What are the really unusual or weird computers?
cisin at xenosoft.com
Fri Jun 29 20:35:30 CDT 2007
On Fri, 29 Jun 2007, Dave McGuire wrote:
> Ahh yes I remember that...I had an XT clone for a while (an 8MHz
> V20; quite the screamer at the time!) and I managed to find copies of
> the IBM BIOS w/BASIC, and ran those in the board...worked nicely. As
> I recall, the BIOS was one EPROM and the BASIC interpreter was the
> other four, and they were optional.
ahh, but do you know WHY the 5150 had those 5 ROMs, but 6 ROM sockets?
> I recall something about BASIC.COM (or was it BASICA.COM?) being
> basically a wrapper around the stuff in the ROMs...Did it add any
> routines like disk I/O or anything like that?
It even replaced a few routines that didn't work right
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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