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Philip Homburg This is quite true. While the original IBM PC was provided with 128 K of memory...
On Tue, 15 Aug 2006 09:41:28 +0200
Perhaps - OTOH I found MP-M systems with a 6MHz Z80 and 256K of RAM outperformed a PC running MDBS applications. We were still shipping MP-M systems when the AT came out - a few customers asked if we shouldn't be switching to the new amazingly powerful AT machines - when they were finally convinced that the AT could not have terminals connected to it to support multiple users they lost interest (at first they did not believe that anyone would release a computer that could only be used for single user single task).
The typical monochrome PC monitor had a godawful high persistance phosphor - just about any terminal on the market had a better screen.
CP-M and MP-M machines were shipping with hard discs before the PC came out.
The PC seemed to be a sort of halfway house between a serious business machine and a home computer - I'm pretty sure that a machine of that spec from any other manufacturer would have died a rest really quickly.
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since how Not that I ever heard of. Anyway, the 8088 address bus is 20 bits. Eight shared with the data bus, four shared with...
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