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How can I play QBasic Nibbles on a modern machine?

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Why does Windows 1.01 crash at the splash screen?

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Why is the ‘auto’ storage class specifier included in C?

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Why does DOS ask for the current date and time upon booting?

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What was the first programming language with generics?

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What was the purpose of those special user accounts in Unix?

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How does Windows 9x determine which disk drivers correspond to which BIOS disks/DOS drive letters?

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When and where was the ‘dotted sequence of integers’ version numbering scheme invented?

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Why can MS-DOS not read partitions starting at logical sector 0?

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1 answer
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Is there a way to cut idle CPU usage under Multitasking MS-DOS 4.0?

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2 answers
902 views

How much of the Program Segment Prefix area can be reused by programs with impunity?

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1 answer
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Where did the # notation for hexadecimal RGB colour triples originate?

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6 answers
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What software used Turbo Vision back in its prime time?

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1 answer
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Why do PC DOS kernel files have the COM extension, even though they are not executable as COM files?

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What did the SELECT command do in DOS?

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When does an IBM-compatible PC keyboard controller dequeue scancodes?

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Is there a generic VBE driver available for Windows 3.x?

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Why are there three different settings in the [Paths] section of MSDOS.SYS?

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7 answers
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Why are symmetric bi-directional communication port cables not always crossover cables?

7 votes
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628 views

Why do sprites lag behind a scrolling map in first-generation Pokémon games?

5 votes
1 answer
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Why does the ‘Get Next Selector Increment Value’ DPMI call exist?

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