Fw: [TriLUG] even more interesting
jem at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Nov 9 11:18:20 EST 2001
A couple of notes:
Intel did invent the microprocessor. Their 4 bit 4004 in 1971 was the
first processor on a chip.
You were right that the BIOS was reverse engineered- but it was also
published as the IBM Technical Manual alongside the release of the IBM PC.
It was cloned with clean room (no one who worked on the project
had ever seen the published code. they were given a
specification of inputs and outputs and from this re-wrote the
code from scratch) techniques by Compaq, who was the very first clone
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