Re: Another good handle for an Arrow antenna
This is what I had for my first PC: The COMPAQ Lugable!
This one pictured here is not one of my actual
computers, but I still own two of them! This was the
grand-father to the laptop, and was the subject of the ground
breaking law suite between COMPAQ and IBM which broke the
monopoly on companies other than IBM being allowed to
manufacture and sell PC computers with the Intel 8088 chip set
and it's successors. PC, (Personal Computer,) was after all, an
IBM brand name.
These came with a 10 Mb Hard Drive, and a 5.25 Inch Floppy Drive. Both of mine had the "Expansion Board" which included more memory and a Serial / COM Port. The memory consisted of several rows of 64 bit IC chips, (Remember the Commodore 64? It used one of these same chips,) any of which would blow on occasion, causing a parity error at boot. I would keep a medicine bottle containing extra chips to make repairs when this happened. I networked the two computers together via the COM Port and a Null Modem Cable. This allowed not only file sharing and messaging, but also allowed me to execute programs from one machine or the other.
The screen on this example is showing XTREE. This application, and it's successor, XTREE Gold was the world's BEST DOS utility. You could run it from the hard drive, or from a floppy disk. Before the start of my IT career, and for the first few years as an IT Professional, XTREE was the most commonly used tool in my bag of tricks. I used it well into the Windows 95 era.
On 7/9/2018 11:29 AM, Siegfried Jackstien wrote: