Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Dec 2007 00:30 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
OSNews, Generic OSes Written entirely in x86 assembly language, MikeOS is designed as a learning tool for assembler and basic OS design. New features in 1.1 include a Mac OS X build script and various improvements to the Handbook, which explains how it works and how to make your own first OS.
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RE: great project
by M-Saunders on Thu 13th Dec 2007 14:47 UTC in reply to "great project"
M-Saunders
Member since:
2007-09-17

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I've chewed over the idea of protected mode many times in my head, but losing the BIOS would add so much clutter to the code.

Right now, I see MikeOS as a first stepping stone to OS development: you get a handle on what's required, and what goes on at the bare-metal level, preparing you for a proper 32-bit protected mode OS.

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RE[2]: great project
by dbolgheroni on Thu 13th Dec 2007 17:39 in reply to "RE: great project"
dbolgheroni Member since:
2007-01-18

For those who are really starting in this area, staying in 16-bit is a good choice IMO. I think 32-bit would be nice, but only as a different project.

As always, keep up the good work!

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