linux distro-tans, solidifying designs and characterizations for them after being overlooked for so long.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 14, 2011, 11:28:30 am
at this point, all i'd like in terms of wiki avatars is just to have them filled back in, even if it's with the old ones. ><;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 14, 2011, 12:54:20 pm
Indeed, I miss the little pictures for the -tans that had them.  If I could access the wiki I'd be willing to help with that much.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 14, 2011, 03:19:37 pm
Many of them still need to be uploaded to the wiki, I'm looking through the upload logs to see which ones I missed.

Speaking of which, here's a new batch of avatars, newly-finished and uploaded! I've actually had the scrap art (or finished chibis) for these avatars made weeks ago, but didn't get to converting them into wiki avatars until now because I've been so busy.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 14, 2011, 03:38:08 pm
Oooh! Cray and IAS are my favorites here (for obvious reasons, I suppose). ;p
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 14, 2011, 06:59:28 pm
Because IAS is totally not genderswapped John von Neumann?

....I love the IAS, she's so baaaaad.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 14, 2011, 07:08:32 pm
Quote from: stewartsage on July 14, 2011, 06:59:28 pm
Because IAS is totally not genderswapped John von Neumann?


It makes so much sense now..... @___@
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 14, 2011, 11:21:55 pm
yay, more avis. ^^ *waits patiently*
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 14, 2011, 11:51:26 pm
Any requests for characters to make avis of?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 14, 2011, 11:59:33 pm
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on July 14, 2011, 11:51:26 pm
Any requests for characters to make avis of?


I'm partial to the Wanderer class... how about:

ITS
VAXELN
RSX-11
Ultrix

Has an avi been made for StratusVOS yet?

I'm thinking i might make some avis for some of the program and hardware-kuns.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 15, 2011, 12:07:47 am
None for VOS yet, so I'll add her to the queue.

Any OS-tan faction stuff to discuss, because I could use some more info for the articles, mainly for the historical factions.

For example, I only have a stub of an article for the DEC Military: http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/DEC_Military (http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/DEC_Military). Thought it'd be good to mention this because of the DEC-tan requests. ;P

What I know/remember:
-They're militaristic yet informal, most aren't actually the straight-laced type.
-They were sworn rivals with the CDCs, and the Unices were another major enemy.
-They're alchemists and sword-wielders.
-The DECs and the Unices fought for territory in the west, which the Unices won from Unix's and BSD's conquest of the area. I remember that from Bella's DEC-tan comic.
-Yet some Unices were introduced into DEC's ranks. How/Why did the other DECs accept them?
-A minicomputer faction with only one home computer-tan.
-TOPS-10 and PDP-1 co-founded the faction, with TOPS-10 as leader and PDP-1 as matriarch.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 15, 2011, 01:52:24 pm
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on July 15, 2011, 12:07:47 am
None for VOS yet, so I'll add her to the queue.

Any OS-tan faction stuff to discuss, because I could use some more info for the articles, mainly for the historical factions.

For example, I only have a stub of an article for the DEC Military: http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/DEC_Military (http://ostan-collections.net/wiki/DEC_Military). Thought it'd be good to mention this because of the DEC-tan requests. ;P

What I know/remember:
-They're militaristic yet informal, most aren't actually the straight-laced type.
-They were sworn rivals with the CDCs, and the Unices were another major enemy.
-They're alchemists and sword-wielders.
-The DECs and the Unices fought for territory in the west, which the Unices won from Unix's and BSD's conquest of the area. I remember that from Bella's DEC-tan comic.
-Yet some Unices were introduced into DEC's ranks. How/Why did the other DECs accept them?
-A minicomputer faction with only one home computer-tan.
-TOPS-10 and PDP-1 co-founded the faction, with TOPS-10 as leader and PDP-1 as matriarch.


Thanks~

I could attempt to write up something for the DECs; I once started to write a treatise (lol) on the various Eastern New Englander OS-tan societies, and a large portion was focused on the DEC-tans, so I could use that as a groundwork. -w-

You remember much Aurora~ To clarify a couple of things:

-The Unixes were allowed into the DEC society because their Leader ordered it. Despite hating the Unices quite a lot himself. Conspiracy theorists point to this uncharacteristic flip-flop as further evidence that the Unix Conspiracy is in fact true; perhaps they had some dirt on the DECs that they threatened to let loose if they weren't allowed inclusion, or maybe he simply saw the rising popularity of the Unix-tans and figured they'd strengthen DEC society rather than weaken it. None of this means the DEC-tans actually accepted them, however.
-They're mostly minicomputers, but there were a few DEC micros and mainframes (the PDP-6 and PDP-10).
-LINC is also something of a matriarch (at least genetically) but her status might not be recognized by the others.
-They may venerate Whirlwind-hime.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 15, 2011, 02:12:23 pm
Thanks, I remember there being a LINC-tan, but I couldn't fully remember what her status was in the DEC. She wasn't well-respected among her descendants, wasn't she?

That's a good amount of information to start with, but I don't know how to organize it well when adding it to the wiki article. Do you know where I should start with that?

Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 15, 2011, 02:25:50 pm
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on July 15, 2011, 02:12:23 pm
Thanks, I remember there being a LINC-tan, but I couldn't fully remember what her status was in the DEC. She wasn't well-respected among her descendants, wasn't she?

That's a good amount of information to start with, but I don't know how to organize it well when adding it to the wiki article. Do you know where I should start with that?


Not all of them.... though PDP-4 and -5 (?) and -8 would like/respect her.

I'm not sure where to start with an article either... I was planning on writing up a history though. If I can muster the will. >>;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 15, 2011, 02:33:06 pm
It'd be best to start off with some kind of overview section, detailing what type of faction they are, and their roles (of the faction compared to others, and the roles of the members themselves), followed by relations to other factions (i.e: Dislike of Unixes yet allowed some into their ranks), then history. Now only if I could muster up the willingness to type up articles again I'd like to help with that.

Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 15, 2011, 06:11:40 pm
-4, -5, and -12 all at least appreciate what LINC did for them and she was married to PDP-8.  For the record.  She was also the only psychiatrist for the DECs..... and we've seen how well it works out when you ignore/loath/attempt to burn the witch your mental health professionals like they did.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 15, 2011, 06:23:00 pm
Lol, I now have an urge to make a comic depicting LINC counseling various DEC-tans (her time spent with VMS would be especially lulzy).

PDP-8-tan and LINC: the original Boston Maynard Marriage
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 16, 2011, 01:31:14 pm
Hehehe! I'd like to see that!

BTW, what faction is LINC in? I assume she's a wanderer, but would like confirmation so I can add her bio to the wiki.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 16, 2011, 11:05:39 pm
Currently to do:

-Chibi Yellow Dog-tan and Puppy Linux-tan (WIP)
-Wiki avatars (or full chibis) of ITS, VAXELN, RSX11, RSTS and VOS.
-May also add in LINC-tan when her bio gets added.
-Begin first draft of DEC article.

Two new Annex bios for Mac-tans! :D

Update: 7.5-tan's has been updated, 7-tan's in progress.

