>>Go to http://www.qnx.com/iat and download their demo disk *now*. :)
>>It is absolutely amazing...
> The windowing system is, yes.
> I can build a 1.44mb floppy that will do much the same with Linux (if
> I could be bothered to figure out compressed filesystems :-) but it
> would take a lot of work to update MGR and port a modern browser onto
If you ever make a "Linux Demo" in a form like QNX has (only a little more
functional, like including Telnet :-) that fits on one floppy that can be
as easily as the QNX demo, would you please email me?
I mean, really, it would be great to have something like this. I am a
to learning Linux, and some of the biggest hurdles are a) getting used to
handles files, filesystems, etc. compared to DOS/Winx, and b) having a
easy way to "migrate" to Linux.
A disk that can be downloaded off the Internet, unzipped locally, and have
file run to create a boot floppy and can then reboot to run a
setup of Linux would be a real boon not only as a "training tool" but as a
advocating the use of Linux...just go up to someone who you've been talking
about the virtues of Linux and give'm a copy of the boot floppy and let'm
have a try
at it themselves, without ever harming their current setup in any way,
shape, or form.
Now *that* is something I'd like to see...with or without a "modern
browser"; I'd like
to see a Linux boot floppy that would have the potential to be inserted
into a computer
on a network and make a powerful workstation, with the ability (even if
cli...I've always liked Pine :-) to do telnetting, email, etc...but still
be able to be
used in a standalone system with some things to show Linux off a little in