Linked by Kroc on Thu 24th Aug 2006 20:26 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes GEOS managed to offer nearly all the functionality of the original Mac in a 1 MHz computer with 64 Kilobytes of RAM. It wasn't an OS written to run on a generic x86 chip on a moving hardware platform. It was written using immense knowledge of the hardware and the tricks one could use to maximise speed. Note: After a small break, here is another one of the articles for the Alternative OS contest.
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by l3v1 on Thu 24th Aug 2006 21:05 UTC
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...but, I wouldn't label GEOS as "Alternative OS", it was pretty widespread back in the days...

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by Anonymous Coward on Thu 24th Aug 2006 21:07 in reply to "excellent..."
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How right you are. AOL for DOS 1.0 - 1.5 used GEOS as it's interface.

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by Kroc on Fri 25th Aug 2006 07:18 in reply to "excellent..."
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So were BeOS and OS/2, but they're pretty alternative now. I think it's slightly narrow minded to point at an OS and say, I don't think you're alternative enough. I think that's up to the users of the OS to decide.

Heck, to run GEOS natively, you have to use a Commodore 64 from the eighties, or a 286/386 PC.

Edited 2006-08-25 07:24

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