Gates Foundation Gives $15 Million to Computer History Museum
jhoger at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 17:51:51 CDT 2005
On 10/17/05, John Allain <allain at panix.com> wrote:
> ...$15 Million to Computer History Museum
> As a percentage of Computer Museum budgetry it's probably 50% of all the
> money spent on Computer Museums. Ever. Worldwide.
Since Microsoft owns some of the important bits in computing history, it
would be nice if they would allow us all to make copies of the old ROMs.
Someone on the Model 100 list asked about free licensing for the TRS-80
Model 100 ROM, and Microsoft legal said no since code from it may still be
used in existing products.
We all knew it... Windows is so slow because so much of it is 8085 code run
in an emulator subsystem...
As it is our Remem memory upgrade is going to require a manual step from the
user to rip and install their ROMs.
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