Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 8th Jun 2010 17:25 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Hobbies. Where would the computer industry be without them? Arguably, there wouldn't be a computer industry had it not been for hobbyists in the first place. The ineffable need to scratch an itch does still percolate even in this closed down world of big mainstream technology from big companies opposed to the little guy innovating. OSNews asks, what are you working on? We want to hear from you about your hobby projects (technology related or otherwise) to get a sense of what the community is cooking up for love of it, rather than because you're paid to do so. Share and enjoy!
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by tyrel on Tue 8th Jun 2010 23:21 UTC
tyrel
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Having previously written the basics of an OS from scratch, the past few weeks I've been re-writing it. Now that I know what kinds of things to expect along the way, I can design the code in a way that won't end up quite as horrible looking. I'm also going with 64-bit this time rather than plain x86, and booting from devices other than floppy disks. I also intend to support multi-core and hyperthreaded CPUs, but haven't got to that part yet.

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