Linked by Davon Shire on Wed 23rd Feb 2005 21:51 UTC
Editorial Amazing is the recent interest in full, live, operating systems that can fit on a 50 MB CD-ROM. It's totally astounding that they can cram so much onto such a tiny disk. But wait.. let's run back to the days of old.. back to say 1988.
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not to be too nostalgic, but...
by B on Wed 23rd Feb 2005 22:41 UTC

1st PC was an RS w/16k RAM, I hand typed in my code of choice every reboot!
1988 and I had my beloved Amiga2000, 3FDD's.. finally payed $$$ for a 100MB SCSI HD and 8MB RAM... but wasn't it great to have a GUI & shell multitasking and raytracing (off a floppy!) when the IBM-PC world was stuck in barbaric DOS/Win3.1
Back in 1993... Novell 3.1 server running on a 486 w/16MB RAM, 4GB HD!
After sadly ditching my Amiga after 12 years, I got into BEOS, and alas I was happy (for a while)... I loved the 15 sec boot time! Greatest OS! ;)
Win2003 server boots fairly quick too, but then again it would with dual 3.6GHz CPU's and 4GB RAM!