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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] with 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], video drivers, for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/32-bit 32-bit] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/x86_architecture x86 architecture] computers, developed and maintained by The KolibriOS Project Team. KolibriOS is a fork of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MenuetOS MenuetOS], written entirely in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FASM FASM] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assembly_language assembly language]). However, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C C], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C++ C++], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Pascal Free Pascal], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth Forth], among other high-level languages and compilers, can also be used in user application development.<br />
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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] with 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], video drivers, for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/32-bit 32-bit] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/x86_architecture x86] computers, developed and maintained by The KolibriOS Project Team. KolibriOS is a fork of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MenuetOS MenuetOS], written entirely in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FASM Assembler/FASM]. However, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C C], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C++ C++], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Pascal Free Pascal] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth Forth], as well as other compilers, can also be used in application development.<br />
 
English, Russian, Spanish and Italian versions are available.
 
English, Russian, Spanish and Italian versions are available.
  

Revision as of 19:48, 18 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 with a monolithic preemptive kernel, video drivers, for 32-bit x86 computers, developed and maintained by The KolibriOS Project Team. KolibriOS is a fork of MenuetOS, written entirely in Assembler/FASM. However, C, C++, Free Pascal and Forth, as well as other compilers, can also be used in 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