Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jan 2014 11:16 UTC, submitted by andymc
OSNews, Generic OSes

We report regularly about Visopsys - one of the few hobby operating systems that survived where virtually all the others (SkyOS, Syllable, etc.) died out. They've got a new website, which seems like a nice occasion to give it some attention again.

The bulk of Visopsys is a fully multitasking, 100% protected mode, virtual-memory, massively-monolithic-style kernel. Added to this is a bare-bones C library and a minimal suite of applications - together comprising a small but reasonably functional operating system which can operate natively in either graphical or text modes. Though it's been in continuous development for a number of years, realistically the target audience remains limited to operating system enthusiasts, students, and assorted other sensation seekers.

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RE[6]: Comment by charlieg
by moondevil on Mon 20th Jan 2014 19:28 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by charlieg"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

You could use BareMetal OS as a starting point.


Or better yet, use the the free books from Niklaus Wirth about the Project Oberon[1], alongside with the available source code and try to make a make a single user desktop workstation OS using a safe systems programming language.


[1] http://www.inf.ethz.ch/personal/wirth/ProjectOberon/

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