Last Updated on: 5th November 2023, 04:56 pm
Web site: bitbucket.org/danielbarry/saxoperatingsystem
Desktop environment: CLI
Based on: MikeOS
The last version | Released: 2.0.2 | September 27, 2014
Zobacz po polsku: SAX OS
SAX OS ($AX Operating System) – an experiment to show if an Operating System (OS) can be both small and provide a relatively powerful platform for hobby OS designers. Most users have experienced the Linux terminal will recognise that there are more than a few similar aspects of the OS that make it feel like Linux while the lower design is completely different. This has been designed like this to help new users from Linux based backgrounds to start using the $AX OS with ease and not have to read through this whole User Guide.
The whole OS has been programmed using assembly language and the NASM (Netwide Assembler) compiler and programmed around the 16 bit x86 architecture. $AX’s kernel is an incredibly tiny 512 bytes residing in the bootloader and supports more than 14 different core functions for programs. All of this makes the OS very compatible, extremely small in size and efficient. The OS has been tested with processors lower than 400Mhz and has been found to still be extremely responsive on real hardware.