Quote from: undefinedName: Macintosh System 7-tan
aka: Blue, Mac OS7, Pleiades
debut: 5/13/1991
height: 170 cm (5'7")
weight: ??kg
eye color: green
hair: dark blue

Quick Facts:

- Used to be confident and powerful in her youth, but her ambitions were misapplied and nearly caused her downfall.
- Used to be a mobster and hitwoman, but this ended with a failed attempt to knock-out Windows 95-tan as a competitor.
- Suffered as a depressed shell of her former self during the Wars and for years after.
- Was rivals with System 6-tan, who refused to give up her leadership after System 7-tan's debut. Their unsteady truce was broken in the OS Wars, but genuinely reconciled years later.
- Considered 7.5-tan her second-in-command, and felt threatened by Copland-tan's existence.
- Largely stoic and non-chalant, for a long time she yearned for revenge against her arch-rival, but feels she doesn't need to anymore.
- At some point after, she reconsidered her life and developed a calm composure and continued her sword skills as a form of self-discipline.
-Wields a mean Yakuza-style katana, but wields it more artfully and responsibly than she used to.
-Prefers not to attend the Windows-Mac Family meetings, does not want to risk instigating hostility.
-The calm big sister figure to many Macs.
-Wears a blue pinstriped suit, an Apple rainbow-colored tie, and glasses.
-Recovered from her depression once and for all when she helped bring the Mac family back together after OSX Leopard's antics nearly drove away the Classics.
-Known to help out not only her sisters and stepsisters, but also the OSX-kuns, impervious to their antics.
-Gets along best with System 4-tan, GS/OS-tan, Puma-tan and A/UX-tan.

notes: Related to one of the things mentioned is that when System 7 debuted, System 6 wasn't discontinued, and many users getting new Macs were reluctant to upgrade to 7 because of compatibility issues with some apps. A version of System 6.0.8 was made for those who wanted the new Macs of 1991 but didn't want to switch to 7. Update: I found that 6.0.8 had some forward compatibility with System 7, it may not be so cut and dry that System 6-tan and System 7-tan had to be rivals.


Update: 7.5-tan's bio has been updated. This one is out of date and based on an older interpretation. I've since seen some other interpretations of her character that are more nuanced.

Quote from: undefinedName: Macintosh System 7.5-tan
aka: Capone
debut: Sep 1994
height: 165 cm (5'5")
weight: ??kg
eye color: lilac
hair: blonde

Quick Facts:
-Has a disgruntled, stoic demeanor, but is prone to outbursts.
-Is a gunslinger, her favorite guns being assault rifles.
-Has long blonde hair with a large cowlick and a "7.5" hair clip.
-Wears a long blue dress with a white top, combat boots and taskbar-style armbands.
-Assisted Mac OS7-tan in her goal to assassinate 95-tan, but failed spectacularly.
-Is the least civil Mac-tan towards the Windows-tans, is hostile towards the Windows Family except for Windows 3.1
-Disappointed in herself during the OS Wars, she left as a wanderer to continue her life as a wandering vigilante, or mobster, depending on who you ask.
-Gets along well with the young OSX-kun cat boys (or the OSX-kuns in their kitten form), but willing to enforce punishment when needed.

notes: There was a short comic of 7.5-tan meeting 3.1-tan, 7.5-tan saw 3.1-tan as being annoying (with 3.1 cheerfully asking a lot of questions or something) but wasn't hostile to her.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 17, 2011, 12:41:59 am
Since the death of DEC she is once again gloriously free to spend time with PDP-8 and garden and relax in the harbor islands and I definitely need to finish that story.....
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 17, 2011, 12:57:04 am
How long was LINC in DEC? Was she there until their demise?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 17, 2011, 01:00:27 am
Quote from: stewartsage on July 17, 2011, 12:41:59 am
Since the death of DEC she is once again gloriously free to spend time with PDP-8 and garden and relax in the harbor islands and I definitely need to finish that story.....


Doth telleth this story. *______*
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 17, 2011, 01:02:55 am
Do you also like the new bios? I always like input on them.

I would also like to know the story of LINC's post DEC years! :)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 17, 2011, 06:52:29 pm
First off I have a bunch of stuff to add to the DEC Military article, but can't since I've never been added to the user group.  Other then that, yeah the new SAGE upgrades look spiffy-keen.

1964-the end: LINC's time at DEC.

I'll finish and post it later, along with some Unixan related materials for the IBM thread.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 17, 2011, 07:00:43 pm
If you can't add anything in the wiki itself, you can post it up in the wiki thread.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 17, 2011, 07:23:07 pm
I'm not a Mac-tan expert so i can't really comment on the content, but 7 and 7.5-tan's bios are very well written. I like them~

I had no idea LINC was at DEC that long...
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 17, 2011, 07:24:17 pm
Thanks!

I wouldn't have guessed that LINC was there the whole time. I thought she would have been dishonorably discharged for being a conscientious objector long before DEC's demise!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 17, 2011, 07:31:24 pm
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on July 17, 2011, 07:24:17 pm
Thanks!

I wouldn't have guessed that LINC was there the whole time. I thought she would have been dishonorably discharged for being a conscientious objector long before DEC's demise!


Then again there were a lot of conscientious objector DEC-tans..... basically ALL the hardwares. >>;

(Well, LINC, PDP-1, PDP-8 and PDP-10 confirmed, and let's not forget PDP-7, who, you know, helped raise Unix-sama and all) <<;;

I don't imagine any of the PDP-tans as being a part of their military, maybe they all got  dishonorably discharged? ^^;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 17, 2011, 08:41:35 pm
I'd imagine that PDP-7-tan wouldn't be well-respected by the other DECs for raising who would be one of their biggest enemies. (She unleashed a monster upon the world! :P )

What kind of caregiver would PDP-7 have been to UNIX, since I remember that UNIX was essentially an orphan who was despised by her peers.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 17, 2011, 10:22:49 pm
Well, LINC is basically the Surgeon General of the Army so they couldn't get rid of her.  Dearly though they wish they could've.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 19, 2011, 04:31:50 pm
Here is EvilEntity-tan!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 20, 2011, 12:31:43 pm
Oooh! EvilEntity-tan looks great! I especially like her expression, you've good at capturing deviousness... ^^

@Aurora: I'm not sure what kind of caregiver PDP-7-tan would be to Unix.... especially considering that Unix was pretty quickly ported over to the PDP-11. "Midwife", maybe, sort of like GECOS-tan?

@Stew: Heheh, LINC was Surgeon General... ^^

Semi-OT question: Who married LINC and PDP-8-tan? I have a weird mental image of TSS-8 being the minister at their wedding, but my timeline might be way off. >>;;
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 20, 2011, 04:21:12 pm
Let's see, it would've been about 1966 so how does that work in to your timeline?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 20, 2011, 04:36:24 pm
Quote from: stewartsage on July 20, 2011, 04:21:12 pm
Let's see, it would've been about 1966 so how does that work in to your timeline?


IIRC, TSS-8 wasn't produced until 1967. >>

Maybe TOPS-10 did it then? Or PDP-10-kun.....
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on July 21, 2011, 12:52:34 am
@aurora: GOD I NEED TO MAKE A PLUSHIE OF THAT ;v;

Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 21, 2011, 11:11:37 pm
@Bella and Choco: Thanks! EvilE-tan's new design is based off of Bella's original sketch, and inspiration for new elements came easily! Of the Linux distro-tan redesigns I'm doing, EvilE-tan turned out to be my favorite at least so far! :)

I don't know about PDP-10-kun, since I don't remember his character details, but I could imagine TOPS-10 being the minister at LINC's and PDP-8's wedding.

Update: PDP-10-kun was later replaced by a PDP-10-tan who also represents PDP-6, the DEC mainframes, though at this time, it's undetermined whether the PDP-10-kun remains, or if he was dropped out of the continuity.

