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Name this PC DOS Combat Flight Simulator

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Why did the Atari 800 designers choose such a radical system design?

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Why is a BIOS dump not required to emulate Nintendo 64 games in most modern emulators?

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What was the first operating system to feature a separate kernel?

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What are the laws concerning emulation in the US?

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What caused the downfall of Pascal?

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Are later 68000 variants backward compatible with earlier ones?

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Do you need to allocate memory before you use it in MS-DOS?

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When was QDOS changed to MS-DOS?

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Why did ScanDisk exist?

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Does the kernel of Windows 95/98/ME have a name?

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BYTE Magazine outside the U.S

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8-bit home computers without BASIC

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How did the /dev file system work in early Unix?

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How did the classic Macintosh come to use Eurocard connectors?

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How was the order of Unicode block-quadrant characters chosen?

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What init system was used in early Linux distributions?

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Did terminals (e.g. VT100) require a terminal driver on the host computer?

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Should 486s have a heatsink?

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Why was UNIX never backported to the PDP-7?

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How were bugs reported for compilers that were shipped on floppy disks?

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Looking for a platformer game

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Was ARPANET connecting mainframes or terminals?

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How were the test registers used on the i386 and the i486?

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What did Ctrl+NumLock do?

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Detecting the version of i486 CPU

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Were there any PCs using the i376?

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How did games like Doom offer free trials? What was packaged in their free trial software packages?

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How well known and how commonly used was Huffman coding in 1979?

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Why the DOS extender and DPMI were unavailable to DOS programs on 286 standard mode of Windows 3.0

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