Which compilers should i use for....

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    Which compilers should i use for....

    is GCC the best compilers to use if i want to programm a little OS??

    and one thing....a lot of people are telling me i can't develop the os in WindowXP. why not?? because i want to do some coding with DEV C++ / GCC in WinXP and test it later..... ( while i am listening to MP3s.... ^_^)

    Any body has the answer to that??

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    Well I was reading tutorials about writing kernels and operating systems (and followed them) @ www.osdev.com and check out the links and they all said to use GCC for writing the C code and NASM for writing the hardware interface in assembler. And about XP I don't know because I will not use it I change my hardware and format my hard drive too much to follow the restrictions unless I get the big business version.

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    if you could write or find some sort of bios only machine emulator then i see no reason why you should not be able to test the bootloader and kernal.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    Why exactly do you want to write the OS in XP anyway? you could always load a different version of windows or even LINUX, BeOS, or another free OS.

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