Re: NOS with its own OS?
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- Subject: Re: NOS with its own OS?
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan Cox)
- Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 09:54:50 +0000 (GMT)
- Cc: email@example.com
- In-reply-to: <firstname.lastname@example.org> from "Mike Bilow" at Jan 30, 95 11:06:00 pm
> This is a good idea. We could take advantage of protected mode and build the
> multitasking kernel into the operating system where it should be. We could
> make special development tools which are customized to the environment. We
> could run ancillary processes to handle networking, mail, news, file transfer,
> and all of the other things usually associated with NOS. We could replace the
> awful DOS file system with a more reliable and faster design. We could provide
> for virtual memory management using the hardware resources available to us in
> the 386 or better CPU. We could place the entire project under the GNU General
> Public License and release the full source code.
> Finally, we could call it "Linux."
Sarcasm aside there is an existing free RTOS project call Vsta that would be
far more appropriate if you wanted to build a small tight host system for