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Re: NVIDIA FreeBSD Kernel Feature Requests, interesting info for dfly?

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 08:43:48 +0800

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.


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