Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Feb 2014 00:13 UTC, submitted by DeepThought
OSNews, Generic OSes

BareMetal OS now supports TCP/IP by way of a port of LwIP, originally by Adam Dunkels for embedded devices.

BareMetal is a 64-bit OS for x86-64 based computers. The OS is written entirely in Assembly, while applications can be written in Assembly or C/C++.

BareMetal boots via Pure64 and has a command line interface with the ability to load programs/data from a hard drive. Current plans for v0.7.0 call for basic TCP/IP support, improved file handling, as well as general bug fixes and optimizations.

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RE: Nodejs
by DeepThought on Sat 15th Feb 2014 19:16 UTC in reply to "Nodejs"
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Would be awesome to run NodeJS on this. Is it posix compliant?

Thank god, no. Why for heaven's sake is there always the question for "Posix"?

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RE[2]: Nodejs
by Drumhellar on Sat 15th Feb 2014 21:46 in reply to "RE: Nodejs"
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Because POSIX compliance makes it easy to get your software up-and-running, since there a buttload of tools available for POSIX systems.

But, there are enough POSIX-compliant systems - All the UNIXes, Linux, BSDs, Mainframe, and even a deprecated Windows user-mode POSIX runtime.

POSIX is cool, but there are things that are stupid - case-sensitive file names for one. If the reason for that is simply it keeps the code simpler when it doesn't have to check that a 'w' is the same as a 'W', yeah, okay, I sorta understand how that's needed in the few situations where resources are so tight that it matters, but if somebody actually thought it was a good idea to have "Readme" and "readme" in the same directory, well, that person deserves to lose a couple of fingers.

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RE[3]: Nodejs
by tylerdurden on Mon 17th Feb 2014 03:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Nodejs"
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It's the XXI century and somebody is making a case against case sensitivity with a straight face. Wow... :-)

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