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

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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RE[4]: Comment by The123king
by kwan_e on Mon 11th Nov 2013 06:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by The123king"
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Do drivers really take up that much space? I'd have thought it would be the .NET runtime support.

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Ah! .Net
by shotsman on Mon 11th Nov 2013 06:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by The123king"
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that wonderful bit of MS Software.
48Mb download (V4)
200+Mb of patches to it.

Says it all really.

Isn't it time for a re-master?

(All sizes approximate)

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lucas_maximus Member since:

Used to save 4GB on the MacOSX Leopard install. So yes.

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