I also have a neat XT. It's not a Phillips, but a Tandy 1000. It has 768K
RAM, and a 12MHz 286 processor. Only, I still have the problem of not
being able to access the upper memory. Being a Tandy, it's even harder to
find a driver. Another setback is it's HD. It's a 20MB Western digital -
and slow as a turtle. Does anyone, by any chance, have a spare
XT-compatible IDE HD without a stepper motor driving the heads??
> It was a neat machine for an XT. I don't recall if I ever checked to see
> was using that extra memory or if it had any SW with it. My friend will
> delighted to know that he can squeeze out a little extra ram for
> DOS programs.
> ciao larry
I was wondering if anyone out there had an old Mac Portable (the Mac
laptop) that they'd want to sell. I really don't want to pay all that much
for it, and I don't need anything all that fast (I don't know all that much
about Macs), but it needs to run at least System 6.0.5. The main reason
that I'm looking for one, is that my school uses mainly Macs (the only PC's
that they have are a few XT's that you need to turn off the lights to read
the monitors), and I don't have a Mac. Whenever I'm working on a project,
I'm confined to the 40 minutes of classtime to get it done. I'm not
looking for a full-sized Mac, because (1) I don't have the room, and (2), I
sort of need the portability, because It's not very often that I'm at home
before 8:30 or 9:00 PM, and at that time I don't really feel like working
on stuff for school.
All I'm really asking is that it works, and can run System 6.0.5 (that's
what my school uses).
ThAnX in advance,
Oh, well, thinks like that do happen, and there's not much you can do about
it. I use MS-MAIL, and a lot of times, I don't even GET some of the
messages :-( I hate it, but it's all my computer will run. It seems like
every reader has it's problems.
> From: cdrmool(a)interlog.com
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Re: FW: Dos v2.11 apology
> Date: Wednesday, August 12, 1998 5:03 AM
> Sorry for the empty message back a bit. I understand some people were
> annoyed. Let me explain for those who don't use Pine as a mail reader.
> The cancel command ctrl-c and cancel ctrl-x are easy to mix up. Its
> as annoying as when using Telix and wanting to shell out (alt-j) and
> accidentally hang up (alt-h). Yes, you are prompted to make sure you want
> send after ctrl-x but if your not expecting it, simply expecting to
> cancel, hitting the return is done before the prompt is even seen. Also,
> being a reasonably fast typist leads to mistakes of overconfidence in
> has been typed. Remappimg the keyboard would be the obvious answer but
> after once doing so I caused new problems, so I don't bother.
> I promise it will never happen again.
> I can personally guarantee that that isn't the only mailer/reader your
> computer will run. Or I will shit in my hat and wear it backwards for a
> month. (If your school/job/ISP has made a decision not to allow to use
> anything better, it doesn't mean your computer can't do it).
well , it WILL run other readers, but they won't fit. I have a Cyrix P200+
w/80 MB RAM, and I had a 425 MB HD with 100 free MB, until lightning hit.
Now I'm stuck with a 100MB drive with 5MB free. MS-mail came with IE3.2,
which was already on the 100MB drive, along with Win '95. I normally use
Outlook Express, with IE4.0, but they just won't fit on this drive :-(
> Some 70 text lines for a 4 word response, that was already commented on
> in this thread.
> Now don't you think that's a little much !
> Larry (in indignant mode)
Well, I guess it's better than whoever used 0 text lines for a 0 line
response. At least with the 70 lines, you know what they're talking about.
With 0 text lines, and no response, your guess is as good as mine for what
they meant :-)
If anyone has that driver could they send it to me, too? I have a Tandy
1000TL 286 XT w/768K RAM, and no way to access it. Maybe the driver will
work in it, too. Maybe it won't - but it's worth a shot :-)
> From: Russ Blakeman <rhblake(a)bbtel.com>
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: EMS/XMS memory driver needed
> Date: Sunday, August 09, 1998 9:21 PM
> Someone I know has just acquired a motherboard, XT type aftermarket,
> with 768k onboard ram. I'm fairly sure the system is going to need a
> special driver to access the memory over DOS's 640k. Anyone have such an
> animal and can attach it to email or know of a commercial program that
> will handle the job?
> Russ Blakeman
> RB Custom Services / Rt. 1 Box 62E / Harned, KY USA 40144
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> * Parts/Service/Upgrades and more for MOST Computers*
At 12:37 AM 6/17/97 +0000, you wrote:
>On Mon, 16 Jun 1997, Andy Brobston wrote:
>> Was the Aquarius II compatible with the old Aquarius programs?
>> Can anyone give me a lead on an Aquarius II?
>Never heard of such a beast, and it would have been futile to attempt to
>market an Aquarius II when the first one didn't do so hot. Perhaps you
>are referring to the Radofin Aquarius? If not, I want to know what you
>do, and I want to know it NOW! ;)
"Confident in their system, Radofin's president, Lawrence M. Scott, Jr.,
announced that they would continue to sell Aquarius through a new
distributor, and would release Aquarius II in March of 1984 and Aquarius
III in July. None of this happened. "
> DOes anyone have a computer which uses the EBCDIC character set, rather than
> ASCII (did I get the acronym right? what does it stand for anyway)?
I've never heard of a microcomputer that used EBCDIC, but there are a lot of
things of which I've never heard. It is used in IBM mainframes and minis.
Here at HUD we have a Hitachi mainframe that emulates an IBM, and it uses
EBCDIC internally. We have file transfer utilities that take care of
translating into ASCII as necessary.
What does it stand for? Gee, it's been a long time. Let's see.
According to the "SAS Compantion for the MVS Environment," it stands
for Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code. That sounds redundant,
but that's IBM for you.
You probably already know, but I just found a keen site selling Sinclair
ZX81 kits in the US. Apparantly they opicked up the original kits years
ago, and are only now trying to sell them. I am interested in putting one
of these togeather, as the ZX81 was a fascinating computer, and highly
significant in the Home Computer industry - especially in the UK.
Anyway, it's at:
and all the standard disclaimers apply. :)
On Fri, 22 Aug 1997, Allison J Parent wrote:
> < I didn't hear from you before so can you let me know if there is going
> <be any need for HHC eproms? I am sitting on approx. 5000 of them which I ha
> <received a salvage offer of $1.25/lb for and I'm probably going to take,but
> At that price I'll consider a few pounds+ shipping. Di I contact him
> direct? Is he willing for say do a two pound package for say $5 +shipping?
> to multiple respondents or would he like to see 10 pound blocks? I'd be
> willing to do say 10# if I had others willing to pay say 10-15% over my cost
> for packing materials for smaller distributions. This intent is that I'd
> want to recoup my cost.
I should've posted his e-mail address for replies. Sorry.
He's at Mikeooo1(a)aol.com. Talk to him directly about working out a bulk
deal. I'm sure he'd be happy to work something out. I have no
involvment in the deal. Thanks!
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