Linked by Michael Hill on Sun 25th Jul 2010 10:36 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation "As a long-time fan of GeoWorks Ensemble (now Breadbox Ensemble), a DOS based graphical user interface and office suite popular in the 80s, I've run it under a variety of operating systems and emulators over the years. You see, Ensemble requires an underlying operating system to provide a DOS compatible file system, not unlike early versions of Windows that required DOS. [...] With the release of eComStation 2.0 I thought I'd revisit the challenge of getting Breadbox Ensemble running under OS/2 again [...] but to add a further twist, since I didn't want to do this on a dedicated machine, I chose to see if I could get things running under VirtualBox."
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by Kroc on Sun 25th Jul 2010 18:58 UTC in reply to "GEOS"
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The PlayStation was released in late 1995, the Nokia Communicator in late 1996, both at 33 MHz. That’s quite astounding. This thing was ridiculously ahead of its time. Arguably the very first “smart phone”—that is, a phone that equaled the power and capabilities of an older generation desktop computer.

Oh, wanted to add. I love that everything that’s becoming popular just now had already been done to death in the 90’s with 1/10th the technology. Internet on your TV and smartphones with full OSes.

Interface people, interface. It makes _all_ the difference.

Edited 2010-07-25 19:05 UTC

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