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 Bobthearch on Mon 11th Nov 2013 21:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by The123king"
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Was writable LiveCD technology common then at all? What OSs allowed that?

Are you referring to InCD, allowing for the use of CD-RW disks like a floppy or flash drive?

As far as I know there were no CD-based operating system distributions that used that or similar. Some, however, could load configuration files and user settings from a floppy.

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