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    According to Jack Sams, MS had offered to direct...

    According to Jack Sams, MS had offered to direct IBM to SCP so IBM could purchase from SCP leaving MS out of the OS design challenge completely. IBM didn't want the hassle of taking over SCP-DOS so...
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    There was Tiny BASIC which got used in a number...

    There was Tiny BASIC which got used in a number of systems including SWTPC. Bigger companies with a BASIC in ROM included HP (with 9800) and IBM (with the 5100). Someone probably would have done a...
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    I would suggest running a verification over all...

    I would suggest running a verification over all the files that were copied to the CD. If there are two files with errors for the recorded date in the directory, there might be other errors in the...
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    DOS 6.22 makes it easier to set up multiple boot...

    DOS 6.22 makes it easier to set up multiple boot options. 6.22 has a number of extra utilities and disk compression.

    The initial release of DOS 5 has a serious bug with drives using a 256 sector...
  5. The formal description of the CALL 5 interface...

    The formal description of the CALL 5 interface can be found on page 1-28 of the Microsoft Programmers Reference Manual for MSDOS 2.0 under the heading CP/M(R)-Compatible Calling Sequence. Takes up...
  6. What follows should be the last update for this....

    What follows should be the last update for this.
    Code changes:one more S( changed to the correct $(; wordwrap set to line width variable instead of hard coded based on 80 character lines - if the...
  7. The best use of EMS 4 with Windows 2 is with...

    The best use of EMS 4 with Windows 2 is with large page frames. But Windows 2 will make use of additional small page frames to load additional code, effectively equivalent to what happens when...
  8. Thank you. Seems that all the OCR induced errors...

    Thank you. Seems that all the OCR induced errors have been corrected. I will finish off the thread with an updated draft once I correct what seems to be a coding error in the tab expansion code from...
  9. Lotus 1-2-3 2.x runs find on a XT class machine...

    Lotus 1-2-3 2.x runs find on a XT class machine and is the defining software for EMS 3.2 data usage. There were a number of disk caches like Microsoft's Smartdrv that used EMS. Don't forget EMS for a...
  10. Thread: TI 99/4a

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    TI had a prototype variation on the TI-99 design...

    TI had a prototype variation on the TI-99 design that used a Z-80 processor which would have been a much lower cost option and better suited to the market being targeted. I think with normal memory...
  11. I found a few more errors including a missing...

    I found a few more errors including a missing line caused by the OCR having the same line number twice. However, it seems to work completely and it runs under simulated Cassette BASIC. Thank you for...
  12. Anything that was already prepared will be...

    Anything that was already prepared will be appreciated but please don't put effort into assisting me. I am just looking for a few simple business applications that I can hack down to run within the...
  13. My apologies. Completely missed that this was...

    My apologies. Completely missed that this was posted. Thank you. Few minor corrections like some of the dollar signs were turned into S but I should be well on my way to testing it out.
  14. There were a couple of hard card slices announced...

    There were a couple of hard card slices announced in 1986 and the hard drive adapter slice described http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?69147-IDE-hard-drive-on-an-IBM-PC-Convertible which...
  15. Thread: TI 99/4a

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    Goto...

    Goto http://harmlesslion.com/cgi-bin/onesoft.cgi?1 and download an emulator. Decide if anything is interesting enough to be worth pursuing on real hardware.

    TI-99/4A always seemed to offer a lot...
  16. Do you have a shorter link for the podcast? The...

    Do you have a shorter link for the podcast? The default shortening of links isn't expanding correctly and I can't hit a search term that lets me find it.
  17. January 1983 pages 64, 66, 69, and 70. Other...

    January 1983 pages 64, 66, 69, and 70. Other pages between are ads. Title is " IBM's MVP (Most Valuable Program)"
  18. Looking for source code from Kilobaud Magazine.

    Does anyone know of a source for source code presented in Kilobaud or Microcomputing magazine? While I could retype it, the online copies are a challenge to read.

    The actual article I am looking...
  19. Thread: DESQView 2.x

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    The 386 support is much better. VGA and EGA...

    The 386 support is much better.

    VGA and EGA graphical modes are supported. I think in one of the last revisions, 640x480 VGA programs can be run inside a window on the desktop instead of paused...
  20. Even the PS/2 Model 30 had the problem of the...

    Even the PS/2 Model 30 had the problem of the wrong way floppy controller. I think a combination of improved compatibility especially with video cards and the development of the AT causing developers...
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    It is a bit favorable to AMD since the FX-8350...

    It is a bit favorable to AMD since the FX-8350 (Piledriver) is used not the FX-8150 (Bulldozer). A tiny improvement in IPC coupled an increase in clock speed (from 3.6 GHz to 4.0 GHz) and much...
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    5 heads was possible for a drive using the...

    5 heads was possible for a drive using the remaining side for servo tracks which seems to be the case for some Tandon drives. See...
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    The 8-core Piledriver mentioned in charts only...

    The 8-core Piledriver mentioned in charts only matched the performance of the 4 core i7 in heavily threaded work loads. The two problems for Piledriver were the power consumption of 125w versus 77w...
  24. Great proof of concept.

    Great proof of concept.
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    Which version of OS/2 are you planning on using?...

    Which version of OS/2 are you planning on using? I will presume Warp 4 though the results are the same after installing fixpacks on Warp 3. Warp 4 just bundled patches for Warp 3 plus the optional...
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