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Wed Nov 22 18:18:06 CST 2006
On 23 Nov 2006 at 12:09, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> I think it's because it was the first home computer that could run two
> OSs *at the same time* -- ISTR there was a way to run an MS-DOS and an
> Amiga OS program at the same time.
I've got a board that plugs into a 5150 (as a display adapter) and
takes the MDA display and combines it with RS-232 data coming in
from an external system and formats the display as split-screen on a
VT220 terminal (the board also plugs into the 5150's keyboard port).
There's no software that comes with the board--all of the smarts are
on the board in the form of a Z80 sharing display RAM with the 5150.
Were there any good reason any of the coprocessor boards for the
Apple ][ couldn't have been time-sliced with the main 6502?
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