Halleluyah! Hooray! Eureka! Success! (OS-65U)

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Fri Dec 18 13:26:01 1998

> of Ohio Scientific's OS-65U 6502 operating system. I
> Does anybody have an 8 inch
> set up that can read and duplicate most formats? Maybe recover
> questionable/compromised data on the disks?

Almost no other system can read the Ohio Scientific disk format.
Their disk controller is a UART. That's right, they actually
store asynchronous data on the diskette. 8N1, if memory serves.

That made their disk controller almost as cheap as Woz's, but
nowhere near as clever.

I've never used OS-65U; I was stuck with OS-65D, which is an incredibly
feeble excuse for an operating system. I hope OS-65U is better, but
software never really seemed to be one of Ohio Scientific's core
competencies. Hardware either, for that matter. They were pretty good
at advertising, though.

Received on Fri Dec 18 1998 - 13:26:01 GMT

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