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LET’S BUILD AN OS!

IN AN OLD REDDIT THREAD someone once asked, “If you were locked in a room with a PC with no OS, could you write one from scratch?” Among all the joke replies, someone actually answered that question—Kragen Javier Sitaker, who worked for Canonical (the company that publishes Ubuntu) at the time.

Sitaker’s approach took a number of steps to implement the base functionality that’s needed to get an OS up and running, though this hinges on there being a functioning IBM PC-compatible BIOS. He then piggybacked off the bootloader

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