Multi-platform distribution format (Was: Backups [was
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Mon Sep 21 00:39:03 CDT 2015
On 09/20/2015 08:48 PM, ben wrote:
> OS/9 was nice for the 6809 but all I had was 1 floppy with the COCO
> II. Ben.
Before I got a (dual) floppy drive with my personal system, I used a
Techtran dual cassette drive. One side was read-write, the other was
read-only. It was intended as a substitute for traditional paper tape
systems. Really nice, with high-speed search, filemarks and
read-reverse. Speeds to 9600 bps serial. It had some fairly
sophisticated command support--you could do an entire tape or just a
file copy with a single command.
I wrote my own operating system of a sort for it and got a lot of work
done until I got my floppies going (I used Don Tarbell's controller,
which I still have).
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