What are the really unusual or weird computers?
classiccmp at memory-alpha.org.uk
Sun Jul 1 17:44:35 CDT 2007
>>....The earlier assertion that it was miles away from an IBM PC
>>just isn't true....
Oh, but it is....just take a look at the Apricot Technical Reference manual.
> Thinking about it more, my statement about peripherals might be
>stretching it. I don't *recall* any problems with 3rd party
>peripherals like modems and whatnot....
Well, the Apricots had a bog standard RS232 connector and the printer
interface was standard "Centronics" (though it used a female Centronics
connector rather than a DB-25 as many other machines used).
Also, since the thing didn't have an ISA bus, any internal expansion options
would be designed specifically for the "Apricot bus" and have the
>....The F1 doesn't look like it has compatible connectors for standard
>PC peripherals, but ISTR that the Xi *did* have ISA slots....
No, the "F" series machines use the same "Apricot" expansion bus as the
earlier PC & Xi and the later Xen series.
The first Apricot machine to have an ISA bus inside was the "Xen-i", which
was also Apricot's first (mostly) IBM compatible machine.
>....The F1 wasn't intended to be expanded very much....
That's because the "F" series machines were primarily intended to be "home"
TTFN - Pete.
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