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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Floppy drives
by Bobthearch on Wed 13th Nov 2013 04:39 UTC
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How many people, even advanced computer users like readers of OSNews, even have floppy drives on their new computers? I'd guess most of us build our own machines, but how many have bothered recently to include a floppy drive?

Can't remember the last time I saw a laptop with a floppy drive.

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