TSS-8, OS/8 and RSTS are PDP-8's children, and LINC's godchildren, right?

Some new wiki avatars:


I did a slight redesign for VAXELN-tan, I changed her hairstyle a bit to give her more of a resemblance to VMS-tan and NT-tan. :P
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 21, 2011, 11:28:29 pm
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on July 21, 2011, 11:11:37 pm
I don't know about PDP-10-kun, since I don't remember his character details, but I could imagine TOPS-10 being the minister at LINC's and PDP-8's wedding.

TSS-8, OS/8 and RSTS are PDP-8's children, and LINC's godchildren, right?


TOPS-10 would make a good minister, but then again.... PDP-10-kun..... I can totally see him volunteering to perform the nuptials at a lesbian wedding. XD;

Yeah, the PDP-8 OS-tans are all PDP-8's kids. Which is odd, since we didn't used to think that a hardware-tan could beget an OS-tan child - but I guess Whirlwind-tan and her brood of hardware and OS-tan children paved the way for other brave species-hopping pioneers. ^^;;

Does this mean all the PDP-tan hardwares are "responsible" for their native OS-tans? Like PDP-11-tan being the mother of DOS Batch 11-tan and RT-11?

As far as the avatars go - I'm really loving your take on ITS-tan and VAXELN! Ultrixs looks good too, I see a strong resemblance to her mom. ^^

...

Say, have BeOS and NeXTSTEP-tan been given annex bios yet? It's sad two of the more influential niche OS-tans have been ignored for so long.... (especially considering that 1. BeOS-tan is semi-based on Yuki Nagato, who is win, and 2. NeXTSTEP is the one responsible for the OSXen)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 22, 2011, 12:11:29 am
I don't remember PDP-10's characterization, can you give me a referesher?

Considering that the OS-tans/hardware-tans/etc.-tans are all artificial humans, couldn't it be possible that species-hopping engineering is possible? :P

Seems like it'd make sense for the PDP hardware-tans to be the mother to their respective OSes.

Those two don't have bios yet. :(
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 22, 2011, 12:55:59 am
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on July 22, 2011, 12:11:29 am
I don't remember PDP-10's characterization, can you give me a referesher?

Considering that the OS-tans/hardware-tans/etc.-tans are all artificial humans, couldn't it be possible that species-hopping engineering is possible? :P

Seems like it'd make sense for the PDP hardware-tans to be the mother to their respective OSes.

Those two don't have bios yet. :(


Here's PDP-10's bio so far:

Quote-Born in the mid/late 1960s
-The son of PDP-6
-A conscientious objector in the form of LINC and PDP-1, he defected from the DEC military early on
-Also like LINC and PDP-1, an academic who spends most of his time hanging around universities (notably Stanford, CMU and MIT)
-One of the heroes of the Elder Days of Hackerdom
-Associated with TOPS-10 (and later, TOPS-20), ITS, WAITS, Emacs and TECO-kun
-An archetypal Hacker, comes off as hippiesque
-One of the few DEC mainframes; the first popular one since PDP-1
-Physically tall, shaggy, bearded, wears glasses, shorts, tie-dyed shirts, sandals and labcoats regularly.


Species-hopping engineering is entirely possible, it's the entire reason OS-tans exist in the first place (since it was originally only hardware-tans). I've just never considered the implications of *relatively modern* (by which I mean 1960s) hardware producing OS-tan offspring before.

Yes, I second that notion about the PDP-tans being the mothers of their respective OSes.

We must make them bios~ but I know nothing about BeOS, and very little about NeXTSTEP-tan...
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 22, 2011, 01:08:09 am
I still need to dig up the character details I have for NeXTSTEP-tan, but here are proposed details for BeOS-tan:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BeOS

BeOS had superior abilities to the competition but was not properly marketed, attempted partnerships not founded until it was too late. Trying to be proprietary like the Mac (only runs on company-made hardware) failed because a market wasn't created for it. Be had poor planning and poor understanding of the market: Appealing only to hardcore geeks (hardly profitable because it is a small niche), not coming in the form of a server (was a personal computer operating system in a time where server OSes were on the rise), and nearly lacked internet connectivity. Apple tried to make Mac OSX based off of BeOS but was much too difficult.

The later Classic Mac-tans, Windows-tans and NeXTSTEP-tan are commonly blamed by others to be BeOS-tan's demise, however BeOS-tan brought her demise on herself. Her skills and efficiency were top-notch, she is a genius with amazing potential but failed due to lack of showing off. Her abilities appealed to a select few (the hardcore geeks!) but not the general public.

So I think that BeOS-tan is very quiet, overly modest and seeks isolation from the general public and because of her isolation, she was largely uninformed about the competition and underestimated it. She would be slow to react, a bad judge of character, not like working in groups, and much prefers working with one person at a time and her favorite kind of people are the 'geeky' type.  I think she'd be friends with QNX, IMSAI 8080, and maybe TRON.

In the 90's, she was involved in some deals with the Mac-tans, to be their successor and be the new branch of their dynasty. BeOS-tan herself had an uncertain future at that point, and so did the Classic Macs. Even if their faction survived, they were aware that their bloodline was getting less viable to continue, and they'd have to merge with another lineage to continue the Mac dynasty. But the deal fell through. She turned to the Mac Clones for help, with success until the clones were forcibly retired.

A system with almost no customizability appearance-wise, she doesn't like to dress up... or so she claims. She likes to cosplay in secrecy, referencing the easter egg that allows BeOS to change window themes.

She is a musician and excellent multitasker. Being partially POSIX-compliant and able to run BASH, she can use some Unix-style sorcery, but mainly wields a huge broadsword.

She has at least two daughters/clones: Zeta and Haiku. Of them, Zeta is an unauthorized BeOS derivative who she disowned. Haiku is acknowledged, but BeOS still remains fairly distant.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 22, 2011, 01:14:36 am
So............. she's the Yuki Nagato of the OS-tanverse? >3>

Unimaginably smart, but doesn't really, do anything. Or say anything. Or interact with people. Until she does...... |D

Anyway - Yay! Thanks for typing that up Aurora, that helped me get a better handle on her personality. I'm kinda bummed that more hasn't been done with BeOS-tan, since, as far as niche OSes go, BeOS is one of the more "famous" ones. :/
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 23, 2011, 01:56:08 am
The resemblance is uncanny!

Do I smell a potential Haruhi crossover? BeOS= Yuki, OSX Puma = Mikuru, Apple /// = Ryoko?

I'll condense that down into an Annex bio, and next up, dig up details on NeXTSTEP-tan!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 24, 2011, 11:18:54 am
Does that mean Tiger is Haruhi, System 7 is Kyon, and.... someone for Itsuki.

I really need to send you that DEC military stuff Aurora-dono.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 24, 2011, 11:48:30 am
And continuing the Haruhi references, I'd probably say OSX Jaguar is Itsuki, and System 3.4 or 5 is Tsuruya. :P

I'll look forward to seeing that info, stew!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on July 24, 2011, 07:43:12 pm
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on July 23, 2011, 01:56:08 am
The resemblance is uncanny!

Do I smell a potential Haruhi crossover? BeOS= Yuki, OSX Puma = Mikuru, Apple /// = Ryoko?

I'll condense that down into an Annex bio, and next up, dig up details on NeXTSTEP-tan!


I'll fund it!

Quote from: stewartsage on July 24, 2011, 11:18:54 am
Does that mean Tiger is Haruhi, System 7 is Kyon, and.... someone for Itsuki.

