Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Nov 2013 00:19 UTC
QNX

This is a quick demonstration of the QNX 1.4 megabyte floppy disk demo.

QNX is an advanced, compact, real-time operating system. This demo disk, released in 1999, fits the operating system, the "Photon MicroGUI", and the HTML 3 capable Voyager Web browser all on a single 1.4 meg disk!

So far no emulator or virtualizer I have tried will run this QNX demo 100%, so this is running on real hardware. The video is captured with a VGA capture device.

QNX is one of the most intriguing operating systems of all time. This demo disk is one of those things that, even today, blows my mind. Be sure to watch through the whole video, especially the part where extensions are downloaded and run from the web, all on a single 1.44 MB floppy.

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Blast from the past
by uridium on Mon 11th Nov 2013 01:55 UTC
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2009-08-20

Heh. I'm highly amused to see this come back again. I still have it in my retro software archive. It was quite nifty in '99 ..and it's even more so in '13.

Bloat anybody?

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RE: Blast from the past
by Manuel FLURY on Mon 11th Nov 2013 09:04 in reply to "Blast from the past"
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2005-07-05

Same here, I've been impressed by this demo disk at that time, and most important : it is a realtime OS :-)

... meaning that finally who cares about the gui ?

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