Old Os - A History
Old Os has come a long way since its beginnings as a simple little download site. Igor, our beloved founder, and all of the Old Os staff, have seen this site go through many changes, good and bad. Here, we will re-live the history that is Old Os.
When I first came to Old Os, I was looking for an old version of Microsoft Windows. Someone from the OldVersion.com forums referred me here, luckily, before my post was closed for being an illegal request.
I was truly amazed at what I saw. The red and cyan logo of the Old Os 2.0 days popped up on my monitor and the list of downloads was truly amazing, ranging from Windows 1.01 to Linux 0.99 to Microsoft Word 6.0...the list just goes on and on.
Unfortunately, there were quite a bit of server issues. I managed to grab a few files, but before I knew it, all of the download links were defunct.
Things were looking up a little bit when Old Os 3 came to be. files.oldos.org was born, some of the download links were functioning again, and things were really seeming to pick up once again. However, the download links became non-functional yet again.
Luckily for Old Os, Alex White, a forum member by the username 'littlewhitey' provided some server space for the site and the files were accessible yet again.
At this time, Old Os 3 was looking good, Old Os 4.0 was right around the corner, and the site's future looked quite good, that is, until the letter from Microsoft came.
Old Os was forced by Microsoft to remove all of the illegal files from the server. Without much of a choice, Old Os removed the abandonware files and started a new, more legitimate life.
Jason Faulkner became the administrator, Old Os 4 was born, and the rest, as they say, is history. We have been through a lot, and we are only going forward.
For nostalgic purposes, Dale Whinham was kind enough to send me the Old Os backup files he had. With these, we are now able to provide you with Old Os 2.0, 3.0, and never before seen Odyssey layouts, created by Dale himself.
Most of the below work is © Dale Whinham 2001-2003.