"So now that we're more than 30 years into the era of the
personal computer, Computerworld writers and editors, like all
technology aficionados, find ourselves with lots of memories and
reactions to the operating systems of yesteryear. We have said
goodbye to some of them with regret. (So long, AmigaOS!) Some of
them we tossed carelessly aside. (Adios, Windows Me!) Some, we
threw out with great force. (Don't let the door hit you on the way
out, MS-DOS 4.0!)
"Today we want to honor a handful of the most memorable
operating systems and interfaces that have graced our desktops over
the years. Some of them lasted for years. Some of them had
remarkably short lives but inspired trends that we are benefiting
from to this day. And a few of them ... well, they were just cool
"The world may have left these operating systems behind, but
some of us didn't. A few die-hards are hanging onto ancient
hardware just to keep those beloved operating systems running.
Others have reverse-engineered the OS code in open-source projects.
And some of us still have those old Install disks, waiting for the
right computer to come along so we can relive those days of
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