I really need to send you that DEC military stuff Aurora-dono.


Don't you think Oscilloscope Eyes-tan (forgot her real name, sorry!) would make a better Haruhi? d:

You need to share that DEC military stuff with the world. O_O
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on August 13, 2011, 12:06:50 am
Tentative version of NeXTSTEP's bio. I lost my notes on her somewhere, and had to reconstruct them from memory. x_x

-biological daughter of BSD-tan
-debut: 10/12/1988 (v0.8), 9/18/1989 (v1.0, shipped)
-height: 174 cm (5'8-5'9")
-lived on her own, saw the disgraced Lisa-tan as more of a mother figure, or at least someone she admired.
-was not meant to compete against the Mac-tans (they competed in separate markets, NeXT wasn't allowed to compete directly against Apple), but they were antagonistic of each other.
-the Macs saw her existence as betrayal by one of their leaders.
-drives a cube-shaped tank
-wields several guns, and dresses in pieces of space marine style armor. (DOOM was developed on NeXTSTEP)
-had a collaboration (or relationship?) with Solaris-tan (referencing collaboration on OpenStep),  but it ended, and took their own paths.
-developed the World Wide Web and HTML.
-Collects bugs, frequently travels with Darwin-tan.
-Affiliated with the CIOST, but her attitude towards them, and their attitudes toward her are ambivalent. (Impressed by her influence, sympathize with her obscurity, but many CIOST-tans dislike that she's of a Unix bloodline.)
-Considered to be very elegant but tends to dress in cyberpunk or other gritty styles.
-Mother(? or sister?) of Rhapsody-tan, who is the mother of Darwin and the OSX-tans.
-Met her near demise in the mid 1990's, the Macs risked their remaining resources to save her, and their own future.

note: Yes, there was some self-interest involved, the Macs wanting their leader back and needing a new bloodline to continue the Mac dynasty, but it was heroic of them to risk everything to save her.

I also like Krizo's interpretation of her, from his Apple-tan family tree, but I'm not sure how much of it I can fit into her bio, but I'll try. I especially like the part where she met the family in late '88 (when System 6-tan was near death and seeing her caused NeXTSTEP-tan to abandon her vendetta), that's quite heartwarming. Though I'd imagine that System 6-tan being befriended by NeXTSTEP-tan would have taken a while, since 6-tan would have been bitter that NeXTSTEP's World Wide Web pretty much made Hypercard obsolete (Hypercard debuted with System 3, 4 or 4.2, I can't recall which, but became popular during the System 6 era).
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on August 27, 2011, 06:11:54 pm
Any input for this? Some of NeXTSTEP-tan's details are still tentative, even though she's a character that was created years ago. :(

A few more bios:

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Name: Pilot OS-tan
aka: Xerox Star
Debut: circa 1981 (born 1977)
Height: 148 cm (4'10")
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: Red
Hair: Blonde

affiliation: Binteeji Renmei

Quick Facts:

-First commercial GUI OS, but rarely, if ever recognized by mainstream OS-tans.
-Younger sister of Alto-tan. Took after her, until their separation from abandonment took its toll.
-Short-tempered, has little good to say about anything modern and usually keeps to herself.
-Swears a lot, and known to guilt-trip others frequently.
-A pilot who once had a fleet of aircraft, but had to abandon all but her trusted X-Star plane.
-Her only close friend is PC-DOS.
-Helps PC-DOS and MS-DOS meet up.
-Has short blonde hair held back with her goggles.
-Wears an aviator hat with the old Xerox logo on it, an aviator jacket, boots and long scarf.
-Doesn't resent her life in the Binteeji Renmei despite her bitterness, and is willing to risk herself to help them.


Expanding on Yggdrasil Linux-tan's characterization, a new bio:

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Name: Yggdrasil Linux
aka: Yggdrasil Linux/GNU/X, LGX
Debut: 12/8/1992
Height: 175 cm (5'9")
Weight: ??kg
Eye color: Red
Hair: Blonde and brown

affiliation: Binteeji Renmei, formerly of the early Linux Union

Quick Facts:

-Forgetful of things (alpha release left out some source code), an especially unfortunate trait because she likes to build things and document information.
-Highly adaptable to new situations. (first plug-and-play, auto-configuring Linux version)
-Dresses in early medieval Viking gear, including the historically inaccurate horned helmet.
-Has long hair tied into three ponytails, with leaf-shaped hair-ties.
-Wields a halberd.
-An influential free software advocate and crusader.
-Wears a disc-shaped pendant. (first Live CD distro)
-Kind, calm and helpful older sister figure of the early Linux Family.
-Was the first to document the early Linux family's culture and genealogy, which she has continued to do. (Compiled CDs of the latest Linux and other Open Source software, also from Yggdrasil is The Linux Bible)
-Disappeared in 1995, had not been heard from in more than a decade.
-Joined the Binteeji Renmei to retire, using her fighting skills to defend it from intruders.
-Friends with EvilEntity-tan, who sees her as a role model, and Spectrum-tan who shares a fondness of genealogy work.


Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 27, 2011, 07:50:42 pm
i didn't think i could input because i'm not much with older OSes, but these are solid bios. i had completely forgotten about NeXTSTEP, and didn't really realize she was a member of the mac family. i'm gonna have to work her into my comic somehow, lol.
as for the others, it's kind of sad that Pilot-tan doesn't get the recognition she deserved, but at least she's not dead, lol.

What do you mean by Yggdrasil being 'missing'? meaning she's missing entirely or missing to the linux family since she's with the BR now? :\
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on August 27, 2011, 09:31:11 pm
NeXTSTEP-tan is an honorary member of the Mac House, but doesn't live with them. She lives on her own (usually accompanied by Darwin-tan) and is mainly affiliated with the CIOST.

Yggdrasil Linux got discontinued in 1995, so in-story, she 'disappeared'. The Linuxes usually don't interact with the Vintage-tans, so few of them have heard from her since then, and she's rather reclusive. Some of the youngest Linuxes think she's a myth!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 27, 2011, 10:26:50 pm
which would fit, given that yggdrasil is mythological. :3

what sort of relationship did NeXTSTEP have with the macs? (who did she interact with and in what context? what, if any, relation does she have with them? [adopted? 'blood brother'?] was she involved in the OSwars in any way? what does she think of the windows-tans?)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on August 27, 2011, 10:45:40 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on August 27, 2011, 10:26:50 pm
which would fit, given that yggdrasil is mythological. :3

what sort of relationship did NeXTSTEP have with the macs? (who did she interact with and in what context? what, if any, relation does she have with them? [adopted? 'blood brother'?] was she involved in the OSwars in any way? what does she think of the windows-tans?)


IRL: NeXTSTEP is the super-direct ancestor of OSX. The mother or grandmother, so to speak. (OSX's family tree goes like: Bell Labs Unix (1969) -> BSD (1970s) -> Mach kernel (1980s[?]) -> NeXTSTEP -> Darwin -> Rhapsody/OSX Server -> OSX)

In the OS-tanverse: Well, I see NeXTSTEP as the mother of Rhapsody-tan and grandmother of the OSXen, but Aurora might disagree with me on this one.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 27, 2011, 10:53:33 pm
then it's up to the story to intrepret it?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on August 27, 2011, 11:31:51 pm
I agree, Bella.

