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The Jay Station boot screen
|Source model||Freeware (not open source)|
|Latest release||1.0.0 / April 30, 2012|
|Kernel type||Microkernel, Micro-OS|
|Default user interface||Command line interface|
The Jay Station (abbreviated JS1), is a PC-based micro-computer and gaming console. It has been described as a "Microsoft Windows and PlayStation combined, but for the PC". It was developed by Jay Software and published by Jay Software NY and included elements developed by Magnisoft (including the CPU, GPU and GMCRD1000). The JS1 is broke up into two elements: the system and the user-side, the latter which includes ComInt, a management interface for the JS1 developed by it's division, Jay Software NY. It also includes jNet, a revolutionary virtual server that allows users to make HTML-based 'jSites', which is accessible to any Jay Station user.
Much of the Jay Station's hardware was developed by it's division, Magnisoft. The GMCRD1000, jNet (formerly MultiNet) and the MES were seperate projects developed by Magnisoft alone. However, when Magnisoft was acquired by Jay Software, all of Magnisoft's projects were transferred over to the Jay Station and it's operating system, the jOS.
In early 2012, Jay Software began experimenting with an operating system named 'vOS.' However, by March 2012, the vOS was in development hell. At that point, John "Jay" Anderson, the founder hired 5 new employees and transferred the vOS database and renamed it the 'Jay Station'. However, many of the database files have since been changed or omitted entirely as part of a conversion to the Jay Station's Business model, leaving no trace of the original vOS.
The Jay Station is currently under development. Release date is expected to be Q2 2012 or later.
The Jay Station was developed in a hierarchy way. Each component relies on another. The bootup file assigns commands to the kernel, who then assigns the job to the lKernel and rKernel, who then run the processes. For example, the safe mode goes through 6 different processes.
Bootup → Kernel → lKernel → SafeMode Configuration → SafeModeRun → EnterSafeMode
This process, however, only takes up to 15 seconds to do while the Jay Station is running at full speed.
MI-DOS is a computer-folder renamer. Unlike other DOS-named products, MI-DOS is not a disk operating system. Instead, it serves as a folder-renamer. It takes a folder and changes it into computer-readable code to avoid errors. It was introduced on April 17, 2012 and since then has had major improvements. It is currently on version 1.0.
The Jay Station introduces an unique, new game card called the GMCRD1000. It was developed by Magnisoft exclusively for the Jay Station. It is capable of loading games that use less than 20% of the CPU usage and 18% of the GPU usage (18MB maximum). It is primarily used for 2D games, but is capable of handling small 3D games that are 100MB or less.
ComInt was not in the original design of the vOS; instead, the systems' control-level was to be run on a .bat file, but ComInt was added in the later stages to replace the badly outdated and bugged 'command.bat'. ComInt acts as a management interface HTML screen. The user is allowed to view stats and device statuses while not logged in; when logged in, they may also have access to 'diagnosis', which helps fix problems. ComInt is introduced in "series". The current series is S400/401, and the next one is supposedly going to be S402.
ComInt was developed by Jay Software NY.
Jay Station's CPU is capable of handling medium processing, but superprocessing isn't allowed due to the system's strict limits. The CPU can handle up to 70MB of tasks running and has a life expectancy of 4-5 years before it begins to slow down. The CPU, along with other elements, was developed by Magnisoft and given to the Jay Station.
Jay Station's kernel is called jKernel. It was originally developed for the vOS, but was adapted to the Jay Station by Jay Software NY. The kernel is separted into two microkernels: lKernel and rKernel (left kernel and right kernel). lKernel and rKernel do most of the kernel work, while the kernel assigns the jobs. From there, the microkernels command other components and so on.
Another interesting feature in the Jay Station is jNet. A "mini internet" as it is called. It allows users to create HTML-files and combine them into a site which is accessible from the Jay Station Shortcuts folder (jShortcuts). There are multiple web protocols available (referred to "packages") and each Server (DiskServer) can hold up to 25 sites. jNet was introduced late in development production of the Jay Station. Therefore, most of it's features are incomplete or in a beta stage.
Most of Jay Software or it's subsidiaries' jSites are stored here, as well as a few troubleshooting sites for the Jay Station, jNet and ComInt.
MES, short for Magnisoft Entertainment System is a gaming-side platform. Although originally meant to be developed by itself and marketed as it's own product, the MES was later integrated into the Jay Station so Magnisoft, the MES's developer, could focus more on "other projects".
The MES currently hasn't been added to the Jay Station yet. The delay, cited as an "internal error" has also delayed the release of the Jay Station.
DLL's and Expansion Pack's (often called jPak's) are released often by the developers, adding or fixing content. Most Expansion Pack's are included in patches.
|Version 1.0.0||Version 1.0.1||Version 1.0.2||Version 1.0.3|
|ComInt Series||S400/401||S402||cell R1-C||cell R1-D|
|MI-DOS Version||1.0||1.1||cell R2-C||cell R2-D|
|GMCRD Version||1.0||1.1||cell R3-C||cell R3-D|
|Max. Space||80(MB)||90(MB)||cell R4-C||cell R4-D|
|jNet Version||0.9||1.0||cell R4-C||cell R4-D|