Linked by Kroc on Thu 24th Aug 2006 20:26 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes GEOS managed to offer nearly all the functionality of the original Mac in a 1 MHz computer with 64 Kilobytes of RAM. It wasn't an OS written to run on a generic x86 chip on a moving hardware platform. It was written using immense knowledge of the hardware and the tricks one could use to maximise speed. Note: After a small break, here is another one of the articles for the Alternative OS contest.
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by helf on Thu 24th Aug 2006 20:35 UTC
helf
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2005-07-06

Haven't read the article yet, but GEOS was pretty amazing. If you had a ramlink and a hdd, it flew on a c64. There are people out there that still use other OSes for the c64 like WiNGS and Wheels on a daily basis. The c64 has a lot of life left in it ;)

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