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asifnaz
May 14th, 2012, 09:15 PM
I have a spare PC pentium 3 with 256 ram . I want to shock my friends by installing some weird OS on it .

And I want it to do some basic tasks , connect to internet listen to mp3 songs etc

suggest me some OSes (no Linux or BSD as they are common in my campus)

thank you

Temüjin
May 14th, 2012, 09:18 PM
http://haiku-os.org/

lykwydchykyn
May 14th, 2012, 09:19 PM
You could try an AROS distribution, like Icaros. I did a review of it here:
http://www.alandmoore.com/blog/2012/04/21/icaros-desktop-1-4/

There's Syllable, though on the surface it doesn't look much different than some random LXDE distribution (quite a different beast under the hood).

And of course, the new fav of the fringe OS crowd, Haiku.

eriktheblu
May 14th, 2012, 10:59 PM
MS Bob

oldos2er
May 15th, 2012, 02:10 AM
eComStation, ecomstation.org

zombifier25
May 15th, 2012, 06:54 AM
MS Bob
+infinity

Paqman
May 15th, 2012, 07:16 AM
MS Bob

Running on OS2.

StephanG
May 15th, 2012, 07:23 AM
I'd say go with Linpus-Lite. It's desktop is definitely "weird".

asifnaz
May 15th, 2012, 09:53 AM
http://haiku-os.org/


This OS is fairly talked about . I use it on a 12 year old IBM thinkpad . It looks so cool on that machine even if it is still an alpha (the machine had win 98 installed )

Erik1984
May 15th, 2012, 09:56 AM
MS Bob

It's a shame MS Bob was discontinued :P Is it ever attempted to create something like MS Bob for Linux?

darth62969
May 15th, 2012, 05:04 PM
go back to something like windows 1 or older make it historic...

BrokenKingpin
May 15th, 2012, 06:21 PM
You could try an AROS distribution, like Icaros. I did a review of it here:
http://www.alandmoore.com/blog/2012/04/21/icaros-desktop-1-4/

If you don't want to go with Haiku, then I would also recommend AROS. The Linux Action Show guys did a review on it a few months back... looks pretty cool.

http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/10141/aros-broadway-las-s17e07/

Adam_GUI
May 15th, 2012, 07:39 PM
Plan 9 OS: From Bell Labs! (http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9/index.html)

I tried to use it once--forever ago. I can't make heads or tales of most anything on screen.

Temüjin
May 15th, 2012, 08:34 PM
There's always Debian Hurd if you like CLI/ncurses environments.

georgelappies
May 15th, 2012, 08:36 PM
Plan 9 OS: From Bell Labs! (http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9/index.html)

I tried to use it once--forever ago. I can't make heads or tales of most anything on screen.

It does look weird indeed! Some research OS

Rodney9
May 15th, 2012, 09:00 PM
http://www.freedos.org/

drawkcab
May 16th, 2012, 02:37 AM
MS Bob

OMG! :confused: :( :lolflag:

IWantFroyo
May 16th, 2012, 02:41 AM
MS Bob

That would certainly get some laughs.

asifnaz
May 16th, 2012, 10:09 AM
I wonder nobody mentioned

Minix 3

Or

React OS

It is in development (version 0.312). It mimics Windows in every possible way and is compatible with Windows applications/drivers. But it has better security. Good for those who are average users familiar only with Windows

what about

OpenSolaris/OpenIndiana..???

Adam_GUI
May 16th, 2012, 06:21 PM
I was under the impression that the goal was an odd User Interface.

CDE is empty, I'll give it that.
React's Start menu clone would be deceptive, but familiar.
Is OpenIndiana giving an option other than Sun's old CDE or Java-fused Gnome?

CharlesA
May 16th, 2012, 06:26 PM
MS Bob
This. Totally.

asifnaz
May 16th, 2012, 07:36 PM
I was under the impression that the goal was an odd User Interface.



Odd UI but Odd OS as well

ubiquitin.jf
May 16th, 2012, 08:57 PM
Magic Desktop (http://www.magicdesktop.com/en/), perhaps?

Henkdroid
May 17th, 2012, 01:03 AM
Angstrom!

darth62969
May 18th, 2012, 01:53 AM
ill say this again... but differently... DOS

asifnaz
May 18th, 2012, 09:14 AM
MikeOS . Safest and most stable Desktop on planet ;)