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== KolibriOS Features ==
 
== KolibriOS Features ==
* Boots from several devices, including [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS NTFS] formatted drives. You can even start it from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows Windows] (Windows will shutdown).
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* 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.
* Graphical user interface based on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VESA VESA].
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* Bloatless. 90% of the software for Kolibri fits on a single floppy disk.
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* 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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* 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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* 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 runs on anything that has a Pentium and eight megabytes of RAM.
 
* 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).
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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)]].
* Requires only 8 Mib of RAM to boot. <!-- (Some versions will boot with as little as 6 Mb)-->
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* 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.
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
* Drivers for popular sound, network and graphics cards [[Hardware_Support|(supported hardware)]].
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* Drivers for popular sound, network and graphics cards [[Hardware_Support|(supported hardware)]].-->
 
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<!--* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD CD] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD DVD] support.
 
* User can change [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theme_(computing) themes] directly in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system OS].-->
 
* User can change [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theme_(computing) themes] directly in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system OS].-->

Revision as of 19:43, 18 March 2013

KolibriOS
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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 with a monolithic preemptive kernel, video drivers, for 32-bit x86 architecture computers, developed and maintained by The KolibriOS Project Team. KolibriOS is a fork of MenuetOS, written entirely in FASM (assembly language). However, C, C++, Free Pascal, Forth, among other high-level languages and compilers, can also be used in user application development.
English, Russian, Spanish and Italian versions are available.

IMPORTANT: Help KolibriOS development by working on ideas from the Google Summer of Code 2013 list!

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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.
  • Bloatless. 90% of the software for Kolibri fits on a single floppy disk.
  • Compatible. It boots from anything, including NTFS drives and even from Windows itself. It supports FAT16/32, ext2/3/4 and CDFS. We are even compatible with NTFS!
  • 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.
  • Easy to develop. KolibriOS comes with all the software you need to write software for it out of the box.
  • Lightweight. Kolibri runs on anything that has a Pentium and eight megabytes of RAM.
  • 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