You could get into the Mini Assembler the same way on an Apple
Here's a screenshot I just made of a DOS based Apple II emulator running in DOSBox.
I have a good number of 5.25" Apple DOS 3.3 & ProDOS disks (143K) from 1982 - 1988 that still work. There are some with errors, but the majority of them work fine. My Apple 3.5" disks (800K) haven't survived nearly as well.
I gave up on my collection of DOS (as in FAT) floppy disks of any variety years ago. They never seemed all that reliable even when newish.
Um, that article is from 2009:
"By Phil Villarreal on September 28, 2009 2:10 PM"
I'm sure Best Buy is still doing this, but why are you digging up things that are nearly two years old?
Why does it have to be either / or?
I enjoy having a smartphone. I also enjoy my collection of big old phones with big old speakers in the handsets at my house.
In fact, I do prefer talking with a big old phone rather than my smartphone. That's why I have an OBi110 device that allows me to use my Google Voice number on my 1941 Western Electric 302 rotary phone. It sounds great and I can even dial out with a DialGizmo between the phone and the OBi.
This isn't really that difficult.
Here's a screenshot I just made of DOS 3.3 / Windows 1.01 running under QEMU under Ubuntu 11.04.
It may even run under DOSBox, but I've not tried anything earlier than WFW 3.11 in that environment.
I was rather impressed with myself recently getting this running:
Ubuntu 11.04 > VirtualBox 4.0.something > OS/2 Warp4 FP15 > WinOS/2.
That was a challenge!
The Obi110 is an incredible device. I got it for $49.99 from Amazon about a month ago during a brief window when they had them in stock.
If you follow Obihai on Twitter or keep an eye on their forums, you'll see announcements of when Amazon will have them for $49.99 again, but you've got to be quick.
The call quality with GV on the Obi is much better than my POTS line.
It's a typical crap Flash design (why use Flash for menus???), but it works fine on my Moto Droid w/ Flash.
At least Android users have the choice to install and view Flash content if they choose. iPhone users aren't allowed that choice.
I have Flash installed on my Moto Droid and have found performance quite lacking as well.
Have you ever used a HP LaserJet P2015 or P3005? Great printers until just after the warranty expires and you start getting solder joint problems with the formatter board. A quick bake for 8 minutes at 350F in an oven may give you a few more months of use until the problem reappears.
Older HP printers are fantastic. I've got a LaserJet 4 and a couple of 4000's still running fine.
You wouldn't be wrong. I am the IT dictator. I get my way about 99% of the time.
Hmmm.... All the different versions of Microsoft Office out there, law firms still using some version of Word Perfect, Open Office, iWork, Google Docs, etc.
Anyone who's taught concepts rather than the specifics of one particular version of Microsoft various products should have no problems using any GUI based software written in the last 25 years.
I am the IT director of a school in the US. I can see first hand that the only thing the "educators" are interested in is training students to use application software. Not only that, it must be the absolute latest version of a certain company's office package. It's so the students will get "real world" training. WTF?
While it indeed is important for students to learn to use these tools, by the time some of these students make it into the workforce, the software that students are trained on (and cost so much money to 'license') is 'obsolete.'
What happened to the concept of teaching concepts? How to produce a document using a word processor and not Microsoft Word 2007? I learned word processing with AppleWorks on an Apple