8" floppy project

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: Wed Aug 11 08:25:01 2004

>>>>> "ben" == ben franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca> writes:

 ben> Tony Duell wrote:
>> Cheating a bit, but how about FIGforth? I believe it is truely
>> public domain, and as it runs on the bare metal, it could be
>> claimed to include the OS. I assume there was/is a version of the
>> 8088.

 ben> Yes, but try and find it today. Fig forth is for the 8080 and
 ben> 6502 with I/O supplied by the user and ASM source. While I
 ben> suspect you can get a version for the 8088 I don't expect you
 ben> can get the source for it. Read keyboard, test keyboard ready,
 ben> print to screen, read disk block, write disk block I think is
 ben> all that is needed.

I wonder if I still have the source on-line (I do have it on paper).

There's also ColorForth, which unfortunately doesn't seem to want to
boot on my modern PCs...

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