Design goals

The design goals of any OS determine general characteristics of the programming environment. This is certainly the case with PowerMax. Here's a list in order of preference:

You'll notice compatibility isn't even on the list. Being compatible with something else generally means restricting the design to conform a standard that may not be applicable. PowerMax is radically different from other OS's therefore I felt no need be compatible with most things (DOS, DPMI, Posix, VESA, Unix, C calling conventions, etc.). If (for example) your looking for DOS compatibility, your looking in the wrong place.

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