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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RE: ummm...hmmm
by Bah. on Thu 24th Feb 2005 01:41 UTC

"Did your Amiga have:

Anti aliased text and graphics across all widgets "

It does now.

"Bidirectional language support"

Afraid not.


Certainly. Modular too. Switch on the fly.

"smooth scrolling "


"themes "

To some extent. In AmigaOS 4 it's at the same level as e.g. XP.

"Crisp SVG and PNG icons and widgets "

Since those weren't around at the time: duh, no. PNG icons are there now.

"Multilingual text rendering "

Not sure what you mean specifically.

"21" monitors with 1600 X 1200 and above resolutions "

If you wanted it.

"Sexy animations "

Yes. And lots of them. Thankfully none were in the graphical user interface where you do your work.

"DVD and CD players "

CD players - sure. DVD players had to be invented first. Now they are supported.

"search technologies "


"automatic hardware detection "

True plug'n'play.

"support a million and one devices "

Thankfully not. But enough.

"video conferencing? "