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    Thank you for pointing out the article. ...

    Thank you for pointing out the article.

    https://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/2017-01-23-software-for-real-sorcerers.htm could be a starting point since it links to two emulators and has a...
  2. I think most disk caches for DOS supported EMS. I...

    I think most disk caches for DOS supported EMS. I know Smartdrv (included with DOS or Windows), PC-Kwik, Lightning, Norton Cache, and probably others did. Smartdrv sufficed for my needs.
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    http://isaotomita.net/recordings/bermuda.html...

    http://isaotomita.net/recordings/bermuda.html shows that there are two Tabel audio recordings and the first part of both should be identical. Gives what the message should be which might make it...
  4. The Jul 19, 1982 issue of Infoworld has an ad for...

    The Jul 19, 1982 issue of Infoworld has an ad for a Compupro 8086/8086 with two floppy drives system for $5395. Removing the 8086 card and dropping memory down to 64K would still leave a system at...
  5. Two serial boards seems likely: one for modem and...

    Two serial boards seems likely: one for modem and the other for the terminal though other options are possible. http://www.s100computers.com/Hardware%20Folder/IMSAI/MIO/MIO%20Board.htm The keyboard...
  6. Depended on the PB model. PB did use some very...

    Depended on the PB model. PB did use some very cheap non-standard components so planning on their replacement was necessary. Having to prepare to make sure all components were properly placed in...
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    One review at the time that showed up some of the...

    One review at the time that showed up some of the problems with WinMe can be found at https://uk.pcmag.com/first-looks/32149/microsoft-windows-me which on the whole is fairly positive but the bugs...
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    I am sure that Tandy would have incorporated...

    I am sure that Tandy would have incorporated color if color CRTs had fallen in price to close to what monochrome CRTs did. After all, the 4D was released when half-height double sided drives were...
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    Is there any information about the model of the...

    Is there any information about the model of the drive hidden inside? If it was a 40 track floppy, I would expect it to be for one of the portable computers which had all sorts serial connectors. The...
  10. The 160K/180K formats used one sector per...

    The 160K/180K formats used one sector per cluster. This means that that FAT on a 160K floppy will fit in a single sector; doubling the cluster size means the 320K will also have a single sector FAT....
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    IBM BASICA was the extensions to cassette BASIC...

    IBM BASICA was the extensions to cassette BASIC that gave the full range of abilities of MS BASIC. Some cloners did rename GW-BASIC as BASICA to keep compatibility with batch files for the IBM PC...
  12. Perhaps try...

    Perhaps try http://www.retroarchive.org/cpm/cdrom/SIMTEL/SIGM/

    though if you have a fast enough connection, you may want to download the entire CD from http://cpmarchives.classiccmp.org/ Look for...
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    The truly interesting ones were the 3" disks...

    The truly interesting ones were the 3" disks which were placed in a cardboard sleeve which was inserted into single disk jewel cases. Some of the bulk boxes even had every disk in a jewel box. Rather...
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    Being on a Facebook group makes it easier for FB...

    Being on a Facebook group makes it easier for FB to find out other identities used unless one is very careful to use a different browser for FB only with other browsers for everything else.

    Hope...
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    I don't understand the point of an imitation of...

    I don't understand the point of an imitation of the original case to house an emulator.
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    That is likely the wrong drive to get data to the...

    That is likely the wrong drive to get data to the XT. It has the same skinny track problem that the 1.2 MB drives do. Disks written on that drive may not be readable on the XT's drive.

    I believe...
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    The 8511 and 8512 were poor color monitors. I...

    The 8511 and 8512 were poor color monitors. I recommend against using either even if you can find one. The 8513 is an adequate monitor good enough for the MCGA in color modes but it is quite small. A...
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    Microsoft's first product to support multiple...

    Microsoft's first product to support multiple processors was SQL Server, asymmetrical before symmetrical. It will run loads on all the processors though not necessarily getting the optimum balance...
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    Not knowing which surface test is being used, I...

    Not knowing which surface test is being used, I can only speculate. Most of the surface test programs write a sector and then immediately read it back. Flash drives tend to cache writes in memory...
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    Other GW-BASIC collections: ...

    Other GW-BASIC collections:

    http://peyre.x10.mx/GWBASIC/ This has a readable version of Super Star Trek. Note that at 18K (tokenized) or 21K (ASCII), this is nearing the limit of what will run on...
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    In my copy of TASM 5, WIN32.INC is stored in the...

    In my copy of TASM 5, WIN32.INC is stored in the WAP sample subdirectory or as part of the WAP32.PAK on the install disks if samples were not installed.
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    The DragonDex lists two computer programs with...

    The DragonDex lists two computer programs with source code for AD&D.

    Issue 74 has a character creator whose BASIC source runs to 2.5 pages of very small print in two columns. 620 lines if the...
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    Online versions of 101 BASIC Computer Games: DEC...

    Online versions of 101 BASIC Computer Games:
    DEC version: https://archive.org/details/bitsavers_decBooks10Mar75_26006648 includes PDF
    Micro version: https://www.atariarchives.org/basicgames/ not a...
  24. The only information I can find is from an ad...

    The only information I can find is from an ad suggesting it is a super VGA card capable of 1280 x 1024.
  25. If the old computer can be networked with a new...

    If the old computer can be networked with a new computer, setting up the new computer to act as a print server and pass all printing to the USB printer is an option.
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