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Discussion on: Everyone should write an operating system once

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Aditya Mitra

Yeah, we should develop an operating system once in our career. A software is a collection of codes but an OS is a collection of softwares.

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Richard Guay

And then work on a language! Either interpreter or complier. Both teach a lot of software practices that are very useful.

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Phil Ashby Author

In this case, it's only a kernel & bootloader, but there were intentions to go wider - I have enormous respect for people who get to a shippable, useful system (such as Beos, Plan9, Oberon).