Web site: kos.enix.org
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2004

KOS – a project to develop an operating system for x86-based machines, the source code is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

The project began at the initiative of young programmers, most of them students or high school students. The first objective of the project is not to obtain a revolutionary and immediately operational operating system, but to learn the internal workings of an OS and the hardware as well as team development within the framework of a important project.

Currently, KOS is a functioning system with still limited functionality. However, it has some original features.

Objective: port a standard C library such as glibc under KOS, in order to have all the standard Unix commands and tools. The ultimate goal is to be able to compile KOS under KOS.

The project was launched in June 1998 by Dimitri Ara, accompanied by Thomas Petazzoni.
Their work then consisted of exchanging their ideas on the theme of OS, before undertaking the development itself.

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