Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2016 00:09 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

Minoca OS, which we talked about this past May, has gone open source.

Today we're thrilled to announce that Minoca OS has gone open source. We are releasing the entirety of the Minoca OS source code under the GNU GPLv3. We're excited to build a community of users and developers around this new operating system, and we need help. You can check out the source at

Here's a refresher on what Minoca OS is:

Minoca OS is a general purpose operating system written completely from the ground up. It's intended for devices looking to conserve power, memory, and storage. It aims to be lean, maintainable, modular, and compatible with existing software.

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by DrJohnnyFever on Tue 1st Nov 2016 05:41 UTC
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The kernel source tree looks like it has Windows NT's directory organization. It has a "kernel executive" and "memory manager" and "object manager." I haven't looked at the code in detail yet but on the surface the internals look a lot more like NT than traditional Unix/BSD/Linux.

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