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[4]: Sounds interesting.
by M-Saunders on Mon 17th Sep 2007 14:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sounds interesting."
M-Saunders
Member since:
2007-09-17

but staying with the bios, you lose mouse


Not true. I have a version of MikeOS with a preliminary GUI, using a PS/2 mouse.

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RE[5]: Sounds interesting.
by _df_ on Mon 17th Sep 2007 14:32 in reply to "RE[4]: Sounds interesting."
_df_ Member since:
2005-07-06

the bios doesnt provide mouse support via an interrupt.

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RE[6]: Sounds interesting.
by Vanders on Mon 17th Sep 2007 15:04 in reply to "RE[5]: Sounds interesting."
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06
RE[7]: Sounds interesting.
by edwdig on Mon 17th Sep 2007 18:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Sounds interesting."
edwdig Member since:
2005-08-22

That's not BIOS, those are DOS mouse driver calls.

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