Hello I would like to write an operating system BUT I don't know the code, I would like to learn it in my spare time. I would like it if any one would offer to help by email or direct me to a site that will teach me, all the sites I have found don't help. HELP! Could it be done in QBASIC or does it need to be done in another program and if its another program can I download it and where???
The source code is freely available and may give an insight into what a major undertaking this would be.
Interestingly, there are some VERY small operating systems written as Linux variants, and this may be a good place to start. (small enough to reside on a chip!) These OS are text based, because as soon as you move into a graphical interface, the OS size increases dramatically.
You will find massive amounts of support and help from the Linux community, should you wish to pursue this goal.
The source code incidentally, is the bit you write, which is then converted via a compiler, into 0's and 1's the machine understands.