[geeks] nerd reading for a Friday night ... old-skool waxed
Geoffrey S. Mendelson
gsm at mendelson.com
Tue Jan 30 16:27:27 CST 2007
On Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 05:16:17PM -0500, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> I ran that, and Coherent 386.
I bought, but never ran the 386. Just the 286.
> I still have my install floppies though, and the Coherent 286 and 386
I gave my away when I moved here in 1996, but I assume they were never
used or read.
> Still, Coherent was a very good learning system, and I'm amazing at how
> much stuff I did with each process limited to 128K. Or, was it 64K? I
> can't remember.
64k A hardware limitation of the 286.
> I remember Udo Monk, who ended up working for them, championed Coherent
> all the time, and even tried to support and fix it after MWC went out of
> business. No one was ever able to get the owner of the sources to
> release them, so I guess all that code died with MWC.
Pretty much. It was a shame.
> Of course, by now it would be hopelessly outdated and the later versions
> just never worked well, but it would still be good if we could save it
> and preserve it.
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