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kOS ("chaos") or k/os is a light-weight operating system consisting of a kernel written in C and front end written in K. It targets desktop computers, the cloud, tablets, and phones, e.g. as a replacement for WebKit and Android for the purpose of running K applications without the overhead of traditional operating systems. While under development by Arthur Whitney since 2012, the project is, as of 2021, on hiatus with the expectation that development will continue in the future.
Components of kOS are:
- k: the scripting language
- z: the graphics system (replacing X and Cocoa) "does 100 frames per second(1000 by 2000) with a slow cpu."
- kfs: the file system
- kws: the windowing system
- ktext: a basic text editor?
- kterm: the terminal
- ↑ Stephen Taylor. Impending kOS. Vector journal. Volume 26, No. 2. Sep 1, 2014.
- ↑ Chris Pearson. A summary of everything we know about kOS. GitHub.
- ↑ Arthur Whitney. "scrolling previous commands". ShaktiDB. Google Groups. Feb 18, 2021.
- ↑ "M$M". ShaktiDB. Google Groups. Mar 28, 2021.