By Harry McCracken | Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm
Some people define “PC” as “an x86 computer running Microsoft Windows.” Me, I’ve always preferred a far looser definition–even in the days when Windows’ market share seemed to be heading for 99.99999999%.
So I’m tickled by the latest piece by our chronicler of the odd and arcane, Benj Edwards. He’s found a dozen extant PC operating systems that aren’t from Microsoft, Apple, or the Linux community–all extreme underdogs, and all fascinating. (They include modern versions of OS/2, Be, and other OSes of days past, as well as all-new efforts.) I may never run any of them, but I’m glad they exist.