From: Anders Carlsson (anders.carlsson_at_sfks.se)
Date: 2008-11-11 10:58:43
Ruud asked: >> while I found a few funny looking internal expansions for the 700 > Pictures? I'm afraid I have none of those cards at home. Some may have been sold to Jan. I can ask him unless he already reads the list. If I find more I can pick them up. As far as I remember those cards were rather sparsely populated, possibly something for software debugging purposes or used as internal hardware dongles for certain commercial software. By the way, when did Commodore manufacture their first IBM PC clone? As far as I understand, the B-series date back to 1983/84. Bo Zimmerman dates his PC10 and Colt back to 1984, so the 8088 expansion card must've been developed almost simultaneously as the PC line, although probably by two different teams and perhaps different development facilities. In retrospect, it would have been even more cool if Commodore had built PC clones with some additional PET daughter board instead of developing a replacement to the PET line that would be somewhat IBM PC compatible through an add-on. Of course for some users, the B-series outclassed both IBM PC and Apple II - see the audience questions at the end of the panel discussion last year featuring Jack Tramiel et. al. :-D Best regards -- Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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