Newbie member saying something!!!

From: Bill Sheehan <>
Date: Mon Sep 6 09:05:51 1999


When you say that this is the original Compaq, do you mean that it is the
Compaq Portable (suitcase-sized, 9" monitor) or the Compaq Deskpro
(standard CPU box and external monitor)?

If the latter, it's actually an 8086 box. It's scrupulously
IBM-compatible, and will run any software than ran on the IBM PC.
Performance is a little better than the original PC.

The floppy disk drives are double-sided, double-density, and can hold 360K
of data each.

There is quite literally a mountain of DOS software that will run on this
beastie. You can also run CP/M-86, UCDS P-System, and even Xenix (if you
can find it).

You can find more info on Compaq's web site. Here's the URL for the


-- Bill

 On Wed, 1 Sep 1999, Hermz wrote:

> hello everyone.
> Hey all, just this weekend I went to a flea market and bought my 2nd "classic'
> computer. It is the original Compaq, to my knowledge. I paid $10 for it. I would
> like to find out more info about this thing, all I know its a 8088 machine (WP
> says so) and it has a internal drive thats about 10MB in size and its got 2 5
> 1/4 drives, which are useless to me (my other 4 computers are macs) If you know
> or know a site about this thing I would be thrilled. OH yeah, I also have a nice
> Mac Plus system, decked in platinum, and all I need is that dern 20MB drive that
> sits under it..but I tink I found one, unless one of you know where I could find
> one for cheap
> <center>Hermz
> ^^^^^^^^
> Is da man!!</center>
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