PowerNex: A Kernel Written In The D Programming Language

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 25 June 2016 at 08:06 AM EDT. 56 Comments
We've already seen Redox OS as an operating system and micro-kernel written in the Rust programming language. With just about every newer programming language we've seen ambitious developers take to the lengthy and complicated process of writing a kernel and the start of an OS in their new favorite language. With PowerNex, the D programming language is being used to write an OS kernel.

PowerNex is written in the D programming language and eventually the hope is to write an entire operating system in the D programming language.

PowerNex is currently capable of running on a 64-bit CPU with at least 32MB of RAM and supports the QEMU/VirtualBox virtual machines. The kernel is licensed under the Mozilla Public License 2.0.

If you are interested in this latest unique open-source project, visit GitHub.com.
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