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Jim Nelson
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39 votes
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What are the major technical difference between Multics and Unix?

33 votes

What made some 8-bit BASIC interpreters especially slow?

29 votes

How did Atari lose money on home computers?

28 votes

Is there any hard data about type-in programs in the 80s?

27 votes

Why was Wireplay "faster and more reliable" than dial-up Internet, since they both used the same hardware?

27 votes

How was the first release of Java (JDK 1.0) used?

21 votes

When connecting to the Internet via Dial-Up, why did ISPs require a username/password to authenticate the session?

18 votes

What languages are better fit for generating efficient code for 8-bit CPU's than C?

16 votes

Why did the MS-DOS API choose software interrupts for its interface?

14 votes
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How can I access/use memory outside of the standard 1 MB address range of MS-DOS?

14 votes
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Are there statements from IBM insiders revealing why OS/2 was dropped?

13 votes

Where can I find software that was designed for Windows 1.0?

13 votes

Early implementations of the `system()` call in a consumer OS

10 votes

Why has Novell never written its own boot loader?

8 votes

Why didn’t the 1980s micros use MC68010?

8 votes
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When were Player/Missile graphics in Atari computers first documented?

6 votes

What happened to the S1 operating system?

6 votes

How did early x86 BIOS programmers manage to program full blown TUIs given very few bytes of ROM/EPROM?

5 votes

How can I tell which compiler I have on my UCSD P-system IV disks?

5 votes
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What is the general term for keyboard overlays that show special commands or hotkeys?

3 votes

Cost of unrestricted sprites

2 votes

Where to find a ROM dump for the Atari ST cartridge 'ACTION'

0 votes

When was internet access first available to public in USA?