GameOS is the slimmed down version of SmartOS. Its time to put
away your term paper, gaming is the focus of this shell. Intended
for when you want to play games and nothing else, SmartOS is
a bare bones shell. With little else than a SmartEngine selection
area, and a run window, SmartOS leaves every last resource possible
for your gaming experience.
nothing more than a small orb sitting on your desktop, SmartOS
takes up very little space. As long as you are familiar with
your hard drive directory tree, and how to run programs, SmartOS
is easy to use. Fortunately, for those unsure of were there
programs are located, there is still an option to browse through
your standard Explorer start menu. While not as clean cut as
explorer, it takes little to no time to acclimate to the new
The SmartEngine is the core of the performance enhancements.
Designed to allocate all of your systems resources to the programs
running. Not only is this ram, but processor cycles, and network
priority. This results in smoother program startup, operation,
and less memory leaked.
has three modes of operation, Application mode, Game mode, and
Real-time mode. Application mode is designed for normal use,
weather it be browsing the web or talking with friends. Game
mode; is designed to be more aggressive to pack more power into
the foreground application. Real-time mode is designed for power
hungry applications that require every ounce of effort to run
aside, games seam to run smoother as the level of SmartEngine
goes up. Where once a game with a large amount of bots in quake3,
unreal tournament, or Counter Strike, caused severe slow downs.
In the Game, or Real-time mode the games ran much smoother with
the same number of bots.