OS on a Floppy

by Tom Mullaly on September 28, 2003

MenuetOS is a nifty little Operating System that runs on a floppy disk. Written entirely in x86 Assembly language, it supports a GUI and even comes with a web and MP3 server!

The list of features includes:

  • pre-emptive multitasking, multithreading, ring-3 protection
  • graphical UI with 16 M colours up to 1280×1024
  • faster programming language than in Win, Linux, ..
  • ide: editor/compiler for assembly kernel and applications
  • kernel and application sources included (GPL)
  • TCP/IP stack with PPP & Ethernet drivers
  • http/mp3/email servers, 3D maze
  • free-form, skinnable application windows
  • hard real-time data fetch
  • fits in a single floppy !

There are many small little apps that you can also download to make this OS a little more fun!

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