PC Gamer, best 50 classic games issue?

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
Date: Wed Jan 9 00:53:01 2002

>> P.S. When OS/2 came out, what really impressed me about it was its ability
>> to format a floppy disk and *NOT* slow down every other process running...
>I was amazed by the fact that floppy access on an Amiga does *not* slow the
>system either. It was merrily copying files around and everything was totally
>responsive. And this was on a original, ho-hum A500.

A few years ago just at the end of the BBS era, a new little software
company came out with a Terminal package for the Mac that used their own
serial port driver. I can't remember the name, but they buffered the port
with some fairly nice code that ran I think during the "VBL" of the video
interrupt. Not only was the throughput great, no gliches, but the big demo
thing was to format a floppy during the downloading of a file. Market
window was bad though, and I don't think they lasted even a year.
Received on Wed Jan 09 2002 - 00:53:01 GMT

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