Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jun 2014 22:17 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

This site calls itself 'the biggest free abandonware downloads collection in the universe'. No idea if that's true or not, but all I can say is that I spent a lot - a lot - of time today browsing through the incredibly extensive collection of old operating systems. From an alpha release of Windows 1.0 to NEXTSTEP, this site has it all.

Great for emulators.

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RE: 98Lite!
by whartung on Sat 7th Jun 2014 16:30 UTC in reply to "98Lite!"
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Although I have to say while I may wax nostalgic about stripping OSes for speed I don't think I'd like to go back, having 6 cores and oodles of RAM is just too nice. Its just amazing to see how far we have come, when my $100 GPU card has more memory and processor speed than my first 7 computers put together!


At the same time, I marvel sort of in disgust when we used to be able to run NeXTSTEP on a 25MHz machine with 20MB of RAM and a 200MB disk, and yet we find it difficult to squeeze an OS on to a 700MHz Raspberry Pi w/128MB of RAM.

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