[vcf-midatlantic] IBM PC near-compatibles

Jonathan Gevaryahu jgevaryahu at gmail.com
Sun Oct 29 13:48:00 EDT 2017


I have a 6300 right outside Philly which is free to a good home. It 
might need some PALs or the keyboard controller resoldered, but should 
be otherwise intact as a system. No mouse nor keyboard nor monitor, though.
Pickup only, Contact me off-list.

On 10/26/2017 9:53 AM, Matt Patoray via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> All this talk of the AT&T PC-6300, I will need to start working on mine,
> which is giving me random parity error messages and crashing. Also I think
> the factory Olivetti floppy drive is getting quite flaky.
>
> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 11:24 PM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
>> Precious... my precious...
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 10:18 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>
>>>    I must've missed it.  It seems Dean is drooling. :)
>>>
>>>                  -Dave
>>>
>>> --
>>> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
>>> New Kensington, PA
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On October 25, 2017 9:53:45 PM Jason Howe via vcf-midatlantic
>>> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I sent a message to this very list on 08/15/2014 offering it up!
>>>>
>>>> --Jason
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 10/25/2017 06:24 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>>>>     Well I'd certainly never heard of it.
>>>>>
>>>>>               -Dave
>>>>>
>>>>> On 10/25/2017 04:22 PM, Jason Howe via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>>>>> And to think I have a 6300 sitting in it's original box in the garage
>>>>>> that I can't generate any interest for locally.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --Jason
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 10/25/2017 10:24 AM, 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.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 12:55 PM, Drew Notarnicola via
>>> vcf-midatlantic <
>>>>>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 12:26 PM, Earl Baugh via vcf-midatlantic <
>>>>>>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> And in theme with Herb's kerosene powered fan, I actually own a
>>>>>>>>> gasoline
>>>>>>>>> powered clothes iron.
>>>>>>>>> Looks like a regular small iron but is gasoline powered.
>> Seriously.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Earl
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I've got to see this.  Do you have a photo you could upload
>>> somewhere?
>>>>>>>> I love really old, weird devices like that.  I have a calculator
>> that
>>>>>>>> had a
>>>>>>>> few metal sliders marked with numbers that you'd slide up and down
>>>>>>>> with a
>>>>>>>> stylus to do calculations with, and it was color coded to tell you
>>>>>>>> when to
>>>>>>>> do a carry.
>>>>>>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>

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Jonathan Gevaryahu
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