Semi-OT: Interesting or unusual PC Compatibles?
cclist at sydex.com
Wed Jun 27 11:26:03 CDT 2007
For "near-PC-compatibles", how about the Eagle 1600, Olympia People,
Apricot--and did anyone mention the HP 110?
The Eagle is interesting in that it shares some peripherals with the
earlier Eagle 8-bit CP/M systems. There were later PC-compatible
Eagles, like the "Eagle PC" and the "Espirit" luggable. At one time,
very popular systems.
Most of the 8-bit Eagle systems shipped with Spellbinder word
processing software; something that I thought would give WordStar a
run for its money. The machines were generally very easy to use
(Want to add a hard disk? Just plug it in) and well-constructed with
attractive price points.
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