Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Nov 2013 00:19 UTC
QNX

This is a quick demonstration of the QNX 1.4 megabyte floppy disk demo.

QNX is an advanced, compact, real-time operating system. This demo disk, released in 1999, fits the operating system, the "Photon MicroGUI", and the HTML 3 capable Voyager Web browser all on a single 1.4 meg disk!

So far no emulator or virtualizer I have tried will run this QNX demo 100%, so this is running on real hardware. The video is captured with a VGA capture device.

QNX is one of the most intriguing operating systems of all time. This demo disk is one of those things that, even today, blows my mind. Be sure to watch through the whole video, especially the part where extensions are downloaded and run from the web, all on a single 1.44 MB floppy.

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RE[3]: Comment by The123king
by jessesmith on Mon 11th Nov 2013 01:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by The123king"
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There is some truth to that, Linux distributions do tend to be a collection of parts more than a whole system. But the parent's argument could be made for the BSDs too. They are just as badly off with integration and features while being developed as a whole system.

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