Viridis is a research kernel, designed to explore radical kernel concepts. It’s targeted at modern hardware and is still in hyper-alpha stages.

My name is Jack Miller, I live in Austin, TX, and I’m a Linux kernel hacker by trade working on bring up for new hardware.

I started a version of Viridis when I was 16 and used it to teach myself assembly, paging, multitasking, driver design, and OS concepts. It’s directly influenced where I am today, but I was an amateur at the time. I dropped the project when I was 20. Now I’m returning to the idea with a different scope, purpose, and about 10 years of hardcore Linux kernel experience under my belt.

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