Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:48 UTC, submitted by Rohan Pearce
OSNews, Generic OSes

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[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by gass on Sun 24th Nov 2013 17:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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For general OS: Just forget scripting and middle frameworks and use something like vala, that compile to C code.

The main issue in general OSses, mainly windows and linux (distributions), is that they abuse of scripting (or java, or C#, or javascript) to get the feature X and Y.
So ... instead of moving to the low level ASM ... maybe, we could just pass it to the less lower level C to get them improved.
Writting ASM code is only worth it in base OS or ultra complex optimized application (one in millions).

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