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Re: [SLE] new v9.2 is out-terminal question
  • From: Allen <gorebofh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 17:01:38 -0400
  • Message-id: <20041026210138.GC9084@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 10:38:50AM -0400, James Knott wrote:
> Fred Miller wrote:
> >On Monday October 25 2004 9:52 pm, James Knott wrote:
> >
> >>Allen wrote:
> >>
> >>>BASIC from what I've read was what Young Hackers used too cut their first
> >>>code. What about Assmebler? Was that used in school? I research OSs a lot
> >>>and have seen old Macs using a Hex style syntax for something. I'd love
> >>>to get my hands on some of these things. I think a 286 is about as old as
> >>>I could use though, anything passed that and I don't think I'd have an OS
> >>>that would work on it.
> >>
> >>Outside of a high school Fortran class, my first programming experience
> >>was for the Datapoint 2200, which used the same instruction set, as the
> >>Intel 8008 (the first 8 bit) microprocessor. The 2200 was originally
> >>supposed to use the 8008, but it proved to be too slow, so Datapoint
> >>built their own CPU board instead.
> >
> >
> >Most of you don't even know that there was CP/M running an NCR video
> >chipset providing 16 colors, and then we had 256 color support
> I believe the DEC Rainbow, could do that. IIRC, it ran CP/M.
> Incidentally, there was a version of CP/M, called MP/M, which supported
> multiusers. As I recall, CP/M was in many ways, more advanced than DOS.
> This is likely due to the fact the the original DOS (Seattle
> Computing's Q-DOS) was intended to be used as a hardware development
> system, until CP/M-86 became available. Then, Billy-boy, sold it to IBM
> and then having done that, proceeded to buy it from Seattle Computing.
> In short, Bill Gates sold IBM something he didn't yet own.

Yea dude, it's funny what he gets away with. Have you ever read the book
"The Complete Free BSD" ? It has a lot of this in there and is very
interesting, I like it.

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