C64 OS: A Commodore 64 OS with Modern Concepts

Last modified: Sep 04, 2018

C64 OS has one goal.

Make a Commodore 64 feel fast and useful in today’s modern world.

It’s a very high bar. The C64 was introduced in 1982 and has an 8-bit, 1MHz, 6510 CPU
with just 64 kilobytes of directly addressable memory. It has a screen resolution of
320×200 pixels, and a fixed palette of 16 colors. But, it is an incredibly
versatile machine. And it enjoys an active userbase and a great variety of modern
hardware expansions.

The C64 has had many operating systems written for it, So why write another?

Some of these projects were designed to be experimental,
or to demonstrate a point, rather than to solve a problem or to make using the C64
better. Others had good intentions but pushed the machine in ways it wasn’t designed
for, compromising on speed and usability in the pursuit of features available on more
powerful computers. The aim of

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