XT slots (was: RE: IBM 5161

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Wed Apr 2 14:39:00 2003

> > >But in the XT, one slot is different.
> > Why?

On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> decided it was easier to give away a serial card than deal with the
> customer-support issue of random 3rd-party cards not working in that
> slot.

But "WHY?"
Did they leave off the buffer chip BECAUSE the serial card didn't need it?
Or did they use the serial card to cover up a MISTAKE?
Or did they have some OTHER plan for it, and used the serial card as a
Received on Wed Apr 02 2003 - 14:39:00 BST

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