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Old PoppyPC document from 40 years ago...


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Jan 11, 2007
Pacific Northwest, USA
I was digging through some of my old 8" disks with the goal of getting samples for some hardware I'm working on. On one of the disks (CP/M 2.2), I found the attached document that I penned back then. It's a conversion from WordStar, so there may be some nits. Durango Systems was making a 2-cpu system (80186+80286). MS Xenix for the 80286 wasn't ready yet, but we could offer MS-DOS 2.0 on the 80186. I was asked to pen a document for applications developers familiar with the IBM PC on the differences between Durango's Poppy PC and the the IBM product. This was a consulting gig.

Given that there's so little documentation on the Poppy, this might help those who happen to run across this very rare system (I haven't been able to find an available one for years).


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