Who was first?

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Sat Jan 24 19:45:58 2004

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, Witchy wrote:
> > > THAT explains it :) Compaq's was the first BIOS to be 100% IBM-PC
> > > compatible.
> > NO WAY.
> > 99 44/100 % maybe.
> > "There can NEVER be 100% compatability without copyright infringement."
> I knew my post would get a response from you :o))

I will concede that Compaq was the first "practical" "large scale"
"commercial" compatible.
But it sure wasn't 100%, and I had owned several DOS machines
and written the first version of XenoCopy before Compaq released
their first model.

I used one of the first Compaqs (on loan from Compaq) when
I added the support for WRITING alien formats to XenoCopy.
I liked the machine a lot. (except the keyboard latches
had too short a throw and the handle was too soft)

Later, PC World used an earlier (1.0) version of XenoCopy
to demonstrate that NOTHING was completely compatible!

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Sat Jan 24 2004 - 19:45:58 GMT

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