DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-07
Re: NVIDIA FreeBSD Kernel Feature Requests, interesting info for dfly?
Joseph Garcia wrote:
Bill Hacker wrote:
- the snappy browser interface included with the QNX demo floppy of
many years ago.
Are you talking about that QNX enviroment that fit on just a 1.44MB
floppy? That was like 10 years ago wasn't it?
I have to admit. That thing was freaking AWESOME! It has a browser,
networking, a GUI, start bar, and a few little tools/utilities that fit
on FLOPPY! A freaking 1.44MB FLOPPY! Now-a-days you can't fit shit, or
apple-butter, on a damn 1.44MB floppy.
Yep, that thing was neat. Does QNX still do stuff like that? I guess
these days people are impressed if they get the same kind of stuff to
fit on a 32MB USB drive. Although, I bet QNX can do alot with 32MB, but
I haven't looked at what they can do in almost a decade.
Given half a century in information technology, I could fill a website with more
good ideas that have been abandoned than kept.
Part of the 'challenge' is that the focus on *n*x and 'C', or 'the one true
path' limits the scope of our vision.
A 'hull-down' or 'foxhole' mentality loses wars, too.