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Sunday 29th November 2015
Michael Otway (Australia)

Being equipped with a Z80 CPU, these "128K" units could only access 64KB for programs and data. The other 64KB was set aside as a RAM drive. The RAM drive wasn''t all that useful though, because (unlike their 32 and 64K models) they used DRAM not SRAM, so the RAM drive data was gone once the computer was switched off.

Friday 29th May 2015
Charles Thomas

Heh, Kung Fury gets hacked back in time on one of these. :D

Sunday 8th August 2004
Peter Larsen (Sydney, Australia)
Buzz Computers

The Network you describe was very popular in schools here in Australia also. It was called StarNet, and in it's most common configuration could support up to 30 or so client machines. It was a 19,200 baud serial network, the client machines having "StarNet Adapters" while the server was generally a 56k disk system model with a "StarNetwork Multiplexer". Software would be loaded on the server, then "pushed" through the serial link to the client computers and run from their RAM. Some units would have a "battery" switch so you could plug in, load software, then unplug and keep it in memory while you moved the machine elsewhere.

Sunday 22nd September 2002
Martin Hultén Ashauer (Sweden)

I've had a MicroBee all my life and it still works alltho some buttons dont work propperly like the '0' button, so I have to write '11' instead of '10' when i'm basic programming. Its a nice computer and i have some software but not much. If there is anyone that owns ant software to the MicroBee and is willing to give/sell it to me mail me @:
//Martin H.A.
Proud MicroBee Owner

Saturday 2nd March 2002
Christian Johansson (Sweden)

When I went to school in Eslöv in Sweden in 7th-9th grade between 1986-1989, we had a computer room filled with Microbee computers. There was one server that the teacher handled. The rest of the computers that the pupils used were clients. Computer science was a special subject at the time. We did not use computers in ordinary subjects like mathematics and Swedish.


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