IBM PC hacking
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 14 18:19:13 CDT 2005
--- jim stephens <jwstephens at msm.umr.edu> wrote:
> This auction is for a "zukerboard" 576K mem
> expansion. 6801436037.
> I remember the hype for zucker that they were going
> to wreck the
IIRC, that board was one of many multi multi-function
cards. Everything including the kitchen sink. The
original PC had 5 slots, as did some clones (Tandy
1000 comes to mind). So it was advantageous to have
every bloody thing you needed on one card if possible.
Again, iirc, the zukerboard or whatever was sort of
cheapo. Don't quote me.
> I know of at least Zucker, Tecmar (marty tech, I
> don't remember marty's
> last name, but he was some sort of PHD ohio type, I
There were a bunch, even into the (late) EGA days
(you could get 800 x 600 and maybe better with some
cards, as long as you had a multisync monitor). Don't
forget the overseas types which didn't carry any
particular vendor's name.
> I remember a little shop here in Santa Ana which had
> the first clone of
> the IBM PC. It was a single board which had 640k
> memory, allowed
> using 64k memories, instead of the 16K memory that
> the PC and XT
> earlier models used.
Um, care to dig up some research on that? The FIRST
clone??? Get back to us, ay? *lol*
> But once someone had them in the 2716's, it was easy
> to get them
> running in your superboard.
Dvorak wrote in his column that there was piracy of
this sort on a grand scale...across the border. You
figure out which border I'm talking about. tee hee
> Maybe others of you can recall expansion card
> makers, of such
> things as serial, parallel, memory, floppy, then
> hard drive, etc.
I find the 400 line graphic cards the most
interesting. Sigma 400, STB, Tecmar, Taxan, and others
made them. Then there's IBM's PGA card. I have a
similar card made by Vermont Microsystems. Takes up 2
slots, and has an onboard 80186. Works the last time I
tried it, but probably impossible to find drivers or
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