This was originally posted in comp.os.linux.development.system, but it
occurs to me that this might perhaps have been a more appropriate forum.
Here is is:
In the interests of laying out a friendly little challenge, can a Linux
system be configured to put a web browser, a web server, the OS, TCP/IP and
a windowing system on a single 1.44 Mbyte floppy disk?
QNX Software Systems Ltd. announces the QNX Demo Disk
(downloadable from http://www.qnx.com/iat/). This single 1.44
Mbyte floppy disk contains:
1. Voyager Web Browser (Full HTML 3.2, frames, tables, etc.)
2. Voyager Embedded Web Server
3. The QNX Realtime Operating System
4. TCP/IP (with PPP including CHAP/PAP support)
5. Photon microGUI Windowing System
6. A "remote control" device to simulate a TV set top box
7. An Internet Phone Dialer
8. A Graphical File Browser
9. A Graphical Text Editor
10. A Vector Graphics Animation
11. Over 180 Kbytes of HTML and image content
With this floppy disk and a desktop PC, you can browse the web or
turn that PC into a web server accessible to other computers on
To download a copy, visit the http://www.qnx.com/iat/ website.
To run the demodisk, you'll need a PC with a 386 or better, 6
Mbytes of RAM minimum, a mouse, VGA or better video and,
optionally, a modem.
A floppy drive is required, but the hard drive is not. :-)
http://www.qnx.com/~danh 175 Terence Matthews
phone: +1 (613) 591-0931 Kanata, Ontario, Canada
fax: +1 (613) 591-3579 K2M 1W8