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[2]: Nostalgia!
by chrish on Mon 11th Nov 2013 22:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Nostalgia!"
chrish
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See also mobile software; we've got Windows and OS X again in the form of Android and iOS, and a tiny handful of other systems with minuscule market share.

Homogeneous computing environments are bad news for innovation, not to mention resistance to exploits and malware...

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