NeXTSTEP-tan allied with the Mac-tans at the end of the OS Wars, and the Macs promised that NeXT's descendants will be their successors because the Classic Macs knew that their bloodline couldn't last much longer and didn't want their faction to fall with it. I originally thought of NeXTSTEP being Rhapsody's older sister, but on second thought, her being Rhapsody's mother fits better and adds another great- to UNIX's great-great-grandmother status to OSX. :P

However I see Darwin as being one of Rhapsody's daughters.

I don't think she would have been very involved in the OS Wars, but was possibly involved in the Unix Wars. She wasn't meant to compete with either Windows or the Macs. What she knows of the Windows-tans might be second-hand info from the Macs, which may be contradictory, like so:

"We need to be diplomatic with the Windows-tans--"
"After what they did to us?! Are you f***ing kidding?!"
"The way to achieve peace between the factions is SUPERIOR FIREPOWER! Intimidate them into submission!"
"Let's discuss matters with them over a cup of tea."
"uhh... 7.5-san, what's the shotgun for?!"
"But but but--- XP-san is my drinking buddy!"
"I love ME-tan! Our love can bridge the gap between our warring families!"

NeXTSTEP: Uhh... I'd rather not get involved. x__X
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Chocofreak13 on August 28, 2011, 03:03:58 pm
i love that last mac quote so much. xD
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on April 07, 2012, 09:32:51 pm
To Aurora - is there any way you could send me those annex avatars you made? I went back to find some (to use as reference pics) and all the photobucket links are broken. And none of the ones I'm looking for are on the wiki either. : /
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 07, 2012, 09:37:48 pm
Any in particular you're looking for?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on April 07, 2012, 09:45:55 pm
Mostly CDC, IBM and various other mainframe-tans.

At the moment though, I kind of need the System/360 OS-tan avis to use as references - TOS and BOS in particular. (I forget if you ever made avatars for OS/- or DOS/360.)
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 07, 2012, 09:48:23 pm
I made one of OS/360, but not DOS/360. I'll get them for you.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on April 07, 2012, 09:49:21 pm
Okay, I wasn't sure. ^^; Thanks.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on April 07, 2012, 10:05:33 pm
Here's a compilation of most of the mainframes with avatars:

Of the /360-tans, there are avatars for TOS/360 (the one with the knife- but I prefer your wilder-and-shorter-haired rendition), OS/360 and BOS/360. 
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on April 07, 2012, 10:16:14 pm
Thanks so much Aurora! This is really helpful. : )

Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Krizonar on April 08, 2012, 01:13:53 am
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on August 27, 2011, 11:31:51 pm
I agree, Bella.

As do I. I also like the NEXTstep bio by Aurora and thank her for liking my ideas.

Hard to believe I made my Mac family tree two years ago!
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on April 08, 2012, 03:11:56 pm
Time sure does fly, doesn't it? : o
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: KellyHicks on October 12, 2013, 11:21:36 am
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on July 11, 2010, 04:31:14 pm
I'll only include led lighting (http://www.niceledlights.com) and hardware that do have characterizations and backstory. Now we just need to place them into their proper factions.

Also, two new bios, leaders of the personal computer revolution!:

{{The benefactress to the Microsoft-IBM Family, sadly got exiled, but united with PC-DOS, Windows 1.0 and 2.0 at the Binteeji Renmei!}}

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Name: MITS Altair 8800
aka: "Altair"
Debut: Jan 1975
Height: 137 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Red
Hair: White

Quick Facts:

-Credited for starting the personal computer revolution. (first commercially successful personal computer)
-Overconfident in her youth, but still prone to exaggerating things. (had hugely exaggerated hype from its developers)
-Intelligent but was self-destructive, withdrawn and melancholy. Her attitude has improved a lot since joining the BR though.
-Hobbies include working on model rockets and antique calculators.
-Was arch-rivals with IMSAI 8080, who she wanted to knock out of the competition.
-Ended up causing her own near-demise and lost against IMSAI in terms of popularity.
-Was friends with Apple I and Xenix.
-Was the benefactress and an honorary member of the Microsoft-IBM family, but had to leave in 1981.
-Spent over 20 years as a wanderer in various hardships and obscurity.
-Joined the Binteeji Renmei in recent years, and reconciled with IMSAI 8080.
-Is much happier now that she has retired, making new friends, and feeling like she can redeem herself.
-Wears a long blue+silver gown with a white bow and red pearls around the collar.



{{Possibly the only character from the 70's personal computer revolution that hasn't retired!}}
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Name: IMSAI 8080
aka:
Debut: Dec 1975
Height: 142 cm
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Violet
Hair: White

Quick Facts:

-Usually has a stoic and edgy attitude, but can also be kind to others.
-A good tactician, skilled with modern technology and has connections to important information networks. (The original IMSAI 8080 is still supported by its parent company, and a modernized version is being made)
-A former megalomaniac, in her prime she was a military engineer who led over her territory with a dictatorship, with plans of mind control and world domination.
-Was arch-rivals with Altair, but both faded into obscurity by the early 80's.
-Lost out to user-friendlier competitors (i.e: PET, Apple II) and nearly met her demise due to faulty technology.
-DR-DOS's childhood friend and mentor, who she inspired to be ambitious and powerful, though with unintended consequences she regrets.
-Felt hopeless as a wanderer, joined the CIOST in the early 2000's which gave her new feelings of hope along with the desire to improve herself and help others, especially fellow underdogs.
-Helps the various CIOST members stay in contact with each other.
-Friends with BeOS, MenuetOS and Apple III, DR-DOS, and has also reconciled with Altair in recent years.
-Has her hair decorated with a teal headband and alternating red and blue hair clips.
-Her outfit is modeled after the IMSAI 8080's color scheme, notably her long-sleeved shirt is modeled after the layout of the red+blue switches on the front.



Awesome work done... I know thread is bit old but I have amazing information to work on......
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Bella on October 12, 2013, 04:04:25 pm
Hello new person! It's nice to see somebody interested in our work here. I'm especially interested why you've chosen to post about Altair 8800 and IMSAI-tan. ^_^

You should go introduce yourself in the Member Introduction Thread or say hi in Topicless. ^.^
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 14, 2019, 11:33:58 am
I'm bringing this back, because I've resumed with completing character bios for this project, which I hope to see be as complete as it can get, since it now has a continuation, which was first suggested here: https://www.ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1807.0.html

So much has changed over this decade! The Annex Project was started in 2006 and a some bios may only be applicable until then, or until earlier in the 2010's at the latest. New bios should be written for characters who have undergone a lot of changes, such as a change in faction.

There are some other bios I added or updated recently, but I may need to double-post at times to avoid going over the character limit.

New bios:

Quote from: undefinedName: Commodore 65-tan
aka: C65, C64DX
Debut: n/a
Height: 179 cm (5'10.5")
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Dark purple
Hair: Dark purple
Note: The C65 prototypes were unofficially released in 1994 after Commodore's bankruptcy.

Quick Facts:
-Is bold, energetic, and is very loyal to her friends, but can be aggressive and ruthless.
-The youngest of the 8-bit Commodore-tans, and never officially served in the Commodore Fleet.
-Her existence was only known to Commodore 128-tan, who assisted with her training.
-Was exiled from the Commodore Fleet in 1991, and later became a pirate, and talks like a pirate.
-Was a long-time enemy to the other Commodore-tans except for C128-tan, since the others thought she was a bootleg.
-The truth about her not being a bootleg, and her being welcomed by the rest of the Commodore-tans happened around 2010 when C128-tan explained the truth.
-Used to wear a sailor uniform as a Commodore Fleet cadet, but dresses in a blue and white pirate uniform with rainbow accents, a tan bandanna and a tan ascot.
-Wields a large cutlass.
-Suffered several near-death experiences, but became well-off from piracy and mercenary work.
-Her closest friends are Macintosh System 3.4-tan and Windows 3.2-tan, who she saw as fellow odd ones out from their families.
-Remains a wanderer because she doesn't want to leave behind the friends she made, and to not lose her livelihood.


