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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ummm...hmmm
by Anonymous on Wed 23rd Feb 2005 22:58 UTC

Did your Amiga have:

Anti aliased text and graphics across all widgets

Bidirectional language support

Internationalization

smooth scrolling

themes

Crisp SVG and PNG icons and widgets

Multilingual text rendering

21" monitors with 1600 X 1200 and above resolutions

Sexy animations

DVD and CD players

search technologies

automatic hardware detection

support a million and one devices

video conferencing?

Get over it! While I agree that optimizing software should be a key element in the software development cycle, I would never give up the luxuries I have on GNOME today for a 1980 something Amiga, or a 1953 Punch Card Computer. Yeah, a punch card system needed less than 10 kilobyte of storage, but so what?