Ancient 8086/80286 unixes?
lproven at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 10:04:30 CDT 2007
Er. I found this difficult to follow...
On 09/09/2007, dwight elvey <dkelvey at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I had a chance to ask Faggin why he did finish the math coprocessor
You mean, "didn't"?
> for the Z8000's. He stated that the handwriting was quite clear.
(Z8000s. No apostrophes on plurals. Not even on numbers. None, ever.)
> The 8086 would soon dominate. I wasn't worth the effort to get the
> math coprocessor working.
> Other than the addressing, the Z8000 had a nice register arangement.
> It was much closer to a RISC than the 8086 ever was.
> I still have a couple of NA2000 series boards. This was another National
> start and drop.
> These has the 800 processor as dies on a PC board with other components.
I don't meant to nitpick - the corrections in parentheses did not
impede my comprehension. The ones outside them, though, *did*. I
suggest taking just a few more seconds over a post?
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