What are the really unusual or weird computers?
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Fri Jun 29 11:59:48 CDT 2007
In article <900916.41812.qm at web61015.mail.yahoo.com>,
Chris M <chrism3667 at yahoo.com> writes:
> --- Ensor <classiccmp at memory-alpha.org.uk> wrote:
> > You don't need an IBM compatible BIOS to run
> > MS-DOS....
> care to share an example?
Apricot PCs. They were MS-DOS compatible, but not BIOS compatible.
Its the thing that effectively killed them as competitors in the US
marketplace, even if they had some good ideas compared to other PC
clones at the time. The lack of BIOS compatability is what prevented
them from running lots of PC software (particularly games, thus
killing it for being a "home computer"). They were not 100% IBM PC
compatible as a result.
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