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Abandonware OS!

Unread post by bones » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:54 pm

Fire up your favorite abandonware OS from the past: talk, scrot, hack, go!

https://winworldpc.com/library/

During the next week for me:

* BeOS 5.0 Professional (one of my personal favorites, I even had the BeOS Bible by Scot Hacker)
* Mac OS X Server 1.2, a.k.a. "Rhapsody": Classic Mac OS interface, but *NIX underneath! Without the Quartzy, Docky awfulness!
* NeXTSTEP 3.3.7
* OpenSTEP 4.2 Enterprise

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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by Dr_Chroot » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:20 pm

*drools* Wow, bones! I haven't even thought of digging around for abandonware! I might try tossing QEMU on Fedora and seeing what I can do :D This is the stuff wet dreams are made of. I read about HP-UX in The New Hackers Dictionary and would love to try it out...
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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by chilli » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:24 am

I liked BeOS a lot. I think I once wrote a poem about gl_teapot.

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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by wuxmedia » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:29 am

Hmm, does crunchbang count :p

MacOS X server sounds nice :)
Would love to run Amiga OS - needs a m68k of course...
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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by ivanovnegro » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:18 pm

Windows Vista, is it abandoned? :) Was my first OS on my first laptop.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista

It did not last long. The laptop yes.

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Unread post by wuxmedia » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:26 pm

^ hope not, wife's lappy is still running it :)
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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by bones » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:50 pm

And so, the first abandonware scrot! Mac OSX Server 1.2, installed on a Blue & White G3 tower...
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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by pidsley » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:59 pm

I have posted this scrot before, but here it is again. SourceMage Linux. They are still on Distrowatch, and still have a web site and IRC channel, but as far as I can tell they have not released a new version since 2009. There is no date in this scrot, but the file is dated 2012, and the 3.5.2 kernel would have been new then (August 2012).

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I installed this back when I would try just about anything (oh wait, I still do that.) I was still experimenting with kernels and was actually amazed that I got it running at all. It did not survive updating, but it was interesting while it lasted. I blame gutterslob for mentioning sorcerer (when sunfizz was being stupid about how he neded a challenge because everything was too easy to install.) But gutterslob also introduced me to evilwm, sithwm, and cwm, so I forgive him.

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Unread post by wuxmedia » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:33 am

bones wrote:installed on a Blue & White G3 tower...
That's it! theres an old G4 quicksilver looking sad in the warehouse here - that's still m68k - just...
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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by bones » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:47 pm

No, that is OmniWeb! Omni Group had already been writing software for NeXTStep, so their browser was ready to go with Rhapsody/OS X. There is also the Mac OS 9 compatibility layer, called "Blue Box," so I can run OS 9 and it's apps.

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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by GekkoP » Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:40 pm

@Pidsley: I hadn't ever heard of that...

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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by darry1966 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:27 pm

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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by simgin » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:47 pm

Nope never heard of it o.O
If in doubt click, the massive EXIT at the top left corner, if anyone missed it :D
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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by maso » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:58 pm

An online emulator of my first computer:

http://www.zx81stuff.org.uk/zx81/jtyone.html

ZX81 was the British version; in the US it was marketed as the Timex Sinclair 1000.

Membrane keyboard and 2K on-board ram. I had the 16k ram expansion pack, which allowed play of a side-scrolling shooting spaceship game. Programs were stored on *cassette tapes*.
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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by darry1966 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:17 pm

simgin wrote:Nope never heard of it o.O
If in doubt click, the massive EXIT at the top left corner, if anyone missed it :D
Was 16bit - yep blocky graphics yep take yr point about the big button - have to be prettty short sighted to miss that. That graphic is actually how big the interface was.

Had it installed on a 286.
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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by darry1966 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:21 pm

maso wrote:An online emulator of my first computer:

http://www.zx81stuff.org.uk/zx81/jtyone.html

ZX81 was the British version; in the US it was marketed as the Timex Sinclair 1000.

Membrane keyboard and 2K on-board ram. I had the 16k ram expansion pack, which allowed play of a side-scrolling shooting spaceship game. Programs were stored on *cassette tapes*.
Thats awesome - loved those membrane keys.

Ok here is another memory https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/le ... come-again
http://www.myabandonware.com/game/leisu ... izards-2wt
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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by ChefIronBelly » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:57 pm

yes to GEOWORKS trying to remember the machine and the situation I was running it. I believe the first versions of AOL used it as a operating system it came on there install CD. The next version was windows compatible and the end of that story.

Back then there were a few services before the web took off. I used Compuserve and GE Prodigy and I think they were ran on DOS. Ah the good old days when you would spend 20 minutes downloading to see a pair of tits.
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Unread post by machinebacon » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:55 pm

..gnutella..

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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by bones » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:26 pm

For fun, I decided to install OpenSolaris 2009.6 this morning...

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Re: Abandonware OS!

Unread post by wuxmedia » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:19 pm

how is it?
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