Victor Computer anyone?

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Tue Feb 18 15:06:01 2003

> We had several Victor 9000's. They ran CP/M and a proprietary MS-DOS. They
> had built-in codec. They actually predated the IBM PC back in 1980. They

Strange machines, particularly the disk controller, which uses GCR
encoding, and not suprisingly, is similar to the one in a Commodore 8050.
They also have a number of interesting undocumented features. The
'Centronics' port actually uses GPIB driver chips, and could be turned
into a full GPIB port with the right cable and software. There's also a
user port inside on a 50 pin header, with an almost completely unused
6522 VIA to drive it. And of course the sound input connector inside.

> were the best available computers at the time, when the TRS-80 was

Dubious claim. In 1980, there were graphics workstations (PERQ 1a,
certainly), VAXen, supercomputers, etc...

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