Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:48 UTC, submitted by Rohan Pearce
OSNews, Generic OSes

MenuetOS sits in an interesting nexus between astonishing technical achievement and computerised work of art. The super-speedy, pre-emptive multitasking operating system is still, despite adding more driver support, more included applications, an improved GUI and digital TV support over the years, capable of fitting on a floppy disk (assuming you can find one).

MenuetOS is a technical marvel. Not only is it written entirely in assembly, it also shoves a fully capable multitasking operating system on a single floppy disk.

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by MOS6510 on Thu 21st Nov 2013 19:15 UTC
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This fancy OS proves that all these layers between the computer and the user written in all these high(er) level programming languages waste an enormous amount of CPU and memory recourses.

It's not so amazing what some old computers like an Amiga and Commodore 64 could/can do, but more disappointing how modern computers perform.

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