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Stephen Kitt
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BIOS support for 286 Protected Mode

23 votes

How did the `long` and `short` integer types originate in C?

59 votes
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How did ALT + F4 become the shortcut for closing?

12 votes

Is there a technical reason why Datel Action Replay on PC required a card?

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Is there any DOS game before Quake era (1996) that makes heavy use of the FPU?

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How does the 8086 jump instruction work when the target address overflows?

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What's the story behind the "mysterious" 486DX3?

4 votes

First free and open source assembler and linker for i386 targeting and running on Win32

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When did the floppy disk icon become the standard symbol for the “save” function in user interfaces?

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What does an ADC (add with carry) instruction following ADD do?

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oldest free assembler targeting the 386 CPU

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Is a version of TASM available for free?

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Historically speaking, why is man-db a separate package that is not part of the GNU project?

56 votes

How did the Atari 2600 achieve a resolution of 160 x 192 pixels with only 128 bytes of memory?

6 votes

XW8000 workstation boot from USB

18 votes

Atari SIO vs IEEE 488

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DOS: How do I type an ANSI escape sequence?

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DOS: How do I type an ANSI escape sequence?

3 votes

Does DOS run Crysis?

10 votes

Did VMS ever acquire filesystem cross-links?

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What did corporations use for long-distance networks in the 1980s?

13 votes

How did 16-bit MS-DOS programs use a large (> 64KB) stack?

9 votes

Can anyone tell me more about flippy games?

26 votes
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Why does PC video memory base address change depending on video mode?

18 votes

Did 486 SMP systems provide Total Store Ordering?

34 votes

Which 8 bit computer could display the most colors?

1 vote

How to redirect stderr in MS-DOS?

8 votes
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Was there a notable mainstream 640×480 monochrome display for PC earlier than MCGA

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Why does NT4 fail on boot if you give it an x64 CPU?

12 votes
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How do you find the EBDA address?

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