Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:48 UTC, submitted by Rohan Pearce
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MenuetOS sits in an interesting nexus between astonishing technical achievement and computerised work of art. The super-speedy, pre-emptive multitasking operating system is still, despite adding more driver support, more included applications, an improved GUI and digital TV support over the years, capable of fitting on a floppy disk (assuming you can find one).

MenuetOS is a technical marvel. Not only is it written entirely in assembly, it also shoves a fully capable multitasking operating system on a single floppy disk.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by twitterfire on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 19:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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And I have to ad that modern compilers optimize better than a programmer can optimize the ASM by hand.

There's really no reason why you should use ASM instead of C or C++ on a PC.

Long time ago compilers weren't as good at optimizing the code as today and you could do interesting stuff under DOS in ASM. That's why I learned and wrote a bit of x86 assembly many years ago. But I can be much more productive in C, C++.

As I understand, this is a hobby OS, so the guys who are wroting this do it for fun. The choice of the language doesn't matter if you do it for fun.

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