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: Like it!
by SCHWEjK on Sun 16th Sep 2007 23:14 UTC in reply to "Like it!"
SCHWEjK
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2006-04-05

Well, apart from the name: I browsed the handbook a bit, and I must say it's written pretty well, especially for beginners

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RE[2]: Like it!
by Doc Pain on Sun 16th Sep 2007 23:54 in reply to "RE: Like it!"
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2006-10-08

"Well, apart from the name: I browsed the handbook a bit, and I must say it's written pretty well, especially for beginners"

I completely agree. Even if you're not going to implement an OS by yourself, the handbook is worth reading because it contains really interesting information about how OSes can work inside their basis. Should have known this when I tried a simple OS implementation 10 years ago. :-)

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