The List! (additions/changes)

From: Captain Napalm <>
Date: Fri May 2 10:57:37 1997

It was thus said that the Great Kai Kaltenbach once stated:
> | > - Add: Data General MicroNOVA series, and Data General
> portable
> | Probably going to need a little more data...
> The portable was called the Data General 1.
  Ah, I have a Data General 1. Made the cover of Byte in '84 (can't recall
which month, but I can find out). Neat machine. 80C88 based and mostly IBM
PCompatible and possibly the best keyboard I've ever seen on a
portable/laptop period.

  I have 400+K RAM (can't recall how much offhand), two 3.5" 720K floppies,
the external 5.25" floppy drive (thing is large) and printer (neat little
thing, connects to one of the serial ports). It also has an LCD screen
(non-backlit) that is compatible with CGA (it's actually capable of 640x256
but I don't have the tech specs on the video). The serial ports are not
based upon the chips used in PC (8250? I don't have my references handy)
but instead use the 8251 (?), which works differently, so I can't really use
any MS-DOS comm programs (bummer).

  It runs MS-DOS 2.11.

  And I couldn't beat the price (free).

  I still use it.

  -spc (I also came with a half-decent tech ref)
Received on Fri May 02 1997 - 10:57:37 BST

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