Windows 1.x platforms...

From: Paul & Sheri <>
Date: Tue May 19 21:30:11 1998

Kip Crosby wrote:

> At 17:24 5/19/98 -0400, Allison wrote:
> >....I think winders didn't run on
> >the 80186(8) used in one of the tandys and a few oddballs. mostly because
> >the 186 has some on board peripherals (DMA and interrupts) that were not
> >PCclone compatable.
> On the contrary: There was a special version of Windows for the Tandy 2000
> (80186) and Bill Gates referred to it as "the first computer built
> specifically to run Windows."
> __________________________________________
> Kip Crosby
> Computer History Association of California

  And, if I'm not mistaken, he had a suite of Tandy-specific Windows apps that
just happened to be ready to ship.....Tandy had to take 'em because there were
no other apps written at the time that would run on their machine. I believe
this was a long-standing DOS sales technique that Uncle Bill just carried
through to Windows.

BTW, Tandy ended up with a warehouse full of the machines because they ran so
badly they couldn't sell 'em. I believe a bunch were shipped to RS stores to
use as store computers.

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