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Offline Tenacious

Was GEOS developed on the C64?
« on: February 11, 2012, 09:42:12 PM »
I'm starting to thin and organize my vintage computer collection.  It's hard to enjoy the favorite few things if there is no room to set them up.

Anyway, I found a package with GEOS Ensemble 2.0.  It runs (I think) on XT class PCs and was an alternative to early Windows.  It includes a suite of productivity applications.  The system includes 7 floppies, 2 thick manuals and various pamphlets.

I was checking e-Bay for a comparative value, but, Geos seems to have disappeared into the mist of history.
 

Offline ribdevil1

Re: Was GEOS developed on the C64?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 09:49:07 PM »
Yes, the GEOS exists first for C64, but when Microsoft makes Windows 2.0, a PC version appears, you can search in google "geos for PC" and found it in wikipedia.
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Re: Was GEOS developed on the C64?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 09:54:53 PM »
Google says it was first released on C64, not if it was developed on it. Interesting note: a GEOS derivative ran on top of a DOS derivative on the old Nokia 9000 communicator. How cool is that =).

Offline mongo

Re: Was GEOS developed on the C64?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 10:39:09 PM »
Quote from: Tenacious;680216
I'm starting to thin and organize my vintage computer collection.  It's hard to enjoy the favorite few things if there is no room to set them up.

Anyway, I found a package with GEOS Ensemble 2.0.  It runs (I think) on XT class PCs and was an alternative to early Windows.  It includes a suite of productivity applications.  The system includes 7 floppies, 2 thick manuals and various pamphlets.

I was checking e-Bay for a comparative value, but, Geos seems to have disappeared into the mist of history.


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Offline LoadWB

Re: Was GEOS developed on the C64?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 11:02:16 PM »
GEOS was originally developed as a headrest-embedded computer for airlines call Sky Tray.
 

Offline ciento

Re: Was GEOS developed on the C64?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 12:31:29 AM »
There was a GeoWorks product for PCs, but it lacked an
ad campaign and revenue stream. I used it for quite some time
for quality printing on Epson laser printers.

http://toastytech.com/guis/geos12.html

edit: more info for running it today:

http://www.geos-infobase.de/ND_DOCS/276.HTM

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« Last Edit: February 12, 2012, 12:48:27 AM by ciento »