KolibriOS is is an operating system that fits on a single 1.44MB Floppy (many applications are compressed) and runs with 8MB of Ram !!! The surprise is that the system come with a graphical environment complete with text editors, system utilities, games, browser, media players and lots of other stuff.

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Created by linuxadmiral 8 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 26 weeks ago
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lozz's picture


8 years 26 weeks 11 hours 10 min ago


Floppy disks!

I think I've still got an old IBM external floppy drive in a box in the shed. It never got used. Can you still buy floppy disks, though?

Rhapsody's picture


8 years 26 weeks 37 min 3 sec ago


Of course you can

A few seconds on Google, and would you look at that!

Also, when my current PC ended up being built without a floppy drive (because I forgot to specify one) I ended up getting an external USB floppy drive, which I now use through a seven port external USB hub. My BIOS sees it as boot device, meaning it's as functional as any internal drive. It's also about as fast as any internal drive since the USB spec provides more than enough bandwidth, and USB is about as future proof as any port is likely to get.

Given how reliable floppy drives have proven to be in the past, I'm unlikely to ever need another drive now.