Collapse OS — Bootstrap post-collapse technology


43 bookmarks. First posted by imiric 16 days ago.


'Bootstrap post-collapse technology' -- quite a pessimistic view on the future, but an interesting thought experiment I guess.

'An operating system designed to run on ad-hoc machines built from scavenged parts. Its development is going well and the main roadblocks are out of the way: it self-replicates on very, very low specs (for example, on a Sega Genesis which has 8K of RAM for its z80 processor).'
software  operating-systems  collapse  grim-meathook-future  z80 
2 days ago by jm
z80 kernel and a collection of programs, tools and documentation that allows you to assemble an OS
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10 days ago by jackysee
Bootstrap post-collapse technology

Winter is coming and Collapse OS aims to soften the blow. It is a z80 kernel and a collection of programs, tools and documentation that allows you to assemble an OS that can:

Run on minimal and improvised machines.
Interface through improvised means (serial, keyboard, display).
Edit text files.
Compile assembler source files for a wide range of MCUs and CPUs.
Read and write from a wide range of storage devices.
Replicate itself.
Additionally, the goal of this project is to be as self-contained as possible. With a copy of this project, a capable and creative person should be able to manage to build and install Collapse OS without external resources (i.e. internet) on a machine of her design, built from scavenged parts with low-tech tools.
opensource  programming  software  operating_system  weltuntergang  Weltverbesserung 
13 days ago by archangel
Bootstrap post-collapse technology

Winter is coming and Collapse OS aims to soften the blow. It is a z80 kernel and a collection of programs, tools and documentation that allows you to assemble an OS that can:

Run on minimal and improvised machines.
Interface through improvised means (serial, keyboard, display).
Edit text files.
Compile assembler source files for a wide range of MCUs and CPUs.
Read and write from a wide range of storage devices.
Replicate itself.
Additionally, the goal of this project is to be as self-contained as possible. With a copy of this project, a capable and creative person should be able to manage to build and install Collapse OS without external resources (i.e. internet) on a machine of her design, built from scavenged parts with low-tech tools.
rituals-and-practices 
13 days ago by jkriss
I love how we've gone from Save The Planet to The Planet Is Doomed But We Can Still Play Games:
from twitter
14 days ago by eigenbom
Collapse OS — Bootstrap post-collapse technology Collapse OS Bootstrap post-collapse technology Winter is coming and Collapse OS aims to soften the blow.It is a…
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15 days ago by fogus
A very interesting pursuit.
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15 days ago by hoodwink73
Bootstrap post-collapse technology

Winter is coming and Collapse OS aims to soften the blow.
opensource  programming  computer  software  history  culture  survival 
16 days ago by ssorc
Winter is coming and Collapse OS aims to soften the blow. It is a z80 kernel and a collection of programs, tools and documentation that allows you to assemble an OS that can: Additionally, the goal of this project is to be as self-contained as possible. Collapse OS
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16 days ago by Agiza
Collapse OS via Instapaper https://collapseos.org/
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16 days ago by zhangtai
Run on minimal and improvised machines.
Interface through improvised means (serial, keyboard, display).
Edit text files.
Compile assembler source files for a wide range of MCUs and CPUs.
Read and write from a wide range of storage devices.
Replicate itself.

Additionally, the goal of this project is to be as self-contained as possible. With a copy of this project, a capable and creative person should be able to manage to build and install Collapse OS without e...
16 days ago by kc5tja