Ancient 8086/80286 unixes?
arcarlini at iee.org
Mon Sep 17 16:23:12 CDT 2007
> Stange I remember magizines for the COCO 90% BASIC listings. The other
> 9% cartridge games for sale. The other 1% Ads like upgrade your ...
I too remember computer mags in the early days with listings but
they were rarely more than a page or two IIRC. The only one I
recall ever buying was a Speccy one that had a "flexible" 45rpm
disk on the cover. I didn't have a speccy at the time and it sounded
awful on the record player :-)
But those "you'll have to be a pre-programmed EPROM" type projects
were 32KB upwards. I never bought one, so I've no idea how much
real data was there, but even 16KB-worth of listing seems like
a lot to print (and type!). Much more than a few BASIC listings.
(I've just scanned what I think is the source listing to an
RML COS Monitor listing runs to 58 pages for maybe 4KB. Even
if half of that is comments and index and symbols corss references
that could be discarded, that's still a lot of pages for a
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