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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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 10:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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I used to wonder what-if there was a Linux desktop computer. You know, like an Amiga or ZX Spectrum, so the software already knew what it would be running on. No guessing the hardware, not having to determine the capacities, not writing workaround in case a few were missing.

A system could be much more optimized, faster, cleaner. And easier to sell to the common people.

In the case of Linux all that hardware variety is also one of its strengths and as it's also used on servers it's not something you can or should take away.

But how knows, a Linux for everything and a Linux for the Linux One computer?

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