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How did MS-DOS assign drive letters in the case of more than two floppy disk drives?

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Is there a simple way to display ANSI art and animation files in a modern terminal window?

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How does the ‘real mode flat model’ work?

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How to switch an 80286 from protected to real mode?

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How much RAM could one put in a typical 80386 setup?

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How were Acorn Archimedes used outside education?

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What is the best way to obtain old versions of MS-DOS and Windows?

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Why were early computers named "Mark"?

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Where was the DOS cdd utility from?

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What was the purpose of those special user accounts in Unix?

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How much slower was the 286 in protected mode?

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What was this OS / Application on a 80286?

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Why do keyboards with a NumPad repeat the numbers?

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How did large .COM files work?

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Which 8 bit computer could display the most colors?

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Cost of PC vs. Amiga 500 in Europe

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Were Windows 3.x applications dependent upon 80286 instructions?

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Were CD-ROM-based games able to "hide" audio tracks inside the "data track"?

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How did debugging software run without memory protection?

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How can I emulate MS-DOS on OS X?

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Which Linux or BSD distributions do still support i386, i486 or i586 CPUs?

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What was the IBM PC cost saving for using the 8088 vs 8086?

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First commercial DOS game?

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Where does the hierarchical directory structure originate from?

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Media formats in Windows for Workgroups 3.11

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Why did Socket 3 have more pins than needed for the 486?

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What caused older computer fans to be so much louder than they are today?

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How did SNES render more accurate perspective than PS1?

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Detecting the external x87 FPU

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Where can I find the debate around snow-free screen updates mentioned in the Zen of Assembly Language?

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