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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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Lightning fast
by Arawn on Fri 25th Aug 2006 09:21 UTC
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I got to use GeoWorks Ensemble 1.2 (I think) in the early '90s, running on a 8MHz 286 PC on full multi-task mode, and it completely blew the crap out of MS Windows 3.1 runing on a 386 16MHz!! People just stared jaw opened at the sheer speed of the GUI, and the running programs.

It printed beautifully on 9 and 24 pin printers, something MS Windows couldn't do at all then!

Pity it didn't pick up.

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