Whats a reasonable collection?

From: Gareth Knight <gareth.knight_at_btinternet.com>
Date: Thu Jun 28 14:37:04 2001

Chad Fernandez wrote:
> Well, I never heard of Zorro, and I wouldn't know Turbochannel if I saw
> it. I suspect PCI doesn't use jumpers because most cards are, "Plug and
> Play". Besides, PCI wasn't around when Microchannel was king of the
> corporate world.

Zorro is a bus standard used on the Amiga. The so-called 'big box' Amigas
(A1500, A2000, A3000, A4000) and A1200 busboard expansions allow the use of
Zorro graphics, TV, sounds, and network expansion cards. An unofficial
upgrade - called Z4 - was launched about two years ago. It provides some
speed improvement, but is badly supported.

On a related note, many Amiga developers are experiencing a culture shock
when moving to Amiga PCI drivers, in comparison to the limited Zorro

Gareth Knight
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list, and more!
Received on Thu Jun 28 2001 - 14:37:04 BST

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