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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RE: excellent...
by Kroc on Fri 25th Aug 2006 07:18 UTC in reply to "excellent..."
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2005-11-10

So were BeOS and OS/2, but they're pretty alternative now. I think it's slightly narrow minded to point at an OS and say, I don't think you're alternative enough. I think that's up to the users of the OS to decide.

Heck, to run GEOS natively, you have to use a Commodore 64 from the eighties, or a 286/386 PC.

Edited 2006-08-25 07:24

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