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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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* Insanely fast. It's very quick, no matter what you try to do.
 
* Bloatless. 90% of the software for Kolibri fits on a single floppy disk.
 
* Bloatless. 90% of the software for Kolibri fits on a single floppy disk.
* 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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* 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.
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
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* Lightweight. Kolibri boots on anything that has a Pentium and at least 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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* Drivers for popular sound, network and graphics cards [[Hardware_Support|(supported hardware)]].
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* 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 05:38, 19 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 for 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!

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KolibriOS Features

  • Insanely fast. It's very quick, no matter what you try to do.
  • 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, NTFS and CDFS support, with XFS support planned.
  • 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 boots on anything that has a Pentium and at least eight megabytes of RAM.
  • Comes with a development kit (code editor with FASM macro-assembler integrated).
  • Drivers for popular sound, network and graphics cards (supported hardware).
  • Pre-emptive multitasking, streams, parallel execution of system calls and a TCP/IP stack.

Branches

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