On 11 Jun 2018 18:38:16 GMT
Post by Huge Post by RS Wood
I see they still advertise a version for freaking DOS. Wow, that's
impressive. Internet access from a DOS machine is truly an interesting
endeavor - not for the slight of heart, I'm sure.
It's how I started.
Hell, it's probably how a lot of us started. Interestingly, I hadn't
heard of KA9Q before - thought Trumpet Winsock was the only option.
Looks like you use it for a SLIP connection. How would that work:
serial line to your 300 baud acoustic coupler modem and a SLIP
connection agreement to your university (since that would predate ISPs)?
Was just thinking it would be cool to give this a try, but the reality
is I'm happy enough at a console with mutt and linux/freebsd. Would be
hard to justify leaving that environment for anything other than
That said, let the hypocricy show: someone gets online with a C64 and I
think it's the coolest thing ever. Not sure what the mental watershed is.