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[7]: LOL
by tylerdurden on Tue 12th Nov 2013 04:24 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: LOL"
tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

This is an open discussion forum, with multiple people involved. I don't need your permission to post wherever I feel necessary. I was simply pointing out the both of you were going off on OSX while I had never mentioned it, and I was simply providing the context that there is more to Mach than just Apple's OS.

For what it is worth Mach is a 3-decade old project, so obviously it is of little relevance TODAY. But it was the basis for a few commercial and academic OSes. So it definitively went places, which is why I was pointing out that you including them in the list of failed microkernels was a bit uninformed.

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RE[8]: LOL
by kwan_e on Tue 12th Nov 2013 07:49 in reply to "RE[7]: LOL"
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2007-02-18

For what it is worth Mach is a 3-decade old project, so obviously it is of little relevance TODAY.


you including them in the list of failed microkernels was a bit uninformed.


I'll just let this little bit of cognitive dissonance sink in, shall I?

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RE[9]: LOL
by tylerdurden on Tue 12th Nov 2013 17:47 in reply to "RE[8]: LOL"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

So basically you think that old == failure. I see what the problem is; your comprehension skills are basically nil. Which would explain things, I guess.

I was simply pointing out that Mach is a very old project, it did its thing, it had a lot of influence in the field, and a bunch of products sprung out of it. You know, the opposite of being a failure. 3 decades in the computing field are an eternity however, and a lot has happened since then.

Do you get it now, or do I have to write more slowly?

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