Tags

A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

History of computers, digital electronics, hardware manufacturers, and software developers.
Retro hardware generally: boards, extension cards, power supplies, peripherals. Use more specific tags as appropriate; use [case] instead for enclosures.
489 questions
For questions about the different versions and products of the Commodore 64
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The Apple II series of personal computers and related software and hardware. Use [apple-iigs] for the Apple IIgs in particular, or [apple] for Apple hardware in general.
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For questions about the early IBM PC, clones and compatible systems.
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MS-DOS, the Microsoft Disk Operating System, its OEM-branded versions, and x86 DOS clones in general.
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For questions related to the Commodore Amiga family of personal computers.
Assembly languages in general, of any architecture. Use with the particular processor’s tag as appropriate.
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Programming languages and constructs. Please check for language-specific tags first and use those instead, if applicable.
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For questions regarding graphical - as opposed to text - processing and display.
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For questions related to the use, restoration and imaging of floppy disks.
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The Zilog Z80 microprocessor. Prefer [game-boy] instead for questions about the Game Boy CPU nicknamed the ‘GBZ80’.
158 questions
Processes and software for emulating retro hardware (e.g. MAME, QEMU). NOT EVERY EMULATION QUESTION IS ON-TOPIC; SEE TAG WIKI.
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For questions about computer memory in a retrocomputing context
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For 6502 series of processors, including hardware and assembly language questions. Use with [hardware] for the hardware interface in particular.
BASIC: a high-level programming language favored in retro systems. For dialect-specific questions, use a tag such as [microsoft-basic], [applesoft-basic], etc.
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For questions regarding hardware and drivers used for video output.
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For questions about the different versions and products of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer
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For questions about Apple's Macintosh line of computers.
112 questions
For questions about the maintenance, usage, or history of retro keyboards.
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Retro games, both hardware and software-based. NOT EVERY GAMING QUESTION IS ON-TOPIC. See tag wiki for guidance.
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For questions about the applications and programs that can be run on retro devices (computers, etc.)
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For questions regarding the products of IBM, International Business Machines.
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For quesitons regarding Commodore Business Machines itself or its products that do not have a more specific tag such as commodore-64 or amiga.
95 questions
For questions about the different versions and products of the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
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For use when seeking identification of a game played on a retrocomputer.
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For general questions regarding operating systems on retrocomputers.
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For questions about the different versions and products released by Nintendo
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For questions about the Unix operating system.
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Cathode Ray Tube monitors: principles of operation and use with computing devices. DO NOT REPAIR CRTs; SEE TAG WIKI FOR DETAILS.
75 questions
for questions about retrocomputing mainframes or clusters
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For questions about Read Only Memory.
70 questions
General questions about computer chips and chipsets in retro hardware. Use a specific chip’s tag instead if available.
70 questions
The C programming language: its historical aspects and use on/targetting retro platforms.
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For questions about the Intel 8080 8-bit microprocessor
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