[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 68, Issue 12

wa2egp at att.net wa2egp at att.net
Sun Jul 13 21:57:20 CDT 2008

> >
>The 2000 was built not PC compatible because Tandy feared being sued by IBM.  
All its software had to be specially written to take care of different 
interrupts, memory configurations and video.  It was better than the XT of the 
> day (80186, almost EGA video for example).
> The Tandy 2000 had an 80286 CPU, not the 80186...

Wrong!  They hadn't developed the 286 then.  I Googled Tandy 2000 and the first two listed said 80186 in the description, so this time, I'm not losing my mind. :)  Not many machines used that chip.

>Ones I got from store dumpsters ran DOS not Xenix unless they were ordered to 
> reinstall DOS which I doubt since most managers wouldn't even bother (I worked 
> for them at the time).
> Can't speak to that, all I've read said they ran Xenix for the store automation 
> in the back rooms...
> Lionel

IIRC the Model 6000 ran Xenix.  The 2000 was Tandy's answer to the XT.


More information about the rescue mailing list