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Ever Heard of Inferno? (Obscure Operating Systems the World Forgot)

Operating Systems the World Forgot

We've covered nostalgic tech before. Several times. We can't help it -- everyone love a little blast from the past once in a while. So when we saw yet another list of "forgotten" operating systems (this one from Silicon Alley Insider), we just had to bring it to your attention.

The previous list (from Computer World) was populated with obscure operating systems (OS) from eras past, but all they were all ones we'd heard of (yes, most tech nerds know of Amiga and NeXTStep, even if the general public might not). Silicon Alley Insider's includes some of those knowns, but from there it branches out into far more obscure territory. For instance, no one here at SwitchedHQ has even heard of Inferno (an experimental OS developed by Bell Labs in the mid '90s) or XTS-400 (a system apparently still used by military technology).

Hit the read link for more obscure and aging computing goodness. [From: Silicon Alley Insider]

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