The MenuetOS (or MeOS) operating system (OS) has a monolithic, preemptive, realtime kernel, including video drivers, for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 architecture computers. It has a graphic desktop, games, and networking (TCP/IP stack), yet fits on one 1.44MB floppy disk. Development focuses on being fast, simple, efficient. It is all written in FASM Assembly language, and facilitates easy, full-featured Assembly programming, in contrast to the common view that Assembly languages are usable mainly for old and embedded systems. MenuetOS was originally written for 32-bit x86 processors and released under the GPL, so many of its programs are licensed as GPL. The 64-bit MenuetOS, often called Menuet 64, remains a platform for learning 64-bit assembly language programming. Menuet 64 is distributed as freeware with no source code for core components. It works smoothly in QEMU which can emulate a 64-bit machine on a 32-bit machine. The author is Ville Mikael Turjanmaa.
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Flat Assembler: MenuetOS
Forum, many topics covered.
Growing article, with links to many related topics. Wikipedia.
GridWorks EZ distribution, full 32-bit archive packages, CD/HD Boots, links.
MenuetOS C Library
Project page: news, forums, support, CVS, bug reports, feature requests, statistics. SourceForge.
Interview with Ville Turjanmaa, the Creator of MenuetOS
Short, with many useful forum comments. OSNews. (September 05, 2001)
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