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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RE: Display system
by edwdig on Fri 25th Aug 2006 11:17 UTC in reply to "Display system"
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2005-08-22

I know nothing about the Commadore version, but PC/GEOS was started in 1988, with the first release in 1990. The imaging model was definitely in there from the start.

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RE[2]: Display system
by bogomipz on Fri 25th Aug 2006 11:31 in reply to "RE: Display system"
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2005-07-11

Right. NeXTstep was started in 86 and released in 88. I think we can conclude that the article's claim about the 10 years was a result of Kroc not knowing the roots of OS X.

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