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Patrick Schlüter
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59 votes

Why did the Motorola 68000 processor family fall out of use in personal computers in the 21st century?

55 votes

When if ever was the C language 'int' size altered from the host machine word (register) size into a literal 32 bit size?

31 votes

Why did the VIC-20 and C64 have only 22 and 40 columns when the earlier PET had 80 column text?

24 votes

Why did they create PC games relying on a fixed CPU frequency instead of a clock function?

21 votes

Was there any computer since about 1960 without interrupt support?

14 votes

Most modern C compilers targeting DOS 8086, running on DOS 8086 (16-bit)

12 votes
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Can DOS make use of more than 640 KB of conventional memory on 80186?

11 votes

Did any 8-bit device ever merge a CPU core?

11 votes

Did any CPUs have a special instruction for multiplying or dividing by ten?

11 votes

What was novel about the Atari ST? Did it introduce any innovations?

10 votes

Why does the Z80 include the RLD and RRD instructions?

9 votes

Why did the VT100 terminal have to be connected to a host computer if it already had a processor?

9 votes

Did Pascal programmers really move on to Java in the 90s?

9 votes

Why did instruction sets since the late 1970s seemingly stop including an "execute" instruction?

8 votes

Were there any 8080 computers that used a bitmapped display?

7 votes

When did compilers start generating optimized code that runs faster than an average programmer's assembly code?

7 votes

BASIC : POKE and PEEK prohibited on the same line?

7 votes

TMS9900 registers in RAM performance

6 votes

Why did PAL Apple //e motherboards have the AUX slot inline with Slot 3 instead of near the power supply?

6 votes

Which computers had redefinable character sets?

6 votes

Who set the 640K limit?

6 votes

Programming languages that used degrees in trig functions?

5 votes

Origins of the "array like" strings in BASIC

5 votes

Besides the VIC-20 did any other micros have fewer than 32 columns available for text mode?

4 votes

Besides the VIC-20 did any other micros have fewer than 32 columns available for text mode?

4 votes

VIC-20 vs. VC20 (or VC-20)

4 votes

What 8bit home computers did not have a supplied intro tape

4 votes

Were any external disk drives stacked vertically?

4 votes

Are there other examples of CPU architectures mostly compatible with Intel 8080 other than Z80?

4 votes

What ways are there to "PEEK" of memory sections in (different) BASIC(s)?