Old operating systems - A tour

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  1. belvdr macrumors 601

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    All,

    In case you haven't seen it, ComputerWorld has an article along with an image gallery of those long gone operating systems.

    Of particular note, a Mac OS 1.1 is shown and even GEOS from the C-64.

    A trip down memory lane....
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    That brings back memories, although I'm still not sure what ran on my dad's old SGI machines in the mid-90s ...
     
  3. arkitect macrumors 601

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    And not all of them good ones…
    :eek:

    OS/2 Warp 4. WTF was I thinking?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I never said they were good memories.
     
  5. belvdr thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah, no doubt. I remember having GEOS on my C-64 and moving the cursor with a joystick. Ouch!
     
  6. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I had just joined IBM and they were giving all employees a free copy of OS/2 Warp.

    I remember when IBM came out with the Aptiva line of PC's, and you chose which system you wanted to install on boot - Windows 95 or OS/2 Warp.

    That's when MS told IBM that they can no longer take advantage of High Volume PC Seller Windows Pricing... :eek:

    BeOS was fun too...

    NextStep was the coolest, but that's just now OS X... :D
     
  7. talkingfuture macrumors 65816

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    My favourite isn't there - RISC OS on the Acorn Archimedes!
     
  8. spinnerlys Guest

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    Thanks for the link.

    When I heard of OS/2 or BeOS, I wanted to try them, but they couldn't be bought where I lived (and I was in my teens, so traveling to somewhere else wasn't that easy).
    At least there was a Windows program, that gave me a Mac OS Menu Bar.

    Btw, does this Computerworld page also give you beachballs on recent hardware?
     
  9. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Only OS's on there I'm old enough to remember is DOS and Windows 95. I still use 95 actually, it's very quick and fairly stable for basic bitmap graphics work.
     
  10. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    I ran GEOS on my Commodore 128 as my first computer. Not a bad operating system at all. One feature I really liked was the "Dual Top" setup.
     

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