|OS family||Multiserver operating systems|
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest stable release||0.5.0 / August 9, 2012|
|Supported platforms||IA-32, AMD64, IA-64, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, SPARC V9|
Technical overview[change | change source]
HelenOS is a microkernel operating system, which supports multitasking, memory management, inter-process communication and symmetric multiprocessing. File system, device drivers and other services are implemented like user processes. It can run on some architectures like IA-32, x86-64, SPARC V9, IA-64, Power PC, ARM and MIPS.
History[change | change source]
Jakub Jermář made HelenOS as a student project at the University. A few years later worked on the HelenOS kernel group of students and some students are using it for self-education of programming until now. In 2011 the project HelenOS took part on Google Summer of Code.