Assembly operating-system

Open-source Assembly projects categorized as operating-system

Top 10 Assembly operating-system Projects

  • KnightOS

    OS for z80 calculators

  • its

    Incompatible Timesharing System

    Project mention: Research Unix Sixth Edition (WASM) | | 2023-10-29

    ITS didn't really have password control, one was technically added but IIRC it was a fig leaf on some requirement from outside MIT. The user accounts were there mostly to inform others who was logged on and who owned what process.

    You could login either using terminal through ARPAnet dial-in support, or later over network, and over time there was added a more concrete "tourist" policy.

    DonHopkins seems to have an interesting writeup

    and of course there's PDP-10 org and its gather docs on github:

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  • Cyjon

    A simple, clean code, multi-tasking kernel written in pure Assembly language for 64-bit processors from the AMD64 family.

  • zen

    Experimental operating system written in Zig

    Project mention: Zen: Experimental operating system written in Zig | | 2023-07-24
  • basicdos

    A new 8086-based reimagining of PC DOS and BASIC

    Project mention: Basic-DOS: PC DOS Reimagined | | 2024-01-21
  • mintia

    Paging operating system for a custom computer architecture

    Project mention: Mintia: my paging operating system written in a custom language for a custom architecture | /r/osdev | 2023-07-08

    MINTIA is the flagship operating system for XR/station, and has itself been in the works for 2.5 years and counting. To meet some standard of "realism" for a late 80s workstation operating system, it has the following goals (in no particular order):

  • OS-Reference

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • FutureDOS

    A futuristic DOS

  • x86-kernel

    A hobby kernel developed from scratch using i8086 assembly

  • BTAG

    The Better Than Awful GRUB bootloader

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-01-21.

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What are some of the best open-source operating-system projects in Assembly? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 KnightOS 1,273
2 its 791
3 Cyjon 409
4 zen 369
5 basicdos 79
6 mintia 68
7 OS-Reference 67
8 FutureDOS 47
9 x86-kernel 10
10 BTAG 1
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