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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Mmm... I like GEOS
by Anonymous Coward on Thu 24th Aug 2006 21:06 UTC
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2005-07-06

I still have GEOS sitting here in my cabinet in the original box, with the original manual and all of the paperwork (including the reg card).

In the basement, carefully packed away, in it's original box, I have a Commodore 64, two floppy drives, tape drive, mouse, game controllers, okidata printer, some enhancement cards, and a collection of 5.25 floppies.

I miss the days of simplicity.

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RE: Mmm... I like GEOS
by kadymae on Thu 24th Aug 2006 21:46 in reply to "Mmm... I like GEOS"
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2005-08-02

In the basement, carefully packed away, in it's original box, I have a Commodore 64, two floppy drives, tape drive, mouse, game controllers, okidata printer, some enhancement cards, and a collection of 5.25 floppies.

~snif~ You have my childhood packed in your basement.

(All of that stuff went bye-bye when a friend [borrowing it -- it was now the spare computer] totaled his truck in an accident and it somehow disappeared in between the scene of the accident and the tow-yard the next day.)

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