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DistroWatch.com: KolibriOS


Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC

KolibriOS is a tiny open-source operating system with a monolithic preemptive kernel and video drivers for 32-bit x86 architecture computers. KolibriOS is a fork of MenuetOS, written entirely in FASM (assembly language). However, C, C++, Free Pascal, Forth, among other high-level languages and compilers, can also be used in application development. KolibriOS features a rich set of applications that include a word processor, image viewer, graphical editor, web browser, and over 30 games.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 159 (56), 6 months: 158 (57), 3 months: 146 (60), 4 weeks: 130 (59), 1 week: 120 (56)

Average visitor rating: 9.33/10 from 3 review(s).

KolibriOS Summary
Distribution KolibriOS
Home Page http://kolibrios.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://board.kolibrios.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.kolibrios.org/wiki/Main_Page
Screenshots http://kolibrios.org/en/screen.htm
Download Mirrors http://kolibrios.org/en/download.htm
Bug Tracker http://bugs.kolibrios.org/
Related Websites Wikipedia
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Feature 2 Dec 2019
Release Date 2019-12-02 2009-12-13
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Version: nov
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-27
Votes: 15

KolibriOS is simply superb.

It is blindingly fast, and very easy to navigate and use. The interface is very clean and precise, not to mention very modern in its own unique way.

It is also very feature rich, including development environments, and several classic games, among other things. There is also a mass of programmes available from the svn repository.

All of these are pro points; I cannot think of any cons.

KolibriOS inspires me to do some learning and development and porting.

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Version: 2-Mar-2018
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-03-24
Votes: 7

If you think you're into operating systems then you must try this. Why just learn Assembly programming when you can have the complete experience of a pure Assembly desktop system.

Pro: KolibriOS shows just how bloated and slow most operating systems are. In fact it's blindingly fast.

Con: It's not written entirely in ColorFORTH ;-)

Spasebam balshoi.

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Rating: 8
Date: 2017-01-22
Votes: 19

It has no serious apps yet. BUT first: this really is 32b MenuetOS.
He made it, kolibri guy ran with it.

System shows how powerful modern hardware really is, maybe even better than BeOS/Haiku.

You want this on your hdd !!

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