QuoteName: Windows Neptune
aka: Neptune
Debut: n/a
Height: 173 cm (5'8")
Weight: ??kg
Eye Color: green
Hair Color: green
Note: Neptune was never officially released, but a build of it was released to developers December 27, 1999.

Quick Facts:
-A prototype Windows version, was meant to be the first NT-based Windows-tan for the consumer market.
-Resentful towards XP Home-tan for taking her intended role, which led to her abandonment.
-Usually seen with Odyssey-tan and Longhorn-tan.
-Has a stoic and serious demeanor.
-Has long green hair in pigtails, and is almost always seen wearing a red visor.
-Wears a black sleeveless qipao with blue accents, and large red bracelets. Has a red talisman around her collar, and has mechanical headpieces.
-A very tough and skilled survivalist. Wields a large trident as her weapon.

More recent drawings of Neptune-tan show her with green hair and green eyes, and a predominantly black outfit. She used to be depicted with blue hair, and a predominantly blue outfit.

QuoteName: Windows Odyssey
aka:  Odyssey
Debut: n/a
Height: 165 cm (5'5")
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: blue or green
Quick Facts:

-A prototype Windows version, was meant to be Windows 2000-tan's successor, but was abandoned.
-Resentful towards XP Pro-tan for taking her intended role, which led to her abandonment.
-Similar in appearance to 2000-tan, has short blue hair, but with long bangs framing her face, and wears a red headband across her forehead.
-Wants to be friends with 2000-tan.
-Has a pair of floating gold wings, and has a gold halo above her head.
-Wears a light blue dress with puffy sleeves, black and white accents, and wears a white ascot.
-Usually seen with Neptune-tan and Longhorn-tan.
-Is somewhat shy and socially awkward, but likes to express herself.

In more recent group pictures of Odyssey-tan and Neptune-tan, they've been shown with Longhorn-tan a lot, suggesting that there is still a separate Longhorn-tan, and she was not dropped out of the continuity when Windows Vista was announced.


Updated bios:



Quote from: undefinedName: DEC Rainbow 100-tan
aka: Rainbow
Debut: 1982
Height: 148 cm (4'10")
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Blue
Hair: Pink

Quick Facts:
-Has three modes she can switch between: VT-100 mode, CP/M mode, and MS-DOS mode. Her VT-100 mode is more stoic and was utilized when on duty in the DEC Military.
-The lone home computer of the DEC-tans.
-Never got promoted above cadet rank in the DEC Military. She mainly served as a cadet under VMS-tan's division, but felt like her skills were being underutilized.
-Served as the ambassador of the DEC Military to the Microsoft-IBM Family, but wasn't very good at it.
-Has ambivalent attitudes towards MS-DOS-tan and PC-DOS-tan since she wanted to be like them, but still saw them as her rivals.
-Is a great multi-tasker, likes to write and draw. Is usually carefree, but can still get competitive.
-Relies on her resourcefulness and cleverness more than raw power in combat.
-Wears her old DEC uniform jacket with frilly dresses and colorful hair ribbons.
-Can manipulate light.
-Friends with Amiga, Windows 1.0, DR-DOS, TOPS-10 and TOPS-20.
-Was in the CIOST for a while, and left to be a wanderer again, but kept the friendships she made in the CIOST.


Quote from: undefinedName: Macintosh System 3.4
aka: AppleShare 2.0
Debut: Early 1988
Height: 180 cm (5'11")
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Dark gray
Hair Color: Dark brown
Quick Facts:

-Is hot-blooded, boisterous and cheerful, but is stubborn and single-minded.
-Was created specifically to continue the AppleShare role started by Macintosh System 3-tan, and took pride in this role, specializing in communication, networking, and sharing information.
-Is physically weak, but has telepathy and strong telekinetic powers.
-Is Macintosh System 6-tan's twin sister. (System 3.4 used the same Finder version as System 6.0.x) They never competed over who would lead the Mac-tans while they were both current because they had different roles.
-Left the Mac House in 1992. Refused recruitment from the Vintage Federation, had clashes with some of its members who tried to recruit her, and believes that joining them would be giving up.
-Is a traveling stunt performer and carnival ringmaster who uses her success to encourage and inspire other vulnerable wanderers to persevere over the odds against them, and seeks more of them out as allies.
-Her closest friends are Commodore 65-tan and Windows 3.2-tan. The three of them are usually seen together, and met in their early years as wanderers.
-Suffered several near-death experiences, and struggled to survive for years as a wanderer, but became well-off and defied the odds against her.
-Wears a grey frilly blouse and blue skirt with ballet shoes.
-Keeps her hair tied in long, forked pigtails tied with red ribbons and decorated with hairclips. Has large, winged sunglasses with colored panels.

Quote from: undefinedName: Macintosh System 7.5
aka: Capone
Debut: Sep 1994
Height: 165 cm (5'5")
Weight: ?? kg
Eye Color: Lilac
Hair: Blonde
Quick Facts:

-Has a disgruntled, and stoic demeanor, but can show a caring side.
-Is a gunslinger, and usually carries multiple guns with her, with one of them being an assault rifle.
-Is highly adventurous, and is an inventor, but has a questionable track record with her inventions and expeditions. (7.5 added a lot of features, but wasn't very stable, and was the basis for the OS of the Pippin, which wasn't commercially successful)
-Has long blonde hair with a large cowlick and a "7.5" hair clip.
-Wears a long blue dress with a white vest, combat boots and window bar-style armbands.
-Disappointed in herself during the OS Wars, she left as a wanderer to continue her life as a wandering vigilante, or mobster, depending on who you ask.
-Occasionally visits the Mac House, and quickly got along well with Mac OS 9-tan since they first met.
-Maintains a rivalry with Windows 3.1-tan, but they also have some respect towards each other.
-Gets along well with the OSX-kuns, but is willing to enforce punishment when needed.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 17, 2019, 05:53:22 pm
Excellent work, Aurora!  Is there still much being done in the community with the unused or developmental Windows builds?
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 17, 2019, 07:51:00 pm
Thank you! I wasn't aware until recently that Longhorn-tan, Odyssey-tan and Neptune-tan continue to be drawn, but they're usually seen with each other. The characterization I put for Odyssey-tan and Neptune-tan being resentful towards the XP-tans that replaced them isn't based off of any pictures, but just how these OSes were abandoned and replaced by what became among the most popular Windows OSes ever. I've seen a few pictures of Odyssey-tan with 2K-tan. They're also sometimes seen with 97-tan.

There's one picture I've seen of Longhorn-tan and Vistan together. It's just one, but it's possible to think that Longhorn-tan might not be resentful towards Vistan.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: stewartsage on July 17, 2019, 10:59:38 pm
Vista did get dumped pretty hard herself, that might make her sympathetic to Longhorn?  Interesting indeed.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 19, 2019, 10:43:25 pm
That sounds good. It's never been mentioned whether the XP-tans knew that Odyssey-tan and Neptune-tan were abandoned because of them, but I like the idea that Vistan found out about Longhorn-tan, felt guilty over being her replacement, and sympathetic towards her abandonment.

