8-bitters and multi-whatever
lproven at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 08:09:12 CDT 2007
On 14/09/2007, Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> What happened with the QL machines (and, by extension, the ICL OPD)? Did they
> also feature the same network ability? I just wonder if it was a little more
> widespread there if so, even if it wasn't popular with the Z80-based machines.
I don't know about the 3rd party official QL compatibles - the Merlin
Tonto, ICL OnePerDesk and so on. The Sinclair version offered it.
AFAIK most of the later 3rd party clones - Thor, Aurora and so on -
dropped the networking.
The few people I knew who had QLs were, ah, independent minded sorts
who I suspect saw little point in /any/ kind of networking. Generally
their sleek back "32-bit" multitasking machine was their sole computer
and they looked down on pretty much everyone else, from Spectrum users
to SUN or VAX ones. :¬)
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