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One PC, Six Hard Drives, 37 OSes!


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#1 OFFLINE   James_F

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Posted 13 October 2002 - 10:34 PM

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 OFFLINE   gcutler

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 02:17 AM

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
4900 on a SA TiVo and a 508

#3 OFFLINE   Steve Mehs

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 06:01 AM

: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 :)
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#4 OFFLINE   James_F

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 07:59 AM

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

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 08:20 AM

Originally posted by Steve Mehs
: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 :)


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 OFFLINE   Ryan

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 09:15 AM

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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