10 Promising But Never Known Operating Systems

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 13:50 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: PCs of today are ruled by Windows and OS X, Smartphones by Android and iOS; what about rest? Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 are fighting hard for a share in mobile arena while there are no prominent OS to take on with leaders in PC arena.

Before Android and iOS it was BlackBerry and Symbian that ruled the roost. While BlackBerry lost its sheen over the time, Symbian ended up in coffin. Similarly there were many promising OSs that tried to make a mark in computing world, but failed terribily.

Read on to know 10 operating systems that were forgotten with time as compiled by Business Insider.

#10 AmigaOS

Year created: 1985
Company: Commodore

AmigaOS is the proprietary native operating system of the Amiga personal computer. It was developed first by Commodore International and introduced with the launch of the first Amiga, the Amiga 1000, in 1985. It is a single-user operating system based on a preemptive multitasking kernel, called Exec. It includes an abstraction of the Amiga's hardware, a disk operating system called AmigaDOS, a windowing system API called Intuition and a desktop file manager called Workbench.

“It made Macintosh seem antiquated and the PC Paleolithic. Fortunately for Apple and Microsoft, Commodore had absolutely no idea what they were doing,” Ars Technica, the technology magazine stated.

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