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[5]: Comment by The123king
by Fergy on Tue 12th Nov 2013 09:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by The123king"
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I have several hardrives that have a Terabyte's worth of space each, I have a internet connection that can download a DVD within about 20 minutes.

Given this situation, I would rather they package as much as possible into the OS from the go then having to constantly nag me for the install DVD.

Weird how your argument refutes your own point. Your internet connection is 3+MB/s. The software you need is probably less than 100MB which is 30 seconds of downloadtime. At best you gain 30 seconds of precious time by having everything you ever might need installed and updated.

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