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Was the first ARM "processor" a BBC BASIC program?

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What innovation helped CD-ROM speeds increase exponentially?

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Why does MP3 audio decoding overwhelm retro CPU's?

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What were the early PC applications requiring a hard disk?

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Why do all the Speech Synthesizers have that same Voice?

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What were wait-states, and why was it only an issue for PCs?

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Which (micro) computers were dominant in Australia and New Zealand in the 1980s?

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What was the equivalent of "America Online" (AOL) outside America?

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Which BASIC interpreters support techniques for hybrid programming in Assembly?

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Why do Amiga Libraries have negative entry points?

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Why was NEC able to wrestle PC graphics standards away from IBM?

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Why did the Z80 with 4-bit ALU out-perform the fully 8-bit Intel 8080?

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Could you manually eject a floppy quick enough to prevent data loss?

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Why did the Atari 5200 forsake compatibility with 400/800 game cartridges?

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Was Amiga the last of the home retrocomputers sold?

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How and why did Intel make the PCI bus "CPU Agnostic"?

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Can a stock/original Atari ST boot from a hard drive?

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What's the deal with Commodore's RESTORE key?

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How did AMD's 386 and 486 perform like Intel's newer generation?

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What was the role of Commodore-West Germany?

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Who coined the nickname "Trash-80" and what was the source of their animosity?

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Was there ever a genuine "mainframe-on-a-chip" microprocessor?

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Where did Sony's 3D graphics hardware in the PS1 originate?

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What is most appropriate choice for DOS for a 1990 80386 PC?

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How did the original Apple Macintosh and Atari ST use protected mode?

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Which original retrocomputer OS's are still maintained and updated today, for original hardware?

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Did any early RISC OS precursor run on the BBC Micro?

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What made the Amiga "Genlock-able"?

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Release timeline for 128KB personal computers?

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How did dot matrix printers do Landscape?