On Sun, 22 Jun 1997, Captain Napalm wrote:
a limitation introduced with the //e. The 80 column board had
its own special slot that took over slot 3 if you had it populated.
However, nothing was stopping you from putting another 80-column board
(such as a Videx) in another slot and using that, although I can't think
for the life of me why you'd need two 80-column cards.
Debugging. You can run your program on one screen, and have debugging
output/debugger output on the second screen. I did that once on a PS/2 when
I was writing code to manage the 8514 display. It was very nice to see not
only the output, but have the debugger not munging the display.
You couldn't do that on an Apple. It only had one video output. Unless
the 80-col card in question had a seperate video output. And then you'd
have to go back to that clever programming thing.
Ah. Never got into Apples myself (the only Apple computer I have is the
Newton, which just died on me 8-(
-spc (Well, it still works, just that the presure sensitive screen is
no longer sensitive it seems ... )