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[7]: Comment by The123king
by JAlexoid on Mon 11th Nov 2013 17:55 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by The123king"
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Most of those 178mb are various GUIs and support for several dozen of GPUs.
Art-works and libraries would explain it.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

I was more commenting on these things can quickly add up.

I couldn't believe it when my 5 page web app was at about 3000 files (I use libraries a lot, due to time constraints) and 11mb in size (though the actual page load was quite light ... lots of server side stuff).

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