[Coco] OT: ummmm... OS-9 computer system pictures for yourviewing pleasure.
georgeramsower at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 19:14:10 EDT 2008
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> Oooh my gawd! I want one <drool 8-)_>
I think it would be kinda cool to have one because of it's uniqueness but,
you can have the same thing with a 512K CC3.
In OS9-L2, I built a boot disk without the VDG driver, CC3IO or anything to
do with the keyboard and video.
> This was many years ago.<
Renamed /T2 to /TERM. I used a Kimtron KT7 terminal for this application,
connected to the /T2 port at 9600 baud.
It's cool to see OS9 BOOT sitting on the monitor while OS-9 is booting up.
All the stuff we see on the CM-8 is now showing up on the external terminal.
What's even more cool is when OS9 uses the memory the VDG is parked on. I
got to watch the screen display junk that is stuff OS9 is using.
The keyboard scanning is gone. The PIA is now a NEW port for whatever you
wish to use it for.
I suppose this sort of thing would make OS9 on a 64K coco have more memory
I think(I don't know) that the coco would be somewhat faster without the
Since I do all my programs in Basic09, I wrote my software to poll the
terminal to see what I'm connected to and I wrote a routine to do the same
thing as GFX2 does, but for the appropriate terminal. The Kimtron would
respond to a querry and my software would use the appropriate B09 driver to
control the cursor. In this case, GFX was replaced with KT7.
That was FUN!!!
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