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Old 08-23-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Me and a bunch of my Computer enthusiastic friends want to make our own computer with our own OS and everything. We like making our own custom things ans this is like the ultimate step. Only problem is, we can't decide on where to start, so I suggested we ask here. So im asking, where do we start?

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Old 08-23-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
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Start with a Linux distro. Tweak it and work from there.

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There is a lot that has to be done when someone wants to build an OS from the ground up. I am going to recommend that you and your friends work with an already operational OS. Something in the Linux family, there are a literal ton of them. Learn the ins and outs of the distro, I am assuming that someone is good with C and C++ if not than you will have a fair bit of trouble.

For a place to start look at Linux from Scratch. It will get you started. Be prepared this is a long road with a lot of headaches.
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Windows XP 2001 no SP has 32.3 Million lines of code, much of the higher level stuff was written in C#
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You wont be able to use Windows at a base for an operating system because of copyright laws.

You either have to build from scratch, or you can use open source Linux.
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