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Fri Nov 21 23:59:27 CST 2014
On 2014-11-21 16:54, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 11/21/2014 04:28 PM, Johnny Billquist wrote:
>> I should probably point out that an RX01 or RX02 cannot actually format
>> floppies at all. They need preformatted floppies, in the IBM format.
> Rainbow 100 floppies were initially like that--you bought formatted
> media. But very quickly, someone wrote a formatting program.
Yeah. The RX50. The Rainbow was the one machine that apparently was
capable of actually formatting them. But lots of other DEC machines used
> But you really have to wonder what DEC was thinking...
Indeed. But on the other hand, it was probably a good source of income
for them, selling preformatted floppies...
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