This category holds links on operating systems (OSs) that run on computers, PCs and otherwise, using Intel and compatible x86-based architecture central processor units: CPUs. Main members of the Intel x86 family: 8086, 8088, 80186, 80286; and: IA32: 80386, 80486, 80586 (Pentium), 80686 (Pentium II), 80786 (Pentium III), 80886 (Pentium 4); and: IA64: 80986? (Itanium); and more to come. Some x86 compatibles: AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), Cyrix, Dragon, E2K (Elbrus), Transmeta, Winchip (Centaur, was IDT), etc. Links at the top of this page lead to other directory categories which hold OSs that run on x86s, and often on other architectures, but which have other, more distinctive traits that identify them as members of some class of OS found in the current directory taxonomy. OSs listed in this category are those that, for historic reasons, or the intent of program authors, run on x86s only, and have no other distinctive trait by which to classify them in the current directory taxonomy. These all seem to have monolithic kernels. An OS is listed in this category if there seems no clearer, more specific category for it. This category also has some other links that are hard to fit elsewhere, of which there are always a few.
Wherever possible, please submit links on x86 operating systems to other extant directory categories on those OSs; example: Unix links go in Unix categories. OSs listed in this category are those that, for historic reasons, or the intent of program authors, run on x86s only, and have no other distinctive trait by which to classify them in the current directory taxonomy. These all seem to have monolithic kernels. An OS is listed in this category if there seems no clearer, more specific category for it. Thank you.

DOS

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.
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.
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.