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Why didn't the 8086 use linear addressing?

72 votes

Why did IBM make the PC BIOS source code public?

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Did any compiler fully use Intel x87 80-bit floating point?

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Why did 8-bit Basic use 40-bit floating point?

37 votes

Did any PC software floating point use non-IEEE format?

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What did the DoD think Fortran lacked?

32 votes

What was the point of separating stdout and stderr?

32 votes
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Why was the Apple III considered a failure (if indeed it was)?

22 votes

What was the first Object Oriented programming language?

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When did FORTRAN decide on signed integers?

17 votes

What were the actual memory model definitions in MS-DOS?

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How did SABRE work interactively without screens?

16 votes

Why did Western designs suddenly overtake native Russian ones in the USSR?

14 votes
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What process node were 4k and 16k DRAMs first made at?

13 votes

Why not use fractions instead of floating point?

10 votes

Was 36-bits needed for LISP?

10 votes

Why were nested functions excluded from B and C?

8 votes

How did people get apps on their computer before the Internet?

8 votes

Did Cray computers use virtual memory?

7 votes

Did any machines alternate between two video memory banks?

7 votes

Have programming languages driven hardware development?

7 votes

Did arcade monitors have same pixel aspect ratio as TV sets?

7 votes

Why the change in layout of single and double precision in floating-point registers?

7 votes

Was self-modifying code possible using BASIC?

7 votes

When was this C function definition style, with type declarations of parameters after the parameter list, invented?

6 votes

Where is DOS stored in memory when a program starts?

6 votes

Is there any text to speech program that will run on an 8- or 16-bit CPU?

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When did MOS Technology upgrade to 5µm?

5 votes

When did assembly source code begin to be written in lowercase?

5 votes

Why did old IBM-PC-compatible computers only have 16 colors available?