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[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by gass on Sun 24th Nov 2013 17:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Simply ... the OSses have evolved, not in speed but in unneeded features and *design*.

It is better to use Windows XP then windows 7. even without 64 bit support. Because it is simply faster and gets the job done.

Linux distributions have been doing the same. But maybe can have this note better than me, but it seems that the main cause is the abusive use of scripted languages like bash, python, javascript.

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