Linked by David Adams on Mon 19th May 2008 18:41 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes A feature at OSNews for many years, the OS Resources page has been a popular reference for OS enthusiasts, but it hasn't been tended very much over the past couple of years, and it's in need of an update. While the OSNews staff will be working on making our own updates, we wanted to involve the readers, so we've set up an OS Resources Wiki to help with collaboration. Please "read more" if you'd like to help out.
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Comment by primelight@live.com
by primelight@live.com on Mon 19th May 2008 19:20 UTC
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2008-03-19

Tanenbaums book are well written, but largely irrelevant.

There are tons of good OS books out now... so let the OS Resource update fest begin.

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RE: Comment by primelight@live.com
by Vanders on Mon 19th May 2008 20:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by primelight@live.com"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh I don't think that's fair. OS Design & Implementation is still used heavily in university OS courses, and Modern Operating Systems is a good, broad book all 'round. Don't think it's not relevant because OS Design covers a microkernel. The core concepts are still perfectly valid.

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Comment by primelight@live.com
by primelight@live.com on Mon 19th May 2008 19:22 UTC
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Member since:
2008-03-19

As for the "How to Write Your Own OS" section, why not just link to the osdev.org wiki? Insanely stupid to maintain two such resources.

Edited 2008-05-19 19:22 UTC

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RE: Comment by primelight@live.com
by David on Mon 19th May 2008 19:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by primelight@live.com"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

You bring up an important point. It's not necessary to reinvent the wheel. However, if several people are working on competing types of wheels, I'd like to link to both of them.

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Alboin Member since:
2007-10-17

AFAIK (And I've been osdeving for a few years now.), osdev.org is the only actively maintained wiki on the web. The other two resources (BF and OSRC) are not of the same type of 'wheel', so there isn't any competition between them.

Edited 2008-05-19 19:50 UTC

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Dumb Question
by fretinator on Mon 19th May 2008 21:22 UTC
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2005-07-06

Other than bookmarking http://www.osnes.com/resources , how do users normally navigate to this page?

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RE: Dumb Question
by Adam S on Mon 19th May 2008 22:39 UTC in reply to "Dumb Question"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

That's the point - I removed the link because the page was so stale and we'd like to relink it from the navbar.

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Res. Page
by SoloDeveloper on Mon 19th May 2008 21:53 UTC
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2008-03-16

I remember back when i first discovered OSNews, it was only for it's Res. Page, and i used it extensively to learn about alternative OSes.

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Another List of Open Source Projects
by squarebottle on Tue 20th May 2008 03:07 UTC
squarebottle
Member since:
2008-04-07

There's already web site called OSLiving.com that is pretty much what you're aiming to create as far as "listing open source operating systems" goes. It doesn't really attempt to list books and stuff though.

Anyway, it's relatively new, but it's already been Dugg a couple times, and has a pretty nice setup.

In the interest of full disclosure, I've written for the blog part of their web site, but the "main part" of the web site is definitely the index of open source projects.

Edited 2008-05-20 03:09 UTC

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aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

But this isn't just about Open Source. So while there may be some overlap, it will also have resources for non open source operating systems.

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squarebottle Member since:
2008-04-07

Check out the first part of what I wrote. ;)

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Comment by jal_
by jal_ on Tue 20th May 2008 09:29 UTC
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Member since:
2006-11-02

So, what are we aiming at? A list of relevant current OS projects would be nice, perhaps. I have > 100 OS links in my browser, but I can hardly just dump everything. Listing OSes should imho also be catagorized (e.g. POSIX on PC, Amiga, embedded, etc.).


JAL

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RE: Comment by jal_
by David on Tue 20th May 2008 22:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by jal_"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

Yes, we would like a list of all relevant OS projects. If you don't have the time to add all the links if your bookmarks to the wiki, please email us the list and I'll go through it and add them.

Yes, and I think categorizing them is a great idea.

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A suggestion
by rexstuff on Tue 20th May 2008 19:20 UTC
rexstuff
Member since:
2007-04-06

I would maybe like to see a list of self-directed educational OS projects, such as GeekOS. (http://geekos.sourceforge.net/). I worked through a couple of the projects and found them to be very helpful in expanding my basic understanding of OS concepts.

Anyone know of any other such projects? PintOS also comes to mind, but I haven't had the opportunity to try it out.

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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Tue 20th May 2008 21:28 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Hey, where's the post from our resident Losetheos patron?

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You guys might want to look at:
by chase@osdev on Wed 21st May 2008 05:11 UTC
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Member since:
2006-06-21

http://www.osdev.org/wiki/Projects
http://www.osdev.org/wiki/Resources
http://www.osdev.org/wiki/Books

In the interest of being bold...
Keep the page as a wiki so it never gets out of date again. Or the content of the page could be created by exporting content from the OSDev.org wiki.

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OSDev.org is offline
by Shannara on Wed 21st May 2008 20:46 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

At the time of this post, OSDev.org forums are offline. DB error.

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RE: OSDev.org is offline
by chase@osdev on Thu 22nd May 2008 03:25 UTC in reply to "OSDev.org is offline"
chase@osdev Member since:
2006-06-21

When did you see the DB problem? I had to restart the DB for the first time the day before your post. Have you seen problems since?

chase@osdev.org

Edited 2008-05-22 03:28 UTC

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