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[4]: LOL
by Arawn on Tue 12th Nov 2013 13:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: LOL"
Arawn
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As far I could find, Tao Group closed and its IP was sold in 2007, unfortunately.

The concepts themselves are very interesting and I think they were quite ahead in their time. I can only imagine what could be done in today's hardware.

Edited 2013-11-12 13:54 UTC

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