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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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Perhaps the best article ever on OSNews!
by EmmEff on Fri 25th Aug 2006 20:07 UTC
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Boy did this article bring back memories!

I very clearly remember GEOS but I do not remember actually having ever used it. I do remember it as being revolutionary (in my mind), especially in a time where the mouse was being introduced to the public and most people didn't know what to use it for.

I started on a VIC 20 and later the C64. If it wasn't for my desire to write video games instead of waste time being beat by them, I never would have become the professional software developer I've been for the better part of the past 15 years.

OSNews needs more nostalgia like this.

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