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How Old Are You? 12?

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on May 20, 2006 10:48 PM
Back in the day did you have a full GUI on that single floppy disk?

What are you, 12? Of course they had a GUI. Tools like Norton Disk Doctor, Partition Magic and Ghost all worked from DOS diskettes with GUI interfaces and mouse support.

Further more, they were so small, you could fit two and perhaps even all three of them on a single bootable 1.44MB floppy diskette.

<tt>parted</tt> uses:
<tt>parted 48K
libparted 310K
libuuid 9.5K
libreadline 182K
libdl 13K
libncurses 284K

Total: 846K</tt>

And we haven't even touched the GUI yet. Throw in <tt>libgtk</tt> at 1.2 MB and all its supporting libraries and it's tough to compare these to any of the not so old DOS apps.


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