Quite humorous, one doesn't need to code in asm, but it helps when the os itself is conceived on this platform. There are some people using other lingos to code up in, read some of the other forums, LUA takes my interest, and I just downloaded the manual for this. I too, started out 20 years ago, on the warez / icewarez sites, scanning and learning, and not long ago I fixed a mates ansibombed machine, with an ansibomb. [the keys were remapped and winxp wouldn't let me map them back] if you wish to break something then that is easy, fixing isn't so easy tho. I don't see scumwarists as enlightened. I've only ever bombed my own machines, to see the hows and whys of it all, but that was years ago. You could use your skills much more profitably than surfing the virus scene, and virus code won't teach you much that is useful to coding up an os. Undoing a virus is easy, just you try undoing an os, and see where you get.
For example, conficker is authored by StormNight, he or she is russian. Like a
loony, stormnight put name and address in conficker. what a dummy.
I could go hard out and ping for this person, but my interest is here in kolibri,
a far better utilization of my time. Am trying to code my own embedded realmode os, for a couple of synthesizers, I'm building. If you want help, the crew on this site have been most willing and helpful to me, just ask.
I'm sure they'll help you on your way to coding in fasm, I don't like it much either, but am trying to get to grips with it. The assembler I use doesn't have directives, and autocodes at org 100. Yogev_ezra has been extremely helpful to my queries, and as an aside, thanx mate. I've an img of nitebuild 7.0.0+
now running on hdd, via flashdrive. boots in 1.5 seconds on my slowest machine. Just impressive. I've hacked it to my own taste, but try as I might I am unable to download the professional distro, the site times out, and I tried the russian page as well, do you know of a link that works?