Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Sep 2007 20:39 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
OSNews, Generic OSes MikeOS 1.0 has been released. It is an open source PC operating system, designed as a tutor for basic OS design and x86 assembly language. "MikeOS is a 16-bit operating system for x86 PCs, written in assembly language, which boots from a floppy disk or CD-ROM. It features a text-based dialog-driven user interface, a command-line, support for FAT12 (DOS) floppies and PC speaker sound. It can load external programs and has over 30 system calls. Basic DOS .COM program support is also included." This version includes a complete Handbook with a whole section on writing your own OS.
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RE[3]: Sounds interesting.
by jal_ on Tue 18th Sep 2007 09:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sounds interesting."
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If the assembly is well-documented, and it sounds like it might be in this case, then MikeOS could server as a tutorial for x86 assembly use

No, just x86 16-bit, which is really crappy (I know, I've written 1000s of lines of asm code in the old days) and out-dated, as opposed to the slightly better 32-bit version.


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