How can I create a OS

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    Hi I was wounder how people like microsoft make OS'S (operating system's) Is it possible for me to create my own operating system for my computer or making like my own game console thing? I don't plan on doing this but I was corious on how they go about on making a OS.?

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    It's actually not too hard. Assuming you use GRUB or LILO, no assembly is even required, it can be straight c++ (or more likely c). Here's the link:
    http://www.openbg.net/sto/os/

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    its quite possible if you have the time and dedication to do it, and more than likely its a better idea to make your own version of linux or something instead of a OS from scratch (that way you can get some assistance)
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    >> Hi I was wounder how people like microsoft make OS'S

    well first, you buy (or steal) the best (or first) pre-made OS you can find...eventually you will end up with a 'full-fledged' OS (requiring several security updates per week) you can be proud of.
    Code:
    bool fun(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow(std::exp(1), std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
        * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1)*(1 << (value + 2))))
        .real() > 0;
    }

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    or if your real lucky you can become microsoft and release secruity patches everyday and even make new secruity patches before anyone finishes downloading the previous secruity patch
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    and even release security patches before anyone notices there's something to patch, and then get complaints a year later when someone creates an exploit for the thing you patched way back then but a million kiddos refused to install because it was rumoured to cause a 1fps drop in performance when playing Doom 3...

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    I've always fancied writing my own OS - cheers for the link MadCow, it can go in that folder I keep for when I think I'm ready to undertake such a project
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwenting
    and even release security patches before anyone notices there's something to patch, and then get complaints a year later when someone creates an exploit for the thing you patched way back then but a million kiddos refused to install because it was rumoured to cause a 1fps drop in performance when playing Doom 3...
    but it also created 5 less ping when playing battlefield 2 online so peoople create forums about your OS and they have flame wars over if the secruity patch is appropiate to download or not, meantime the current latest secruity patch version is about 10 versions after the one in discussion (this is fun)
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    Lol, I didn't know about patch perf hint!
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