Semi-OT: Interesting or unusual PC Compatibles?
trixter at oldskool.org
Fri Jun 29 17:25:34 CDT 2007
Liam Proven wrote:
>> > While it is not hard to get CLOSE, Truly 100% compatability would
>> > also require 100% copyright infringement.
>> Then how was Compaq able to get around it? The original Compaq is the
>> only compatible I've ever used that -- BASIC programs aside -- ran
>> everything a real 5150 would, without exception.
> I bet it didn't have a ROM BASIC, for example - so it wouldn't load
> BASIC programs from tape, like a real ib machine.
But it did have a ROM BIOS, obviously. So the question still stands.
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