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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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GEOS and such
by petedude on Fri 25th Aug 2006 17:42 UTC
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2006-03-14

It's sad that so many people didn't know about GEOS running on Apple IIs, or that GEOS continued on into the PC era (obviously, many early AOL users probably STILL don't realize they were using GEOS).

It was a great desktop environment, and would have probably hit even loftier heights had it gained continued momentum. I remember NewDeal talking up a good talk about entering the market and taking MS on; apparently that went nowhere.

I sure wouldn't mind seeing the platform revived and continued, but the world seems to have moved on somewhat. If someone could open-source this thing, who knows what you could end up with. . .

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