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This category is for DOS operating systems (OSs), including MS-DOS and alternatives. Before submitting be sure that your page isn''t better suited for one of the subcategories.
DOS is an acronym for Disk Operating System (OS). A disk operating system is software that organizes and controls how computers read, write and interact with disks (floppy, hard, CD-ROM) and communicate with a computer's various input/output devices: keyboards, pointing devices, scanners, microphones, serial and parallel ports; screens, printers, modems, etc. The first two DOS variants came out concurrently, with the introduction of IBM's PC in August 1981: IBM PC-DOS, and Microsoft MS-DOS. There are now many DOSes: 4DOS (a DOS shell, not an OS), DR-DOS (Novell DOS), FreeDOS, MS-DOS, OpenDOS, PC-DOS, PTS-DOS, REAL-32, RTXDOS, RxDOS, TSX-32, and more, even real-time DOS. All DOSes have monolithic architectures, though FreeDOS 32 will be componentized. On this page, links are arranged in three groups and levels: 1) Top group: issues spanning multiple unrelated DOSs. 2) Middle group: graphic user interfaces for DOS. 3) Bottom group: specific DOSs.
SkyOS is a mostly POSIX compliant operating system (OS). Begun in 1996, it is slowly growing in scope. Due to its POSIX compliance, and port of the GTK+ widget toolkit, many Unix/Linux programs are ported to it: AbiWord, Gaim, some games (e.g., Quake), and it includes the core of open source GNU tools, including GCC. OS licensing is proprietary.
This category holds links on Unix operating systems (OSs) that run on computers (PCs, embedded, any others) using Intel and compatible x86-based architecture central processor units: CPUs. Main members of the Intel x86 family: 8086, 8088, 80186, 80286, 80386, 80486, 80586 (Pentium), 80686 (Pentium II), 80786 (Pentium III), 80886 (Pentium 4), and more to come. Some x86 compatibles: AMD, Cyrix, Transmeta, Winchip, etc.
This category holds websites related to V2_OS: development, source code, demos, applications, libraries, projects, documents, tutorials, news, fora, links, more. V2_OS is written in highly modular, pure x86 Assembly language, almost fully 32-bit; its main goal is speed. Originally from the V2_Lab: International Lab for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Some momentum and personnel from the project shifted to an object-oriented, pure Assembly, self-modifying "Operating Engine": Unununium.
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