[vcf-midatlantic] IBM PC near-compatibles

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Oct 25 14:27:34 EDT 2017

On 10/25/2017 01:24 PM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> The AT&T 6300 was an example of a system that was 99.9% compatible with the
> IBM standard and actually made inroads to the market because of it. Working
> at Simon & Schuster in the 80's, we had many of these machines because
> Microsoft Word for DOS had a driver for the 640 x 400 graphics mode that
> allowed for WYSIWYG editing, and as well it cost a bit less. Faster than
> the XT, the software and 8-bit ISA slot compatibility were very high, but
> it had proprietary 16-bit slots which limited it's usefulness in the long
> term. Very sturdy machines, however. Hoping to add one to my collection
> someday.

  They really are very nice machines.

  In my early teen years I worked at a computer store in Lawrenceville,
NJ.  We were, among other things, a dealer for AT&T computers.  Through
some quirk of stupid suitly madness, AT&T ended up buying scads of AT&T
computers from us.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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