Semi-OT: Interesting or unusual PC Compatibles?
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jun 26 18:05:55 CDT 2007
On Jun 26, 2007, at 11:14 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> How about the SGI Visual Workstations?
> Also lovely machines. Beautiful design & build. Not very
> PC-compatible, but ran Windows NT.
They are pretty machines, most definitely.
In the "odd PCs" department, I have to mention the Seequa
Chameleon. It has an 8088 and a Z80, so it can run DOS, CP/M-80, or
CP/M-86. A friend and mentor had one when I was in my teens
(mid-1980s) and I got to use it a fair bit. I really liked it. The
display (green) was bright and sharp, and the keyboard had a nice
feel. As a "luggable", the mechanical design was similar to that of
the Kaypro systems, but if memory serves, it was slightly smaller. A
good machine overall. I hope to have one here someday; that will
certainly bring back some memories.
Port Charlotte, FL
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