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KolibriOS is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software open source] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system operating system] for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/x86_architecture x86] computers based on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MenuetOS MenuetOS], written entirely in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FASM Assembler/FASM].
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KolibriOS is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software open source] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system operating system] for 32-bit [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/x86_architecture x86] computers based on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MenuetOS MenuetOS], written entirely in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FASM Assembler/FASM].
  
'''IMPORTANT:''' Help KolibriOS development by working on ideas from the [[Google Summer of Code 2013]] list!
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== KolibriOS Features ==
 
== KolibriOS Features ==
* Insanely fast. As an Assembler-coded operating system, it does not use anything beyond what it needs to run. Even VESA does not cause any slowdowns.
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* A [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monolithic_kernel monolithic] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preemption_(computing) preemptive] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_(computer_science) kernel] that is less than 100 kilobytes in size, complete with streams, parallel execution of system calls, a USB and [[New_stack|TCP/IP]] stack.
* Bloatless. 90% of the software for Kolibri fits on a single floppy disk.
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* Speed: Thanks to being (carefully) written in Assembler, it's very fast.
* Compatible. It boots from anything, including NTFS drives and even from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows Windows] itself. It supports FAT16/32, ext2/3/4 and CDFS. We are even compatible with NTFS!
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* Size: KolibriOS is very small - The kernel and most of the programs fit on a 1.44MB floppy disk!
* Graphical. Despite being smaller than Linux's kernel, it manages to pack in a fully working graphics interface and a base of applications for you to use.
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* Filesystem support: Read/write support for FAT16/32 (with long file names) and ext2/3/4, read-only support for NTFS, XFS and CDFS(ISO9660).
* Easy to develop. KolibriOS comes with all the software you need to write software for it out of the box.
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* Lightweight: Kolibri boots on any computer that has a Pentium (i586) compatible processor and at least eight megabytes of RAM.
* Lightweight. Kolibri runs on anything that has a Pentium and eight megabytes of RAM.
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* Hardware support: A lot of the popular sound, network and graphics cards are supported (see [[Hardware_Support|supported hardware list]])
 
* Comes with a development kit (code editor with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FASM FASM] macro-assembler integrated).
 
* Comes with a development kit (code editor with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FASM FASM] macro-assembler integrated).
<!--* TCP/IP stack.
 
* Runs on low end systems and older hardware [[SystemRequirements|(system requirements)]].
 
* Requires only 8 Mib of RAM to boot. (Some versions will boot with as little as 6 Mb)
 
* Pre-emptive multitasking, streams, parallel execution of system calls.
 
* Multiple supported file systems including [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAT12 FAT12], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAT16 FAT16], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAT32 FAT32] (long names support), [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS NTFS] (partially, read only), [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext2 ext2]/[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext3 ext3]/[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext4 ext4] (partially, read only) and CDFS.
 
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== Branches ==
 
== Branches ==
  
* Embedded version of KolibriOS - [[EmbeddedKOS|Kolibri-A]]
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* [[EmbeddedKOS|Kolibri-A]] - an [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exokernel exokernel] version of KolibriOS for hardware engineers and driver developers
* New network stack (Berkeley sockets-based) [[New stack]]
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Latest revision as of 22:00, 21 September 2019

KolibriOS
KolibriOS logo
KolibriOS.png
KolibriOS desktop
Website: www.kolibrios.org
Developed by: KolibriOS Project Team
License: GPL
Kernel type: Monolithic kernel
Working state: Active

KolibriOS is an open source operating system for 32-bit x86 computers based on MenuetOS, written entirely in Assembler/FASM.

IMPORTANT: Help KolibriOS development with you ideas and contribution!

Home FAQ
Forum Documentation
Nightly Builds Development
Bug Tracker Wanted Features
Source Repository Applications
File Repository Hardware Support
All categories

KolibriOS Features

  • A monolithic preemptive kernel that is less than 100 kilobytes in size, complete with streams, parallel execution of system calls, a USB and TCP/IP stack.
  • Speed: Thanks to being (carefully) written in Assembler, it's very fast.
  • Size: KolibriOS is very small - The kernel and most of the programs fit on a 1.44MB floppy disk!
  • Filesystem support: Read/write support for FAT16/32 (with long file names) and ext2/3/4, read-only support for NTFS, XFS and CDFS(ISO9660).
  • Lightweight: Kolibri boots on any computer that has a Pentium (i586) compatible processor and at least eight megabytes of RAM.
  • Hardware support: A lot of the popular sound, network and graphics cards are supported (see supported hardware list)
  • Comes with a development kit (code editor with FASM macro-assembler integrated).

Branches

  • Kolibri-A - an exokernel version of KolibriOS for hardware engineers and driver developers