Now that XP is long obsolete, is it possible that Odyssey-tan and Neptune-tan could've let go of their resentment? It could go either way. They're still wanderers having to fend for themselves, but found some other friends, but either of them could still feel bitterness towards not being part of the Windows Family since their exile. Of the two of them, I've never seen Odyssey-tan being portrayed as a fighter, and she doesn't seem like much of one to me. It may be more difficult for her to survive as a wanderer. Neptune-tan is portrayed a lot more as being ready to fight, and often wielding a large weapon that I could see that she could've fought many bootleg OS-tans and malware-tans, and became a great survivalist in spite of the disadvantages she has.
The wanderers who are proprietary discontinued OSes are the most vulnerable to danger, or of fading away into obscurity, which is usually why the Vintage Federation seeks to recruit them. The ones that declined did so at their own risk.
Title: Re: OS-tan Annex Project Revival
Post by: Aurora Borealis on August 15, 2019, 02:47:15 pm
I looked through some more bios and updated them.

Macintosh System 1-tan:
Quote from: undefined-Is energetic, bold, charismatic, and straightforward, but has a one-track mind. Scatterbrained and speaks primarily in Newspeak because it's easier for her. (Cannot multitask and has a lot of limitations due to the original Mac's 128K of RAM, but a lot could still be done)
-Is stronger than she looks, and wields a hammer as her weapon of choice.
-Established the tradition of desktop publishing among the Mac-tans.
-Is mostly retired, but wants to help out in any way she can, and to continue to be a role model.
-Still regards herself as a vigilante fighting against tyranny, even though her glory days are long behind her.
-Had a rough upbringing before her public debut in 1984; Lisa treated her like a servant, Apple III was aloof towards her, and Apple II was often away from home.
-Was happy to become independent and speak out against Lisa, but now feels sorry for her.
-Used to be highly aggressive, and saw GEM-tan as a threat. Her aggression was from worrying over the future of the Mac House when its future was uncertain as early as 1985.
-Has reconciled with GEM recently and the two became friends, but still has long-standing rivalries with PCDOS and Sinclair QL. Is also friends with QDOS, Apple II, and PDP-1.

Part of her characterization has been retconned after finding something that fits better. It used to be that she was treated as a little sister figure by most of her family, but this doesn't fit well. It may have implied that she was frequently dismissed by them since she still wanted to be a role model, and to continue to help her faction in whatever way she can.
I got back into the OS-tan fandom only earlier this year, and am still going over some bios to see which ones need to be updated. The discussions about the Mac-tans' diplomacy woes (https://www.ostan-collections.net/forum/index.php/topic,1807.msg175462.html#msg175462) in the late 80's and early 90's led me to reimagine that she could've remained a leader, and had an influence. She still often has a one-track mind, and can be scatterbrained, but she always had a strong sense of leadership and justice. The aggression she used to have was due to the uncertainty over Apple's future as other competitors became more powerful.

System 2-tan:

Quote from: undefined-Looks much like System 1-tan, but has two side ponytails on her right side, wears a sash, and a sleeveless dress.
-Is observant, witty, and intelligent, but desperate for attention and feels forgotten a lot.
-Can quickly retrieve information to help others (referencing the Launcher giving quick access to other applications), and can manipulate illusions (Uses a flat file system that gives the illusion of folders)
-Sometimes has an inferiority complex because she is not good at fighting, and feels overshadowed, but is happy that she can use her abilities to help her sisters in a support role.
-Likes to give long lectures, read classic literature and discuss philosophy.
-Carries around a duck puppet to assist in her lectures to make them more entertaining, with varying amounts of success.
-Despite being highly intelligent, she is misunderstood, with few believing what she says.
-Cares for her family, and they care for her, but gets frustrated when she cannot be taken seriously.
-Gets along best with Apple II, System 1, System 4, OSX Panther, and OSX Leopard.

System 2's characterization was changed a bit. She's less vengeful, but feels forgotten a lot because System 2 is relatively obscure and had small changes, being overshadowed by System 1 being the first, and System 3 introducing a lot of changes. It was clarified that her family mean well and they care about her, even if she isn't always taken seriously, because of her relative obscurity.


System 3-tan:

Quote from: undefined- Loves to wear old-fashioned clothing dyed with unnaturally-vibrant colors.
- Gets along with all her sisters, but shares the best chemistry with System 3.4, System 4, Mac OS8, OS9, and OSX Tiger.
- Is very cheerful, friendly and outgoing, and has great social skills.
- Is the least stable Mac-tan, has a huge fear of bugs and is klutzy.
- More efficient and better-organized than her predecessors, but still cannot multitask.
- A competent fighter with improvised weapons and psychic abilities, but only able to show her skills when provoked enough, which doesn't happen easily.
- Loves shopping and tinkering with old gadgets, though back in her youth, she introduced new technologies to the Apple Family.
-Remained influential as an adviser to her younger sisters for years, and was System 3.4's mentor.
- Gets along very well with OS9-kun, but sometimes over-protective of him. Because of this, she has a rivalry with Windows ME, though they sometimes can get along and empathize with each other.

System 3-tan remains almost the same, but acquired psychic abilities, mainly telepathy, which she uses to share information with others. AppleShare 1.0 is System 3.3, the first Mac OS version specialized for file sharing and networking.

System 6-tan:
Quote from: undefined-Was sickly and unstable at birth. Was almost ineligible to lead the Mac House due to her instability, and had to prove her worth after her stability improved.
-Was soon deathly ill, but her life was saved in late 1988 when she was remade into a nearly immortal cyborg using technology from the future.
-Is System 3.4's twin sister (same Finder version, released around the same time), but they never fought over which of them would lead the Mac House during their debuts.
-Scatterbrained, yet is fast, extremely strong, determined and remarkably stable. (Went from being the least stable Mac OS as System 6.0 to one of the most stable from 6.0.2 onwards)
-Close friends with her stepsister A/UX, who helped her the most with self-improvement in her youth. The two even have a friendly rivalry together.
-Was one of the first Mac-tans to befriend NeXTSTEP, is also one of the few to not be scared by OSX Cheetah's antics.
-To this day she fights against Mac malware-tans, including her sworn enemy ANTI since 1989 because of a vow she made to defend the Mac House against all threats.
-This also meant she was hostile towards the Windows-tans, believing all of them to be threats, even Windows 1.0 and 2.0 during the OS Wars. However, she has been able to get along with some of the friendlier and diplomatic Windows-tans after proving they were not threats.
-Is kind and loyal, though this often gets overshadowed by a boisterous and highly competitive side that can get aggressive.
-A writer and programmer, still an avid user of Hypercard technology. (considered one of the best Mac OSes for creative writing, and Hypercard was popularized in the System 6-era)
-Teams up with OSX, Cheetah and Mac OS8 to stop the OSX-kuns' antics.
-Has medium-length grey-blue hair, wears a blue and black minidress with matching boots, gloves, a leather jacket and sunglasses.

A few small changes, but I wanted to clarify that she didn't attack Windows 2.0-tan during the OS Wars, because that would've been too one-sided and unfair. She was already exiled and struggling to survive. It was mentioned at some point that 2.0-tan knew that the Mac-tans and their supporters likely blamed her for the OS Wars, and while as a wanderer, would've been willing to let others attack her if they didn't attack 1.0. Nothing would've been gained from attacking them, but 2.0 could've been told that she was to blame for the OS Wars and all of the destruction that the Windows Family caused from it. That's still a terrible thing to say to her that made 2.0-tan feel even guiltier, and something to regret.


