i.MX515 Project
AROS Research Operating System for ARM

in category Operating Systems
proposed by michalsc on 2nd February 2009 (accepted on 1st June 2009)

Developers: Michal Schulz, Pavel Fedin
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  Few words about AROS performance
posted by michalsc on 20th November 2010

Hello again. I though I own you few words of explanation, why is AROS on ARM so interesting...

AROS is a lightweight OS. It's core system started up occupies around 5MB of RAM only. It schedules fast (since AROS tasks and processes are either as heavy or even lighter than linux threads) and starts quickly. Memory footprint is very low. Functions in AROS libraries are not resolved by name, but rather by their position in function pointer table. Core AROS applications start within a fraction of second, including their load time and loading of all libraries. Even on linux hosted AROS applications behave and response faster, than native linux software. If you were using AmigaOS, AROS or MorphOS before, you will find the same speed here, on ARM. If you haven't used any Amiga-like operating system before, you have to test it and feel it yourself.
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