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|Developer||KolibriOS Project Team|
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest release||0.7.7.0 r6975 / September 13, 2017|
|Available in||English, Russian, Italian, Spanish|
|Default user interface||KolibriOS Kernel API|
- 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 shut down)
- 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
- i586 compatible CPU required
- 8 MB of RAM
- VESA-compatible videocard
- 1.44MB 3.5" floppy drive, hard disk, USB Flash or CD-drive
- Keyboard and mouse (COM, PS/2 or USB)
- Hard disks and most USB-sticks. Supported file systems are FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 (long names support), ext2, NTFS (partially), ext4 (read only), CDFS (read only), XFS (in development)
- Audio: AC'97 audio codec support for Intel, nForce, nForce2, nForce3, nForce4, SIS7012, FM801, VT8233, VT8233C, VT8235, VT8237, VT8237R, VT8237R Plus and EMU10K1X chipsets
- Audio: Intel High Definition Audio support for certain motherboards
- Video: AMD, ATI and Intel chipsets
- Network: TCP/IP stack and certain Ethernet network cards support
- KolibriACPI: extended ACPI support
- Kolibri-A: Exokernel version of KolibriOS optimized for embedded applications and hardware engineering; only few AMD APU-based platforms are currently supported.
Dedoimedo reviewed KolibriOS in 2012:
I allocated a more than sufficient 64MB of RAM to KolibriOS and let it fly. Now, to really show you how fast this thing is, I recorded a boot session. It shows the simple KolibriOS boot menu. Next, I press the Enter key. Soon thereafter, we are inside a fully functional desktop. How soon? Well, you can enjoy the video embedded below or follow the Youtube link if you hate embedded stuff. Now, keep your eyes on the screen, as the video is rather short. I mean, really, really short.
Jesse Smith from DistroWatch Weekly wrote review about KolibriOS:
The application menu is broken down into familiar groupings, such as Development, Games, Data Processing, Network and Help. There are also demo programs showing off various graphics and screensavers. Programs are easy to find and most applications work well. The help documentation is a bit scattered, as it covers a number of different topics, but there doesn't seem to be a pattern to what is explained and what isn't. In short, finding help is hit or miss, but what is explained is done so clearly.
- Is there any proprietary software in this? Board.KolibriOS.org, 2014.
- 10 operating systems you've never heard of, TechRadar, 2009
- KolibriOS – A tiny operating system on a 1.44MB floppy Archived 2014-01-29 at the Wayback Machine.
- KolibriOS - The art of small, Dedoimedo
- DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 318, 31 August 2009
- Kolibri-A: a lightweight 32-bit OS for AMD platforms—University of Exeter, PCCAT 2011 p. 20-22 (2011)
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