northstar horizon OK
- Tonight a Northstar Horizon lives - boots from disk, and loads Monitor 5.0,
and there was no smoke.
- --- "B. Degnan" <billdeg@...> wrote:
> Tonight a Northstar Horizon lives - boots from disk, and loads
> and there was no smoke.Congratulations, Bill! It's a fun system and was very popular in its
time. I still see them and hear about them in the S-100 world.
The Northstar Horizon, for those who don't know, is an early S-100
system produced after the MITS Altair and IMSAI. NorthStar's first
product was a hard-sectored single-card floppy disk controller with
NorthStar DOS, to be used on the earliest S-100 systems without floppy
drives. Later they made the S-100 based Horizon, noted for its
wood-grain plywood cover, and continuing with hard sectored
controller. CP/M became available for it. They used hard-sectored
disks in their later "all in one" product, the Advantage with a
terminal like case with CRT and keyboard.
If anyone has additional history about NorthStar - dates and company
info by product - I need to update my Web page on that company and I'd
be glad to use and attribute that info accordingly.
Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey USA
<a href="http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/"> web site</a>
<a href="http://www.retrotechnology.net/herbs_stuff/"> domain mirror</a>
my email address: hjohnson AAT retrotechnology DOTT com
if no reply, try in a few days: herbjohnson ATT comcast DOTT net
"Herb's Stuff": old Mac, SGI, 8-inch floppy drives
S-100 IMSAI Altair computers, docs, by "Dr. S-100"
- On 11/22/06, B. Degnan wrote:
I didn't see a cover. Is it a "woodie"?
- Yes it's a woodie. Among the disks I found a few game disks including Star
Trek, Wompus, and Moon Lander...plus a lot of the boring stuff :assembler,
work processing, etc.
I will make a more complete report once I am done.
At 05:11 PM 11/24/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>On 11/22/06, B. Degnan wrote:
> > http://vintagecomputer.net/northstar/horizon/
>Wow Bill, nice example. Unlike others I've seen, yours is very clean inside!
>I didn't see a cover. Is it a "woodie"?