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Start by reading on Minix3 or Unix..download their kernel source code and study how the OS then from there try developing something similar to that good luck..i got a B for Operating Systems this year it was cool..

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http://www.minix3.org/
Operating Systems Design and Implementation, Third Edition
By Andrew S. Tanenbaum - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Albert S. Woodhull - Amherst, Massachusetts

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Linus Torvalds started hacking on minix, and then started his own OS - it was at least 2-3 years before it was released into the wild, and is now the most widely used OS in the world! :-) If you really want to do this, then I suggest tackling a more "advanced" architecture, such as a micro-kernel message passing OS. For reference material, see Thoth, Plan-9, QNX, Amiga OS.

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Undergraduates do this all the time in their Operating Systems courses. Find some notes online.

Well, what they do is usually a Q&D (Quick and Dirty) little mini-OS. More a run-time executive than anything else. There is no time even in an advanced undergraduate course to do much more than that.

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