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Re: QNX RTOS? (Apologies for off-topic!)

It has come to my attention that on Mon, 10 May 1999, Alex Funk wrote:
>My dear old mom sent me a clipping describing the QNX RTOS, which with a
>GUI, an internet browser (with JavaScript, frames and animated GIF
>support), and a dialer, is claimed to fit on one HD floppy.
>I did the "Floppy challenge" and downloaded their zipped file from 
>The downloading, unzipping and floppy installation seemed to go
>flawlessly but produced nothing that would boot either of my fairly
>ordinary 200MHz Pentium PCs.  Not surprisingly, it didn't put any files
>on the floppy that Windoze recognized, either.
>Have any of you tried the process with better results?

Yes, when I first started playing with Linux I did this, and it was
impressive, except that the GUI was two-color only.  What more
can you expect from one floppy, though?  More impressive was
that it needed no information about my system, but instead 
auto-detected everything...

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