modern serial terminal
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Mon Nov 5 13:34:45 CST 2007
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Haven't you ever written any OS-less software for a PC that simply
> boots from a floppy? Given that there's a BIOS in ROM, such things
> are pretty easy to do if you don't like OS-es. One could easily
> write a PC terminal program that didn't use DOS or any other OS for
> that matter. For that matter, one could replace the BIOS with a
> terminal program and throw away the disks entirely.
Not really. The BIOS functions SUCK. The whole point of a OS is to
do all that. A PDP-8 with OS/8 vs DOS. To me the PDP-8 is more modular.
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