Man runs 28 operating systems on one computer at the same time, including Windows, Mac, Android, and BlackBerry [Image]


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The following is the story behind this:

I got bored so I decided to see how many different OSes I could get running at once.

From left to right mostly:

  • MS DOS 6.22
  • Windows 1.01
  • Windows 2.03
  • Windows 3.1
  • Windows for Workgroups 3.11
  • Windows NT 3.51
  • Commodore 64
  • Windows 95
  • Windows NT 4
  • Android
  • Microsoft Bob
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • ChromeOS
  • OS/2 Warp 4
  • BeOS R5
  • Windows 8
  • QNX
  • Haiku
  • Ubuntu
  • Windows 98
  • Windows ME
  • MacOS 9.0.4
  • MacOS X 10.2 Jaguar
  • MacOS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Blackberry 10

And of course a Windows 7 host.

I had to run Windows 98 and Windows ME in Virtual PC since they were really difficult (I gave up) to get going in VirtualBox. I also had to disable Aero and turn almost everything off, borrow RAM from my girlfriend’s computer, as well as her monitor.. And tweak some services in Vista and Windows 8 to slim them down enough to run all of these at once.. I should probably get more than 4GB of RAM and a Core 2 Duo if I want to add any more..

Once I heard a saying “the simple minded are easily amused”. But I’d hardly call this guy, a person that is able to run 28 operating systems simultaneously on a computer with just 4GB of RAM, simple minded.

[via gilbertsmith]

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    Billy Gates says, “Utopia will make a comeback …” (Sorry, Todd, he did not mean your band.) Did I read something about repackaging the deceased at MSFT? ©2013

  • Seamus McSeamus

    This is true. I just don’t care for Ubuntu.

  • J.L.

    [@Seamus McSeamus] It sure would’ve been a lot easier running more Linux OS instead of antiquated Windows, Mac OS, QNX, and the like.

  • JMJ

    [@etim] Yeah, maybe; but now that she sees what he can do when he puts his mind to it, he won’t be able to get rid of her. ;-)

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    Ubuntu? Really?

  • etim

    “I got bored so I decided to see how many different OSes I could get running at once…”

    Dude! You’re that bored? That must be one ugly girlfriend you got there.