Wrong Way:New Definiton REQUIRED

From: jpero_at_cgo.wave.ca <(jpero_at_cgo.wave.ca)>
Date: Tue Nov 18 08:32:45 1997


> IBM/PC, then the IBM XT, then the AT, and pretty soon, we'll be getting in to a
> time where the words "IBM Compatible" are going to get replaced with "PC." The
> fact is, there are just to darn many 386s to contemplate... we have a few
> options... (1) Allow only the first/last (IE Deskpro 386 first, I don't know
> about last) or there are many others.... but it seems that the correction that I
> won't apply probably (for classics) until around 2010 or so, so they'll remain
> in for some time... but anyway, we need to think, or just keep it as it is...
> but the "386 problem" is going to be something that we'll have to conquer... and
> the days are a commin...
> Tim D. Hotze

Truth. Problem is you have to see that IBM did not get there first
on that 386 because in past, especially 8088 and 8086 when IBM
developed either PC or XT the lead time was about 2 or 3 years apart
between first introduced chips and the actual IBM machines, same
thing with AT machine until Compaq started off with under 1 year lead
time after Intel started cranking out those '386. Since then,
introduced chips and actual computers have shortened to nothing.
Therefore we give the award of having old computer status to that
compaq Deskpro 386?

Received on Tue Nov 18 1997 - 08:32:45 GMT

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