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One PC, Six Hard Drives, 37 OSes!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by James_F, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. James_F

    James_F Damn you woman! DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Link to story...

    So how many operating systems do you have?

    Here is the list of this guys OSes... My personal favorite is seeing that he is running Dosshell. :D

    Main Menu:
    Dos 6.22 w/Dosshell
    Dos 7.0
    DR-Dos
    FreeDos
    OS/2 warp IV
    SkyOS

    Windows Menu:
    Windows 1.01
    Windows 2.03
    Windows 3.1
    Windows 95
    Windows 98 First Edition
    Windows 98 SE (2 installations - Main, Lite)
    Windows ME
    Windows XP Pro
    Windows 2000 Pro

    Unix Menu:
    AtheOS
    Syllable OS
    Aos (Bluebottle)/Oberon 2.3.6
    BeOS 5 Personal Edition
    BeOS 5 w/ Mac skin
    BeOS 5.03 Developer Edition
    QNX 6.1
    QNX 6.2
    FreeBSD
    OpenBSD
    NetBSD
    Minix

    Linux Menu:
    Storm 2000
    Immunix
    Conectiva
    Libranet
    Vector
    JBLinux
    Slackware
    Trustix
    Red Hat 7.2
    Mandrake 8.2
    Debian

    Dos Window Managers Menu:
    Tandy Deskmate
    Desktop 2
    Dos94
    Dosstart
    Egress
    Gaze
    Glance
    IconDOs
    Iconshell
    QBfos99
    Iconshell 2.1
    xgui 3
    xgui 4
    MAcShell
    MilleniumOS
    XTos
     
  2. gcutler

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    I doubt that guy is going for produtivity, as many of those OSes have been obsolete for years...

    Until recently, I had on one machine (but with a 20GB & 80GB drive)

    Win2K Pro
    Win2K Adv Svr
    Redhat Linux 7.3
    Mandrake Linux 8.2

    I also had Caldera Linux as well for a day or so but figured that was overkill. I blew away the whole set of drives and now just have Win2K Adv Svr with Domino/Notes 6.00 on it.

    In the Past I had on one machine (A 486/50 I believe with 8MB ram???)

    Dos 6
    OS/2 Warp
    NT 4 (or was it 3.51?) SVR
    NT 4 (or was it 3.51?) Wkstn
    Netware 3.12
    Slackware Linux
     
  3. Steve Mehs

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    :eek: Holy crap. Most I ever had was 2 OSes on one machine and that's how it came from the factory. My IBM orginally came with WIN3.1 and OS/2 Warp (oh yeah and DOS 9). A year later I borrowed the WIN95 and nixed 3.1 and OS/2. Best move I ever made :)
     
  4. James_F

    James_F Damn you woman! DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Not to mention most of the aren't Y2K compliant... :D
     
  5. gcutler

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    Technically Win 1, 2, and 3.x (as well as Windows for Workgroup) were not Operating Systems (more Operating Environments) as they were add-ons, and were not bootable OSes like DOS or Win9x or Warp were. Was that a real version of DOS or just the DOS window under Warp. :p
     
  6. Ryan

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    I attended Linux Expo last winter in NYC. They hold a 'family-fued' style trivia game one evening.

    The final question for the panels was to come up with a list of 13 or 15 (I forget) linus distros not including the big names in industry.

    So you could probaby get 20 - 30 linux distros on one box before you even started looking at Windows, DOS, etc.
     

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