Showing posts with label ComputerHardware. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ComputerHardware. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Apple II DOS source code available. All you have to do is type it in...

Computer History Museum - Apple II DOS source code

(Image Credit Computer History Museum)

Could you write a Disk Operating System in 7 weeks?

In June 1977 Apple Computer shipped their first mass-market computer:

the Apple II.


With thanks to Paul Laughton, in collaboration with Dr. Bruce Damer, founder and curator of the DigiBarn Computer Museum, and with the permission of Apple Inc., we are pleased to make available the 1978 source code of Apple II DOS for non-commercial use. This material is Copyright © 1978 Apple Inc., and may not be reproduced without permission from Apple.

There are seven files in this release that may be downloaded by clicking the hyperlinked filename on the left:



Here's a snap from Apple_DOS_6Oct1978_retyped.docx,



Okay, so I'm never going to look at this again, but that doesn't mean I don't think this isn't kind of cool...

(via OS News - Computer History Museum releases Apple II DOS source code)

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Dell says, “Hola Los Angeles!”

Windows Experience Blog - Dell, en EspaƱol

“This morning Dell announced the new the new Inspiron M5030, the first Spanish-language laptop available in the U.S., to Los Angeles consumers. It’s the same laptop that Dell successfully introduced to customers in Miami and Atlanta in April. The M5030 is a really cool concept; it’s a great 15” laptop packed with an AMD Athlon™ II Dual-Core P360, 4GB of RAM, a huge 320GB hard drive, discrete ATI HD graphics, and an HD screen, and it’s outfitted with a Spanish-language keyboard and a Spanish version of Windows 7 Home Premium. And LA customers can get it for a very reasonable $499.


A mouse in every hand, a notebook on every lap…

This isn’t something I’d take advantage of, but I think it’s kind of cool and since I’m a native Angeleno… :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dual Screen, 11 pound desktop replacement (I mean “Mobile workstation”), ThinkPad W700 – Not your father’s ThinkPad…

InfoWorld - Lenovo to release ThinkPad laptop with 2 LCD screens

“Lenovo Group Ltd. Friday announced the release of a ThinkPad laptop that takes the "desktop replacement" category of notebook PCs to a new level.

The ThinkPad W700ds appears to be the first laptop ever to sport two LCD screens -- a 17-inch primary and a 10.6-inch secondary screen.

The souped-up "mobile workstation," as Lenovo calls it, also comes with customers' choice of quad-core Intel Core 2 processors and Nvidia Quadro mobile graphics CPU with as many as 128 cores. It also comes with as much as 8GB of DDR3 memory and a pair of hard drive/solid-state drive bays for up to 960GB of storage.

It's all in an 11-pound brick -- five times the weight of netbooks, such as the Asus Eee 701, and at least double the weight of typical laptops -- that is encased in the ThinkPad's trademark ebony exterior.


The ThinkPad W700 series


The ThinkPad W700 series mobile workstation is thoughtfully designed to give users uncompromised performance, stability, and the ultimate visual experience

The ThinkPad W700 is the first mobile workstation to deliver:

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme processors
  • High-capacity RAID HDDs
  • Integrated color calibration
  • Onboard digitizer and pen

What's new

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Core Q9100 processors
  • 10.6-in diagonal second display panel
  • Intel Turbo memory 4 GB support
  • 4 GB memory DIMM

System features

  • RAID DASD high-speed storage
  • Integrated color calibration
  • Integrated WACOM palm rest digitizer and pen
  • Displays
    • 17-in WUXGA with CCFL backlight and 1920 x 1200 resolution
    • 10.6-in WXGA with white LED backlight second display and 768 x 1280 resolution
  • High-performance mobile graphics:
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M, 512 MB dedicated video memory
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M, 1 GB dedicated video memory
  • Intel Centrino® 2 with vPro and Core 2 Extreme technologies
  • Intel PM45 Express chip set
  • PC3-8500 double data rate 3 (DDR3) SDRAM 1067 MHz SODIMM high-speed memory
  • Intel Active Management Technology 4.0
  • WLAN: Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN (3 x 3)1
  • 64 GB solid state drive (SSD) for fast, reliable, lightweight, energy-efficient storage
  • DisplayPort
  • Dual Link DVI
  • Integrated camera


Dual monitors on a notebook? Dude, that’s cool. Perfect for developers on the go (or who remote ;)

I wonder if I can talk work into getting me one of these when they ship?