Hi! Stephen Judd wrote: > One thing you haven't brought up, but which I'd suggest thinking hard > about, is what type of user you are aiming this project at. If it's > at hackers and such, then most of the above concerns are moot -- custom > routines for everything would be fine. > > On the other hand, at the Chicago Expo I realized that there is an > enormous number of "users" -- I mean real users, who do lots of cool > stuff with their machines but aren't hard-core techie-types. These > people totally outnumber the hackers and actually use things like > a hard drive regularly -- for GEOS, for word processing, for MIDI, > for simple programming, etc. I could see an IDE drive with custom > DOS complementing a CMD drive very nicely -- for general use, for large > files, for backups, etc. When speaking of an IDE interface which is oriented to 'performance' rather than 'compatibility', you should check the Czech IDE stuff. http://indy.felk.cvut.cz/~vorlicek/Ide/c64ide.html It is a card placed to the C64 (no external units, just the interface card with all the needed logics, OS and even a realtime clock). This seems to be incredibly fast in opposition with all CMD like external devices. The built in ROM contains some utilities besides the OS, even a Norton Commander like filemanager. This interface is being produced anyway (but I don't think if they had much customers yet, due to the fact that they don't really advert their product). Levente - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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