Proof Q68 is the Awesomes

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Proof Q68 is the Awesomes

Postby XorA » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:58 pm

So there was some friendly banter about Q68 beating SpeccyNext to your doorstep, well SpeccyNext was only a 170K$ project.

This 500K GBP project is now years late and is likely to never deliver.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/1 ... _brouhaha/

So congrats to Peter and Derek for getting it right!


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Re: Proof Q68 is the Awesomes

Postby Sparrowhawk » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:54 pm

That's the zx vega. Altogether different project.

The Next seems on course to deliver, if what I hear is true.


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Re: Proof Q68 is the Awesomes

Postby Sparrowhawk » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:55 pm

Unless by"this" you actually meant the Vega. If so apologies :)


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Re: Proof Q68 is the Awesomes

Postby XorA » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:15 pm

Sparrowhawk wrote:Unless by"this" you actually meant the Vega. If so apologies :)


Yes "this" is the Vega+ which seems to be a disaster zone!


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Re: Proof Q68 is the Awesomes

Postby Sparrowhawk » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:51 am

I actually did not back the Next as I feared it would be another Vega debacle. Kind of regret it now, but the Q68 will more than make up for it!


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Re: Proof Q68 is the Awesomes

Postby Zarchos » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:26 am

Sparrowhawk wrote:I actually did not back the Next as I feared it would be another Vega debacle. Kind of regret it now, but the Q68 will more than make up for it!


Same for me.
And programming Z80 ... well, for me, it is simply 'no'.


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Re: Proof Q68 is the Awesomes

Postby Pr0f » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:59 am

Zarchos wrote:And programming Z80 ... well, for me, it is simply 'no'.


What's wrong with the good ol' z80 ;)

An excellent beast of burden...


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Re: Proof Q68 is the Awesomes

Postby Zarchos » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:03 pm

Pr0f wrote:
Zarchos wrote:And programming Z80 ... well, for me, it is simply 'no'.


What's wrong with the good ol' z80 ;)

An excellent beast of burden...


Hey, I said 'for me'. It would be too difficult for me, that's all. I am no genius. :D
If I chose the machine you know as my predilection machine, there is a very good reason : excellent for my laziness. :o


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Now porting SOTB to the Archies, to then port it to the Q68.
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