Linked by killermike on Wed 18th Apr 2007 10:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems In this article, I'm going to explore the idea that the 8 bit home computer not only had a great deal to offer the prehistoric early-humans of 1985 but that it may also have a place in the modern world; perhaps, there is something that we can learn from it. Having identified the laudable, worthwhile elements of this class of machine, I'm going to make some suggestions towards a scheme that would embody these characteristics in the form of a machine that would have a place within the modern world.
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RE: hmm.. 8 bit computers..
by Kochise on Wed 18th Apr 2007 13:10 UTC in reply to "hmm.. 8 bit computers.."
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

Oh wait, now you have a messed up OS with overlapping windows, complex UI, all like in modern OSes, but on 8 bits computers !

Still, where are the DVD playback facilities, USB printer, digital photo editing ?

Kochise

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RE[2]: hmm.. 8 bit computers..
by Accident on Wed 18th Apr 2007 13:29 in reply to "RE: hmm.. 8 bit computers.."
Accident Member since:
2005-07-29

Hell, the Commordore 64 w/ GEOS can do all the that.
Has all that ex/ DVD playback. Damn I miss the old days!

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truckweb Member since:
2005-07-06

All that is called the RISC OS PC... From Castle.

Okay, with a couple of change, all-in-one design and remove the HDD and put SD slot, remove the optical drive.

Or a Commodore 128 with built-in GEOS with network, browser and mail. Add USB and SD slot.

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