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IBM XT.

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Today while i was looking for a book i came across the old manual for my first PC, and Old IBM XT that was bought by my father around 85 or 86. I had good times with it.
For some unknow reason i don't know the manual came in german...

Anyone else had good time with the XT??









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Dad had one of those for a while. I never used it. I did use the slightly-better Samsung clone he got in the late 80s with a 40 MB HDD, and a colour monitor. King's Quest is hard to see in 4 colours if you're somewhat red-green colour blind.

Given how keyboard shortcuts are still designed, there's a good argument for switching CTRL and CAPS-LOCK back to where they appear in your manual.

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Frisky said:

Any clues why the manual is in German, exactly?

Obviously it was marketed to the Amish population.

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Aliotroph? said:

Dad had one of those for a while. I never used it. I did use the slightly-better Samsung clone he got in the late 80s with a 40 MB HDD, and a colour monitor. King's Quest is hard to see in 4 colours if you're somewhat red-green colour blind.

Given how keyboard shortcuts are still designed, there's a good argument for switching CTRL and CAPS-LOCK back to where they appear in your manual.

I used a lot that XT. Even i was the one that broke it after a few years. I was playing Test Drive 1 and all the sudden smoke. Then he got a 486 which was the PC were i first played Doom Shareware and i was flipping over about all colors and higher resolution of the monitor ahahaha

Frisky said:

Any clues why the manual is in German, exactly?


No idea and my father passed away like 12 years ago, so i will wonder about it forever. But that Keyboard was quite frustating to use because it was Qwertz and all my games manuals were using QWERTY for the controls. Yet one of the best keyboards i had the chance to use.

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