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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Good article, but a couple of things are out of sync with what I remember.

    Radio Shack Model II ran Unix and had 8 inch drives; the III ran TRS-DOS and had 5.25 drives. The I didn't have any drives at all (and hence no DOS) unless you ponied up and bought the external interface. I had a Model I and my best friend had a III, both of these computers used Zilog Z80 CPUs.


    • Thanks John. I'm pretty fuzzy on these as I've only had limited exposure and I was young. I'm pretty sure they were all Z80 machines unless you bought the 68k card, and then I have no idea which models exactly actually took the card.

      Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Moto 68k systems were awesome. The 68k built the Mac and the Sun empires. And lots of me-too systems that everyone's forgotten. For lazy folks who didn't like segment registers, they were simple to deal with. Those of us who thought operating system should reject writes to the wrong parts of memory always thought flat address spaces were a problem. History has alas proved us right far too late.

    But ... back in the day, the 68000 was a me-too chip, just []"h

    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;
    • Holy cow!

      Thanks very much, Bill, for contributing this -- complete with references. Of course, a whole article could be written on Xenux, but I'm not qualified, and Wikipedia probably already has it ;)