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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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"Small" OS contest
by Bobthearch on Fri 25th Aug 2006 19:14 UTC
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I suppose GEOS is considered a small OS, by those still using it today. However I'd consider it a "Failed", "Struggling", or "Abandoned" Commercial OS. I propose that TriangleOS, StormOS, ZotOS, Unununium, UnOS, etc. meet the definition for really small OSes.

Still, I like GEOS as a functional and interesting OS that can run on equipment otherwise only suitable for DOS/Windows 3. I actually have a vintage IBM computer that boots DOS (286? 386?), but don't think I have the Commodore version for my 128D.


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