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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!
 
'''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. It's very quick, no matter what you try to do.
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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 only 80 kilobytes, complete with streams, parallel execution of system calls and a TCP/IP stack.
* Bloatless. 90% of the software for Kolibri fits on a single floppy disk.
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* Speed. Thanks to being 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, NTFS and CDFS support, with XFS support planned.
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* Size. KolibriOS is very small - most of it fits 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. It supports FAT16/32, (read-only) ext2/3/4, NTFS and CDFS support, with XFS support planned.
* 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 anything that has a Pentium and at least eight megabytes of RAM.
 
* Lightweight. Kolibri boots on anything that has a Pentium and at least eight megabytes of RAM.
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* Driver 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).
* Drivers for popular sound, network and graphics cards [[Hardware_Support|(supported hardware)]].
 
* Pre-emptive multitasking, streams, parallel execution of system calls and a TCP/IP stack.
 
 
<!--* TCP/IP stack.
 
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* Runs on low end systems and older hardware [[SystemRequirements|(system requirements)]].
 
* Runs on low end systems and older hardware [[SystemRequirements|(system requirements)]].

Revision as of 14:11, 19 March 2013

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 by working on ideas from the Google Summer of Code 2013 list!

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

KolibriOS Features

  • A monolithic preemptive kernel that is only 80 kilobytes, complete with streams, parallel execution of system calls and a TCP/IP stack.
  • Speed. Thanks to being written in Assembler, it's very fast.
  • Size. KolibriOS is very small - most of it fits on a 1.44MB floppy disk!
  • Filesystem support. It supports FAT16/32, (read-only) ext2/3/4, NTFS and CDFS support, with XFS support planned.
  • Lightweight. Kolibri boots on anything that has a Pentium and at least eight megabytes of RAM.
  • Driver 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

  • Embedded version of KolibriOS - Kolibri-A
  • New network stack (Berkeley sockets-based) New stack