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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RE[6]: Comment by The123king
by Drumhellar on Mon 11th Nov 2013 18:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by The123king"
Drumhellar
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Fast/reliable connections aren't always available, just as the Windows CD isn't always available.

Plus, a lot of users might not know to go to the Internet when their printer, or some random USB device, doesn't work.

I'd wager that these use cases are far, far more common than "Boy, I wish I had that extra 4 gigs, since the use of that space bothers me aesthetically."

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