MS-DOS is 30 years old today…

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Thirty years ago, on July 27 1981, Microsoft bought the rights for QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System) from Seattle Computer Products (SCP) for $25,000. QDOS, otherwise known as 86-DOS, was designed by SCP to run on the Intel 8086 processor, and was originally thrown together in just two months for a 0.1 release in 1980. Meanwhile… (Click for the …

Apple’s Media Event

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Today’s Apple event went down as planned, and while there were no real surprises, it was nice to see the rumors come alive. I’ve yet to see the Nano Touch in action (the video isn’t live yet) but I can’t imagine it will be easy to navigate on such a small screen. So the quick rundown: iTunes 10 includes “Apple …

Apple to Live Stream their Sept 1st Event

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Marking the first time the tech giant has done so, Apple will broadcast tomorrows event using Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming. You’ll need to be running on an iPod touch, iPad, iPhone, Mac running Safari and 10.6, or a Windows machine running the latest Safari (Windows is unconfirmed). Some of the better rumors circulating about tomorrows announcements

Trixbox NAT issues

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I have several static IP’s and recently ran into an issue while changing a few things around. my Trixbox (asterisk) would render only one side of a conversation, resulting in the remote party being able to hear everything, but only silence from any extension in the house. After googling for some time I came across the problem. Asterisk had lost …

DOSBox 0.74 for Mac OS X

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Just a quick tip, you can find your DOSBox configuration file in ‘ ~/Library/Preferences/DOSBox 0.74 Preferences.conf’ I keep my old DOS stuff in /users//msdos so to make things a little easier, find your way to the end of the conf file to the section [autoexec] and add this line: This will mount your dos directory and then change over to …