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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Impressive
by jessesmith on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 17:02 UTC
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I think this is an impressive feat. Though I am reminded that some distributions of Linux fit (or used to fit) on a single floppy disk. Tom's Root Boot, for example provided a powerful OS on a single floppy. Perhaps it wasn't as shiny, but TRB saved me a couple of times doing computer repair or system recovery.

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