Not abandoned, but...

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Fri Mar 6 00:38:12 CST 2009

One of the things that I'd have liked to do with my Osborne Executive is to 
put double-sided drives into it.  That single-sided nonsense was always an 
irritation.  :-)

The problem with this is that I don't know if there is a "standard" format for 
this.  Maybe what the O-3 (Vixen?) used,  perhaps?  I know that had DS drives 
in it.

One thing I'd need even if I dropped a couple of DS drives in there is to be 
able to format DS disks.  Which means I'd need source code for their 
formatting utility.

Does anybody know what happened to this stuff when Osborne went under?  Who 
bought that stuff up?  Where such source might be found?  Or if it even 

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