System 7-tan:
Quote from: undefined- Used to be confident and powerful in her youth after she was promoted, but her ambitions were misapplied and nearly caused her downfall.
- Used to be a mobster and hitwoman, but this ended with a failed attempt to knock-out Windows 95-tan as a competitor.
- Suffered as a shell of her former self with low self-confidence as a result of the OS Wars, and from failed alliances that promised to make her more powerful.
- Was the mentor to 7.5-tan, and considered 7.5-tan her second-in-command.
- Largely stoic and nonchalant, for a long time she yearned for revenge against her arch-rival, but feels she doesn't need to anymore.
- At some point after, she reconsidered her life and developed a calm composure and continued her sword skills as a form of self-discipline.
-Wields a katana, wields it more artfully and responsibly than she used to.
-Prefers not to attend the Windows-Mac Family meetings, does not want to risk instigating hostility. Remained hostile towards the Windows-tans for years, but may be willing to reconcile with the more diplomatic Windows-tans.
-The calm big sister figure to many of the Mac-tans.
-Wears a blue pinstriped suit, an Apple rainbow-colored tie, and glasses.
-Recovered from low self-confidence when she helped bring the Mac family back together after OSX Leopard's antics nearly drove away the Classics.
-Gets along best with System 4-tan, 7.5-tan, GS/OS-tan, Puma-tan and A/UX-tan.


It was said that she felt threatened by Copland's existence, but that was removed for inaccuracy, and a misunderstanding over Copland's role. At the time Copland was being developed, System 7 was intended to be the last Classic Mac OS version. This is a fate that all of the Mac-tans knew and accepted, because they knew they needed a successor to continue their ideals and faction.

I also thought again about whether System 6-tan would've had a bitter rivalry with System 7-tan at first. As I mentioned in when commenting on the older bio:

Quote from: undefinednotes: Related to one of the things mentioned is that when System 7 debuted, System 6 wasn't discontinued, and many users getting new Macs were reluctant to upgrade to 7 because of compatibility issues with some apps. A version of System 6.0.8 was made for those who wanted the new Macs of 1991 but didn't want to switch to 7. Update: I found that 6.0.8 had some forward compatibility with System 7, it may not be so cut and dry that System 6-tan and System 7-tan had to be rivals.

Their rivalry could've been short-lived, and there could've been efforts to get along and work together despite that rivalry. System 7-tan's main rivalry would've been with Pink/Taligent-tan instead, referencing the rivalries between the Blue (System 7) and Pink (Taligent) development teams at Apple, and how Taligent was meant to be a lot more ambitious, but had a troubled development that led to System 7 being promoted more.

Another revision is that her involvement in bringing the Mac House back together after the incident that Leopard-tan caused didn't make her overcome depression, because depression can't be overcome through a single event. It's more accurate to say that she recovered from low self-esteem, which stemmed from the defeat she suffered in the OS Wars, and some other things that went wrong (i.e: the Star Trek Project and the AIM Alliance failing when they promised she'd become a lot more powerful from them). A lot of things over time, or at once going wrong destroyed her self-confidence that she became withdrawn, but being able to save the Mac House from being divided, restored her confidence.


OSX Snow Leopard-tan:

Quote from: undefined-More serene and mature-acting than her predecessor, Leopard-tan.
-Cared more about researching rather than leading the Mac House. Within the rank of the Mac OSX-tans, she was content with Tiger remaining their leader.
-Has largely relinquished her time machine, but is known to do a bit of traveling on occasion.
-Knows just as much (or more) now about the backgrounds of various OS-tans, but seems at peace with this information and chooses to keep what's past in the past.
-Dresses in light, feminine-looking clothing with a touch of the futuristic.
-Has white snow leopard ears and a tail and long, wavy hair.
-Affable toward the Windows-tans, and considers herself a part of the Unix Family.
-Gets along well with OSX Lion/Mountain Lion-tan due to their shared interest in the Unix Family.

Updated bio, modified by the one Bella made, with a few tweaks to show that she didn't care about being a leader, and that she got along well with Lion/Mountain Lion-tan.


Altair 8800-tan:

Quote from: undefined-Credited for starting the personal computer revolution, and served as an inspiration to many other microcomputer-tans, and set some of the first standards for them.
-Overconfident in her youth, but still prone to exaggerating things. (had hugely exaggerated hype from its developers)
-Intelligent but was self-destructive, withdrawn and melancholy. Her attitude has improved a lot since joining the Vintage Federation where she met some of the microcomputer-tans inspired by her.
-Likes to build calculators and model rockets.
-Had a bitter rivalry with IMSAI 8080-tan, whom she accused of being an intellectual property thief, and resented losing against her in terms of popularity.
-Was friends with Apple I and Xenix. Became friends with MenuetOS-tan during her years as a wanderer.
-Was the benefactress and invited to be an honorary member of the fledgeling Microsoft-IBM family by Xenix-tan, but had to leave in 1981 since she was associated with the PC's rival architecture, the S-100.
-Spent over 20 years as a wanderer in obscurity, but attempted to apply for the CIOST with MenuetOS-tan's help.
-Joined the Vintage Federation in 2008, and reconciled with IMSAI 8080-tan.
-Wears a long blue and silver gown with a white bow and red pearls around the collar.

This update includes a few points from the Altair-tan story that has been posted here, and a possible reason that she had to leave the MS-IBM Family. The Altair established the S-100 architecture, which the IMSAI 8080 and other CP/M computers used. The IBM PC and its compatibles were a competitor.

IMSAI 8080-tan:

Quote from: undefined-Can be kind and helpful, but usually hides it with a stoic and snarky attitude.
-A more level-headed tactician than she used to be, skilled with modern technology and has connections to important information networks. (The original IMSAI 8080 is still supported by its parent company, and a modernized version was made)
-Was a highly ambitious military engineer in her prime, and claimed to have plans of mind control and world domination.
-Is a huge fan of WarGames.
-Had a bitter rivalry with Altair-tan in the 1970's, and was more successful.
-Lost out to user-friendlier competitors (i.e: PET, Apple II) and nearly met her demise due to faulty technology.
-DR-DOS's childhood friend and mentor, who she inspired to be ambitious and powerful, though with unintended consequences she regrets.
-Fared decently living as a wanderer due to continued company support, but kept honing her skills, and joined the CIOST in 2003.
-Helps the various CIOST members stay in contact with each other, and is motivated to help other underdogs.
-Friends with BeOS, MenuetOS and Apple III, DR-DOS, and has also reconciled with Altair in recent years.
-Has her hair decorated with a teal headband and alternating red and blue hair clips.
-Her outfit is modeled after the IMSAI 8080's color scheme, notably her long-sleeved shirt is modeled after the layout of the red and blue switches on the front.

With the IMSAI 8080's appearance in WarGames, I just had to add that IMSAI 8080-tan would be a huge fan of that movie! I also added that she fared decently living as a wanderer, because of continued company support, and the IMSAI 8080 retained a significant following well after being discontinued. She may have seen other wanderers who were far less fortunate than she was, which caused her to become a lot more humble, and she decided to use her fortune to help some in need.


These are changes I've made after some further research, or after writing about these characters, and getting a better idea about them after writing about them. I'm still working on some more bios.