[linux-elitists] Introducing Myself
Wed Jan 7 09:31:05 PST 2004
begin Ben Woodard quotation:
> This might be a stupid question but does anybody know if BASIC is still
> hiding there in our BIOS. I don't remember how to get into it and
> haven't stumbled across it in a while but I sort of thought it was there
> somewhere. I think I had an XT which had it for sure and there was some
> trick to get into it but I've forgotten what that trick is otherwise I'd
> try it on a spare machine that I have here.
It was only ever in actual IBM PCs and XTs. IBM charged a
pretty penny to license the ROM BIOS to other vendors, and I don't
think even Compaq bothered with it.
"Forget the damned motor car and build cities for lovers and friends."
-- Lewis Mumford
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