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Archive for April 9th, 2015

Oh Mein Gott…

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/09

Oh Mein Gott….

Demo party time. Amazing. As it runs on an early 4.77 Mhz IBM 8088 PC with CGA video.



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Delphi XE8 is out with version 22.0.19027.8951; Spring4D is almost ready.

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/09

A while ago I wrote about Delphi XE7 is out with version 21.0.17017.3725; Spring4D is almost ready, now I can repeat parts of it for XE8.

The download links for Delphi XE8, C++Builder XE8 and RAD Studio XE8 are there: ftpd and altd. A whopping  7,217,184,768 bytes (compare that to XE7 update 1 at 5,649,917,952 bytes: almost 30% increase) that has been seeded a few days ago with the version time stamped at the end of last month (like xe7), here is the version number: 22.0.19027.8951.

Before installing, note that in addition to the below documentation links:

Be sure to have at least 70 gigabytes of free disk space before you attempt to install.

This in addition to the almost 7 GiB ISO file (:

The download is fast as altd is on akamai: the 7 GiB downloaded in about 16 minutes. Google can do the math.

XE8 doc links


On the Spring4D side, Stefan and Honza have added XE8 support, so a new release of that can be near.


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mos6502: “This is currently the oldest publicly available piece of source written by Bill Gates.”

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/09

mos6502 wrote a really nice post on G+ with this quote:

“This is currently the oldest publicly available piece of source written by Bill Gates.”

A must read if you ever used Microsoft BASIC on a 6502 machine.

Lots of link to various sources of the Microsoft BASIC (it was developed on a PDP-10 that could even run the outputed 6502 assembly!)


via:  We’ve already had some posts on the BASIC programming language for the 6502,….

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