The Quadboard was a multifunction card for the PC. Serial, parallel,
clock, memory. They were pretty good.
The QUADLINK was an Apple][ on a card.
It had one major difference from the Trackstars: the Trackstars worked.
The college where I teach purchased 20 of the Quadlinks. 14 of them were
DOA. On several of them, connectors had been installed backwards, making
them not only non-functional, but clearly demonstrating that they had
never been tested. The DOA ones were returned for replacement. At least
10 of the replacement ones were also DOA, including a few with incorrect
It is not necessary to test EVERY product iff you have a high enough
success rate statistically. Quadlink was 70% DOA. Quadram was obviously
incompetent in quality control, sampling, and in calculating their
It IS necessary to test EVERY replacement unit that goes out. Sampling is
NOT acceptable procedure for replacements. To EVER send a defective
replacement (a second attempt) is inexcusable.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin(a)xenosoft.com
On Mon, 14 May 2001, Chad Fernandez wrote:
Are you sure? The only cards I have heard of like
that are the
I always thought the Quadboard was a RAM expansion card for the PC?
Geoff Reed wrote:
Does anyone have docs for this beastie? it's an apple-II on a card that
goes into an XT... or does anyone have any interest in it? it's been
sitting on my shelf for ~ 12 years now...
Fred Cisin cisin(a)xenosoft.com
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