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Bloopy
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1980s PCs

Postby Bloopy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:31 am UTC

This is our first PC from 1986 when I was 2. Not sure if I should be surprised that its name doesn't return any Google results, but it's a Super Star XT-6 made in Taiwan - an IBM XT clone which no doubt infringed on a patent or two.

In a big up yours to third millennium electronics, both it and the original monitor seem to be working just fine without the need for any repairs.

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This is the second computer program I ever wrote (in BASIC) when I was 10... "The Clown Show". :mrgreen:

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Re: 1980s PCs

Postby wumpus » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:54 pm UTC

I don't remember that editor at all (I wrote nearly all my BASIC on 8-bit Ataris, and mostly wrote Visual Basic much later on PCs). Presumably it was part of BASICA (or possibly QuickBasic, although I think QuickBasic had a "later DOSish" interface). I *did* use an editor presumably inspired by it called TED.com (which had only 10-12 "features": one for each function key. But it was faster than you could hit "page up/down" even with an XT).

Was the editor part of BASICA (or BASIC.com) or similar?

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Re: 1980s PCs

Postby Bloopy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:53 am UTC

It's BASICA, the version seen here: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/dos/dos-3-3/


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