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What algorithm did Microsoft use to dither colour in early versions of Windows?

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What key factor led to the sudden commercial success of MS Windows with v3.0?

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What are the software logos in MORICONS.DLL?

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Were later MS-DOS versions still implemented in x86 assembly?

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Simplest system to create an emulator for

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What should we do with manuals from the 80s?

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What did the 8086 (and 8088) do upon encountering an illegal instruction?

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How did the 8086 interface with the 8087 FPU coprocessor?

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What's with the Atari 2600 colors on SECAM?

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Can an x86 CPU running in real mode be considered to be basically an 8086 CPU?

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What was the technical reason behind the octal digits used for CompuServe User IDs?

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Use of undocumented opcodes

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How do old computer emulators work?

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Adding the third floppy drive?

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How to keep the instruction prefetcher filled up

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Is S-100 alive?

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How to do I/O with emulation code?

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What "Write your own RPG/Adventure game" books were available for 8-bit computers? [closed]

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Is the software available to simulate building a computer from the ground up? For example a system based on the 6502 [closed]

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