Our favorite "forgotten tech"—from BeOS to Zip Drives

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/08/our-favorite-forgotten-tech-from-beos-to-zip-drives/
     
  2. SirDrexl

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    Well, when I first saw the article, I figured there would be at least one thing that I consider still viable. But no.

    I don't get the big deal about that NES. By then the system was pretty much dead (or at least to me it was), and the way those A & B buttons on the controller are angled isn't good. I'll try to describe it as best I can. Some games require you to hold down a button while pressing another, like running fast and jumping in SMB. On the original NES, you'd position your thumb horizontally, so that the tip is on the left button (B), and you could keep it there while rolling it down over A. On the SNES, they'd use the left and bottom buttons (Y and B), and it was even easier to do this since your thumb is in a more natural position. The way that NES controller is angled makes it more difficult, as you have to point your thumb a little towards yourself. It's made to press just one button at a time.
     
  3. Fox Mulder

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    BeOS isn't all that forgotten! There's an open source successor called Haiku. You can also make XFCE look a lot like BeOS if you mess around enough. :p
     
  4. Judge Dee

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    That Omega game was absolutely awesome (you wrote programming for tanks).
    Except my apple lle would always run out of memory, frustrating me to no end.
     
  5. Noob

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    Interesting article, i only know like half of the hardware mentioned there.
    I guess im too young. :D
     
  6. TheWindBringeth

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    dog (SGI) & netrek... anyone?
     
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