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140 votes

What was the point of separating stdout and stderr?

55 votes

Did any computers use the Z80B?

46 votes

Why was BASIC built into so many operating systems?

38 votes

Was there ever any real use for a 6800-based Apple 1?

37 votes

Why was the shrinking from 8″ made only to 5.25″ and not smaller (4″ or less)?

31 votes
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How can you connect an Amiga 500/600/1000/2000 to a modern monitor?

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

29 votes

How did old MS-DOS games utilize various graphic cards?

26 votes

Why did the IBM PC need a sound card?

25 votes
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The almost-was Atari IBM PC

25 votes

Why were CLIs typically light text on dark background, whereas GUIs typically use(d) dark text on light background?

24 votes

How much did the 6502 and Z80 cost?

23 votes
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Computers with integrated monitor (all-in-one form factor)

22 votes

Why plastic cases?

20 votes
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Is the circuit board in this video a memory board?

20 votes
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What specific technical advance(s) allowed PCs to play "Full-screen full-motion" video?

20 votes
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When were the various frequency Z80 CPUs introduced?

19 votes

What was the first mass-market, 16-bit microcomputer system?

19 votes
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Atari 800 CPU - 6502 vs. Sally

18 votes
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Identify an early 90s optical mouse

18 votes

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

18 votes
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What systems used hard sectored floppy disks?

18 votes
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Sources for some old BASIC games

18 votes
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1980s Commodore 64 game about flying toward tower

17 votes

What information is encoded in the 22-digit barcodes on the Amiga's case?

17 votes
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Unknown Apple to VGA adapter

16 votes

Which computers had redefinable character sets?

16 votes
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Operation Flashpoint Laptop

16 votes

Who were the first engineers to "cleanroom" the IBM PC BIOS?

15 votes

What is the "Data Language" paper referenced in RFC 309?

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