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Creating an OS using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition


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Is it possible to create an operating system with Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition?

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Edited by AusZero2007, 28 August 2007 - 10:48 PM.

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It's impossible to make an OS entirely in C++. You need to have low-level assembly code load up a C++ interpreter first, so the kernel can be interpreted. Just knowing C++ (and it better be darn good C++ knowledge in the first place) will not get you an OS.
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Is it possible to create an operating system with Assembly and Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition?
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I would think so, yes. But again, making an OS is very different and much, much more difficult that just making an app.
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Is it possible to create an operating system with Assembly and Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition?


Perhaps a toy kernel, but for something approaching the complexity of Windows, BSD, or other popular operating systems, you'll need indepth knowledge of assembly, the CPU, cross-portability concerns, performance, and so on. Not likely.
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