This Operating System is Built for a Post-Apocalyptic World
Muhammad Mubeen Javed
In the event of the total collapse of the world, due to World War 3, natural disasters, global warming, access to technology is going to be a major factor for your survival.
In a post-apocalyptic world, be it a nuclear wasteland, remnants of a virus outbreak- anyone with access to the old world technology is going to have the upper hand.
For this, we need a system that can be designed from scavenged parts. It can produce complex electronics such as micro controllers.
This is where Collapse OS comes in.
Collapse OS is a new operating system. It is an open-source operating system being built for humanity’s darkest times. This operating system can be built without external sources on a machine. It built from scavenged parts with low-tech tools.
It is a Z80 kernel and a collection of programs, documentation, and tools that allow you to assemble an OS. It can:
- Compile assembler source files for a wide range of MCUs and CPU’s.
- Interface through improvised means (serial, keyboard, display).
- Edit text files.
- Run-on minimal and improvised machines
- Read and write from a wide range of storage devices.
- Replicate itself.
Virgil Dupras, the creator of Collapse OS says:
“I could finish it by myself, but it would be more fun to do with other developers. Participation requires a set of inclinations and skills. I think that few people fitting requirements exist. But if they do, I’d like to find them.
It’s a bit like a pet project and not an attempt at a serious solution.