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32 votes
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What led to the fall of shell accounts?

25 votes

How was the first assembler for a new home computer platform written?

15 votes
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How did the Apple II forward binary instructions to the Z80 software card with CPM?

14 votes

How could early UNIX OS comprise so few lines of code?

13 votes

Why did some old MS-DOS games lack the ability to exit them?

13 votes

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

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

7 votes

Why was the "Space-cadet keyboard" called that?

3 votes

Why does cat with no argument read from standard input?

3 votes

Why have MS-DOS device drivers if the ROM BIOS provides access to the same devices already?

3 votes

What init system was used in early Linux distributions?

1 vote

How fast were BASIC interpreters in the 80s? (Is this optimization for speed really necessary?)

1 vote

Did type-in-programs or type-in-listings teach programming in the 70s and 80s or was it just tedious typing of the source code?