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I want a program thats free that lets me write an operating system?

Postby chaschunka26 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:14 pm

i know about linux and some other programs like it but i dont like linux
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Postby eigneachan » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:28 pm

i know about linux and some other programs like it but i dont like linux
That's going to be very difficult if you are planning on building an OS from scratch. First you need to choose a programming language and build a kernel, then you have to build the drivers and software and couple it with a kernel.

Drivers are built directly into Linux, BTW.

You may want to try LFS (Linux From Scratch) which will teach you the ins and outs of building an OS with the Linux Kernel. From there, you may try to build one from scratch.

You may also want to look into ReactOS, Haiku, KolibriOS, or even BareMetal http://www.returninfinity.com/baremetal.html
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Postby pollock14 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:33 pm

not trying to be rude but can i ask why you don't like linux
is it because there are too many versions? i mean so you just don't like it?
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Postby iona » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:48 pm

Any text editor and a free compiler. An OS is usually written in languages like C#.
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Postby neakail » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:50 pm

Unless you are a C or C++ programming master don't bother starting from scratch. Just get a mac and be done with it.
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