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Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of FAQ


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2012-03-19T12:36:35Z (7 years ago)
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Jiri Svoboda
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  • FAQ

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    66== General Questions ==
    77'''Q:''' '''What is HelenOS?'''[[BR]]
    8 '''A:''' HelenOS is an open-source microkernel-based multiserver operating system. It runs on several different CPU architectures (IA-32, x86-64, SPARC V9, IA-64, PowerPC, ARM, MIPS). HelenOS prides in portability, modularity, clean design and coding style.
     8'''A:''' HelenOS is an open-source microkernel-based multiserver operating system written from scratch. It runs on several different CPU architectures (IA-32, x86-64, SPARC V9, IA-64, PowerPC, ARM, MIPS). HelenOS prides in portability, modularity, clean design and coding style.
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    1010'''Q:''' '''What is SPARTAN?'''[[BR]]
     
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    2121'''Q:''' '''Is it based on Linux? Is it UNIX-like?'''[[BR]]
    22 '''A:''' HelenOS is based on original code, from the ground up. It is based on the original SPARTAN micro-kernel and is ''not'' meant to be POSIX-compliant or UNIX-like at all. Just as an example, HelenOS does not support {{{fork()}}}.
     22'''A:''' HelenOS is based on original code, from the ground up. It is based on the original SPARTAN micro-kernel. It does ''not'' mimic any existing system and it is ''not'' meant to be POSIX-compliant or UNIX-like at all. Just as an example, HelenOS does not support {{{fork()}}}.
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    2424'''Q:''' '''What does it do, from an end-user's perspective?'''[[BR]]