What is Redox?

Redox is a general purpose operating system written in pure Rust. Our aim is to provide a fully functioning Unix-like microkernel, that is both secure and free.

We have modest compatibility with POSIX, allowing Redox to run many programs without porting.

We take inspiration from Plan9, Minix, Linux, and BSD. Redox aims to synthesize years of research and hard won experience into a system that feels modern and familiar.

At this time, Redox supports:

  • All x86-64 CPUs.
  • Graphics cards with VBE support (all Nvidia, Intel, and AMD cards from the past decade have this).
  • AHCI disks.
  • E1000 or RTL8168 network cards.
  • Intel HDA audio controllers.
  • Mouse and keyboard with PS/2 emulation. TODO: update

This book is broken into the following chapters:

It is written such that you do not need any prior knowledge in Rust and/or OS development.