On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 2:20 PM, Ivan Ivanov <qmaster...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Because I am taking coreboot+SeaBIOS in attention, these hobby OS
> suddenly become very useful for me : e.g. KolibriOS floppy is likely
> the only way
> to connect to the internet from a web browser (although a very simple one)
> that is stored inside a BIOS chip - also there is an IRC client,
> which means - even if my hard drive crashes and I don't have any live USBs,
> I will still be able to go to online chatroom and say something to friends

Just to state the obvious, FreeDOS can do all of that networking (if
you have a working packet driver).

Kolibri is obviously very good, nobody's disputing that. However, I
consider FreeDOS development tools to be much more robust and easier
to use overall. We have more HLLs supported. In fact, I think the
Menuet port of Quake used a heavily-modified version of DJGPP's libc!
(I guess nobody finished that port of TinyC or else it was incomplete?
Just having a C compiler would help a lot.)

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