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    OS on a floppy, MenuetOS

    amazing:

    Features: - pre-emptive multitasking, multithreading, ring-3 protection
    - graphical UI with 16 M colours up to 1280x1024
    - faster programming language than in Win, Linux, ..
    - ide: editor/compiler for assembly kernel and applications
    - kernel and application sources included (GPL)
    - TCP/IP stack with PPP & Ethernet drivers
    - http/mp3/email servers, 3D maze
    - free-form, skinnable application windows
    - hard real-time data fetch
    - fits in a single floppy !

    visit http://www.menuetos.org/ for more information.

    amazing

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    I just tested it, looks pretty good for a OS on a floppy, has a lot of neat tools to play around with too. Only problem is my mouse didn't work, so i experimented and i had to hold down ctrl and move the mouse with the arrow keys (was slow), ctrl + space is a click (for those who want to try out the OS and may have the same mouse problems as me ).

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    I like little toys like that.. maybe I'll "give it a go".. thanks M8..

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    thanks for that memory i will download it
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    I've seen a lot of floppy sized operating systems, can't believe this one fits
    Thx for sharing
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    Menuet doesn't need hard disk's for booting nor running. However Menuet CAN
    access the hard drive (not by default) and can do serious damage if improperly
    used or even when used properly.
    that sounds a bit worrying esp as the first run instructions tell you to ::

    Make a backup of everything or remove hd's from your machine.
    o_O

    v_Ln

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    i have seen a ton of floppy based os's but none of them had this much depth...i am pretty impressed actually... most of them were either mostly textbased or had less features then this one.
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    i'm impressed too, i told some guys ins school and they didnt believe me untill i put the floppy inside one of our servers. Now everybody wants a copy, maybe it's not powerfull but you sure can impress people with it.

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    i have seen a ton of floppy based os's but none of them had this much depth...i am pretty impressed actually... most of them were either mostly textbased or had less features then this one.
    Hah i never heard of a OS on a floppy and im still impresed
    havent tried it out yet cause im working on this Nero Burning Rom ****...but ill take a look later on thanks dude
    peace

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    there's a few linux OS's available on a floppy.. here's a nice article talking about a couple of them.
    http://www.linuxorbit.com/modules.ph...icle&artid=492

    have you heard of LOAF ? no, not meatloaf..
    http://www.linuxdevices.com/links/LK8414188089.html

    here's a good list of mini *nix distros..
    http://dilbert.physast.uga.edu/~andy/minilinux.html

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