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TRIVIA 28A

$1B0)
	What was COMPUTE!'s original sub title?
    	

	"The Journal for Progressive Computing".

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$1B1)
	After COMPUTE! was absorbed by General Media, how did the name
        change?
    	

	The name, having gained an exclamation point and lost a period many
         years before, reverted back to the period as the ending punctuation.

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$1B2)
	What Commodore content magazine was named after a nautical term?
    	

	"Ahoy!" was the answer I was looking for, but "Commodore" magazine
        also qualifies.

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$1B3)
	What Commodore content magazine was named after a BASIC keyword?
    	

	"RUN", and someone mentioned "Input"
     				       

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$1B4)
	What CPU gets control first when a Commodore 128 is booted?
    	

	The Z80 CPU has control first.
     

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$1B5)
	What CPU powered the Commodore C900?
    	

	The Zilog Z8000, from the company who borught us the popular Z80.
     

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$1B6)
	How large is the monitor installed in the SX64?
    	

	5" diagonal.
     

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$1B7)
	What color scheme does the SX64 boot up into?
    	

	White screen with cyan border and blue text.
     

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$1B8)
	What is printed as the stock SX64 boot up screen?
    	

	     *****  SX-64 BASIC V2.0  *****
         64K RAM SYSTEM  38911 BASIC BYTES FREE
 
        READY.
        _

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$1B9)
	The SX64 has a reset switch behind the door that holds the
        monitor controls.  What is strange about the rest switch?
    	

	The reset switch only resets the disk drive.  Most people assume it
        resets the entire computer system.

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$1BA)
	What common port is not included on the SX64?
    	

	The Cassette Port.
     

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$1BB)
	In the mid 1980's, a company called Berkeley Softworks created
        a graphical user environment for the Commodore 64.  What was it
        called?
    	

	Graphical Environment Operating System (GEOS).
     

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$1BC)
	Berkeley Softworks eventually changed their name to what?
    	

	GEOWorks.  They now develop the GEOS OS for Personal Digital 
        Assistants (PDA).

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$1BD)
	Most everyone is familiar with MSD disk drives.  What does MSD
        stand for?
    	

	Micro Systems Development, Inc.
     

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$1BE)
	On the NMOS 6502, what two addressing modes have but one opcode
        each that can operate in that mode?
    	   

	Actually, there is only one such mode, indirect.  jmp (xxxx) is
        the only opcode that can utilize that addressing mode.

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$1BF)
	How many transfer register opcodes are there on the NMOS 6502?
						    		     

	6 (TAX, TAY, TSX, TXA, TXS, TYA).
     
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