Ghost Kernel

See the About page for details on the system.


This list contains an overview of important features of the kernel and the system as a whole.

  • Pure micro-kernel
  • Multiprocessor- & multitasking support
  • IPC - pipes, signals, messages, shared memory
  • Window server (GUI with homemade toolkit)
  • Patched GCC (OS specific toolchain)
  • self-made libc
  • libghostapi, extensive kernel API library
  • libstdc++ port
  • libghostuser for simplified file I/O, creating UIs & more...
  • VESA video driver
  • PS/2 keyboard & mouse driver
  • ELF binary support
  • Userspace filesystem driver support
  • Serial COM1 kernel logging
  • Virtual 8086 for BIOS calls
  • Copy-on-write implementation, fork()


This is a screenshot of the graphical user interface, running some of the demo applications.

And there is also a headless shell for computers that do not support VESA video output: