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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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Ahhh good memories.
by Sabon on Fri 25th Aug 2006 16:43 UTC
Sabon
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2005-07-06

Unfortunately my parents bought me an Atari 99/4a computer and not an Apple II or C64. It wasn't until a few years later when I bought a pc that I bought GEOS and got to experience it.

One of the selling points on the PC/PC laptop side was that it looked as exactly the same as it could (Windows didn't look the same on desktops and laptops at the time).

The only downside was that Windows looked prettier when it did come out. And sorry to say too many people chose pretty over great functionality. The same was true between OS/2 and Windows 3.1 and Windows '95.

Thanks for the walk down memory lane even if it was on a C64 which I wasn't lucky to have back then.

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