KolibriOS

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KolibriOS
KolibriOS nightly build desktop
Developer KolibriOS Project Team
Written in Fasm
Working state Active
Source model Open source
Latest release 0.7.7.0+ Nightly / October 1, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-10-01)
Available in English, Russian, Italian, Spanish
Platforms x86
Kernel type Monolithic
Default user interface KolibriOS Kernel API
License

GNU General Public License

Proprietary software[1]
Preceded by MenuetOS
Official website www.kolibrios.org

Kolibri or KolibriOS is a small open source x86 operating system written completely in assembly. It was forked off from MenuetOS[2] in 2004 and has run under independent development since.

Features[edit]

  • Pre-emptive multitasking, streams, parallel execution of system calls
  • Boots in few seconds from various devices; NTFS and Ext2/3 also supported. Can be started from Coreboot and Windows (Windows will shutdown)
  • Graphical user interface based on and optimized for VESA
  • Development kit: code editor with a macro-assembler (FASM) integrated
  • Most distributions will fit on a single 1.44 MB Floppy image

System requirements[edit]

  • i586 compatible CPU required
  • 8 MB of RAM[3]
  • VESA-compatible videocard
  • 1.44MB 3.5" floppy drive, hard disk, USB Flash or CD-drive
  • Keyboard and mouse (COM, PS/2 or USB)

Supported hardware[edit]

Development branches[edit]

  • KolibriACPI: extended ACPI support
  • KolibriNET: extended network support
  • Kolibri-A: embeddable version fiercely optimized for AMD Fusion platforms

External links[edit]

Other reviews:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Is there any proprietary software in this? Board.KolibriOS.org, 2014.
  2. ^ www.kolibrios.org
  3. ^ KolibriOS – A tiny operating system on a 1.44MB floppy