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Re: [SLE] new v9.2 is out-terminal question
  • From: Allen <gorebofh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 23:17:42 -0400
  • Message-id: <20041026031742.GA5156@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 11:01:35PM -0400, 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.....MickySoft had just
> started to ship Winders then. 'Had IBM only been smart enough to take a long
> look at the modified KayPros, Gates might have drifted off into obscurity
> where he deserved to be.
>
> Fred


I've used CP/M sort of. I had a shell account on a box that was suing a
CP/M emulator or something similar. It's just what gave birth too DOS
anyway ;) If MickySoft is Microsoft, does that make That place in
Washington Disneyland?


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