Semi-OT: Interesting or unusual PC Compatibles?

Jim Leonard trixter at oldskool.org
Sun Jul 1 21:01:31 CDT 2007


Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Well, that may be, but I've heard an alternate version from a ex-
> Compaq employee that says that it's only partially accurate.  
> According to this fellow, the first team (the "dirty" group) never 
> looked at the source code for the BIOS, but wrote their spec by 
> "black boxing" BIOS functions.  That would be considerably harder to 
> do, I'd think.

Yes, and would take considerably longer than a year, I'd imagine.
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