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Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:17 am
by Warsome
Just thought I would pop in and introduce myself to the world.

Just to confuse things, my name is also Mike, im 25 from the UK.

I am mainly a web programmer and GUI designer.

I one day would love to build my own OS, I already
have a GUI design and an idea of how I would like
the OS to behave. It's just building the thing.

I found this site because of the great OS tutorial
on here which offers more information and resources
than any other resource I have ever found on
the internet or in a book, whats even better is it's

Great work, if there is ever anything I can do to
help out let me know.

From Me...

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:18 am
by Mike
Welcome :)

I apologize for the forums right now, they are still being worked on ;) Perhaps you may have suggestions or can help on our web site and content? That would be great!

I am glad you like the OS tutorials :D I hope you find the resources here very helpful, and these forums as well.

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:01 pm
by Warsome
I could do the website maintanance side of things if
you wanted any help. I also have a server hosting package which requires no ads, full control over server operation, 3000GB bandwidth and 360GB webspace, unlimited email mailboxes and much more.

Plus side, I already pay for it so it would not cost you a penny.

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:10 pm
by Mike
The current hosting does not require any ads - That was added to help keep the site up.

Everything else sounds very good though ;)

Do you have a web site that you host it with?

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:00 pm
by Warsome
My website is under reconstruction, im scripting up a new portal system in PHP.

I am working on a mockup for your site which will be a total redesign and totally CSS driven, no Javascript.

It will be supported on all known browsers and be
XHTML 1.0, CSS 2 validated

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:28 pm
by jamsinux
hi everyone!

Well, I am James, 15 years old, Computer studies student, I love programming (web + desktop) and I'd really love to have my own OS. by the way, I live in Malta<a href="">(link)</a>, a tiny island, and since we have had massive improvements in IT lately, such as Smart City, it seems I have been influenced by it. I also love graphic design and like Warsome, i have a basic GUI idea, but I'm still far from GUI :?.

By the way, Warsome, if you like websites, this is cool <a href="">.::.G7 Events .::.</a>

anyway, thanks for reading,
Regards James Image

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:12 am
by michael
lol :o wow so many mikes :o are there any more?' lol

Helloo everyone well I think you can all guess my name to :shock: .. Im 15 from New Zealand.hmm um im home-schooled an have been most of my life.. Ive been programming since I was like 7 so ive become quite good at it now :D

Thanks heaps Mike (the administrator not the other one or me lol) for all of this site.. Its really helpfull, n EXCEEDINGLY easy to understand (well for what it is).. and yeah another step further then just .net which im used to lol...

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:18 pm
by Warsome
Nice to meet you all, sorry I have been away, been really busy the last few months, released the beta version of my new mobile portal for hand held devices, it will feature when completed, chatrooms, forums, email, instant messenger, profiles, buddy management, games and much more. For the moment I am working on mainly security and optimisation. I like to get the core finished and totally stable before working on any new features.

I thought some of the C# devs may like to hear about this project I bumped into.

There is an open source OS develoupment project underway, the kernel is written in C# code and has just reached Milestone 1, if you wanna take a look just google SharpOS.

They ask you not the branch the project, which I can understand.

To my knowledge, the only other project like it was undertaken by Microsoft Research, but that is still closed source, nothing new there :roll:

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:36 pm
by michael
OMG ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!????? This is great!!! ive heard about the one by microsoft research.. But theres a catch im afraid :cry: The C# license says you cant make programs that work on a non microsoft os :cry: oh wait this program doesnt work on an os does it so thats ok then :shock: :D lmao

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:35 pm
by Warsome
I quickly scanned through the site and I have looked at the source code, The team have develouped there own software that can turn the c~ 2.0 compiled binary to machine language binary, which means the OS is no longer a .NET assembly, it could have been written in any language. Im not sure about all the details, but the system does work.

If it works, thats all that matters.

That may also get round the license issue you spoke of because when the system runs, it's not using C#, C# was just the language used to make it on a Windows Platform :D that is well within the license issued by Microsoft.

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:02 pm
by Andyhhp
I feel that it is time I introduced myself,

I'm Andrew Cooper, currently in my first year studying Computer Science at Cambridge University.

I am primarily a C++ programmer, having done 2 (small) professional jobs and numerous personal projects (most notably a Graphics Engine and a symbolic calculus 'calculusator').

I started programming with DarkBASIC pro, a very good 3D basic programming language by It was excellent to learn with but when you get beyond basic apps, speed, filesize and flexibility start to become problems.

I must say that this is by far and away the best OS Dev website that I have found (and searching the internet for more than 2 years before trying to find some help, I think I have found most Dev sites). Probably the best bit is that your advice for writing a bootloader is not 'DONT' which is the case on most Dev sites I've visited.

Well - thats a little about me. I am very willing to help anyone who asks to the best of my ability (and I can admit when I don't know :D )


Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:55 am
by JonnyPop

I'm 23 and, if you don't mind, I'll stick with the pseudonyme JonnyPop... I live in Quebec city, in the french-speaking province of Canada also named Quebec. (even though we will one day have a country of our own, now we are still in Canada. But lets not fall into politic...)

I never had a single course about computer at school, I never went to university and right now I'm working in construction... so I learned everything by myself because I always loved mathematics and because I love programming.
I first learned how to program in Visual Basic, a long time ago, and soon discovered it was pretty limited... So I jumped to C++. Then I wanted to know what was going under the hood of those "++", so I learned plain ol' C. Then I wanted to know what was going under the hood, so I learned ASM, which led me to learn about interesting tiny CPUs like the 6502 (8bit NES!) and then to the big fat x86 family... Then I noticed the reason why I was always looking deeper even though I really prefer the "programmer-friendlyness" of C over ASM is that I simply don't like #including headers and library writen by someone else which doesn't write things the way I do.
Which lead me here, trying to write my own OS the way I want it to be...

Now that I read it back, It might sound like I’m taking it a little too seriously, but I can ensure you that I’m not... I’m really just doing it for fun and to learn. Anyway I could probably be the world champion in starting projects and not finishing them so my OS will probably not be an exception...

In conclusion, for me the Micheal Abrash’s citation should be more like : “After you finish the first 90% of a project, forget about it and start another one...”

(Oh and... Good work with the tutorials ! These are really the most complete and comprehensive I have seen so far! Can’t wait for number 15)

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:02 pm
by JonnyPop
And by the way, as you can see in the left part, "Québec" is spelled with a "é" as it is a french word.

Mmmmmm! already smells Unicode ! 8)

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:34 pm
by itsme
hi i am just starting out in website designs using dreamweaver, but would be interested in peoples views of others

Computer studies

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:17 pm
by Liza
Computer studies student, I love programming (web + desktop) and I'd really love to have my own OS. by the way, I live in Malta(link), a tiny island, and since we have had massive improvements in IT lately, such as Smart City, it seems I have been influenced by it. I also love graphic design and like Warsome