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[8]: LOL
by kwan_e on Tue 12th Nov 2013 10:51 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: LOL"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

kwan_e,

"A lighthearted comment that assumed someone would have missed the bleedingly obvious."

This still doesn't warrant the earlier response... but no biggie. We good?


Well, I didn't think my earlier response was all that bad. Lighthearted, even.

You said those people who upvoted the comment missed the bleedingly obvious.

So I said those people who upvoted the comment probably took that into account already and didn't think they needed to spell out the blindingly obvious - or as my mother likes to say: "draw intestines on a stick figure" - and thus generally more intelligent than you gave them credit for.

Maybe not as lighthearted as yours, but warranted.

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RE[9]: LOL
by Alfman on Tue 12th Nov 2013 18:18 in reply to "RE[8]: LOL"
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2011-01-28

kwan_e,

"Maybe not as lighthearted as yours, but warranted."

Ad hominem attacks are never warranted.

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RE[10]: LOL
by kwan_e on Tue 12th Nov 2013 22:37 in reply to "RE[9]: LOL"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

So you're saying the people who upvoted my comment were not more intelligent than you gave them credit for? Isn't that an ad hominem attack?

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