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Re: ISA/PCI Questions



Hi Brian,

The PCI takeover will only get worse: MS will stop allowing their logos to
be on PCs with ISA slots in them soon as they're not PC99 compliant (MS &
Intel consortium notes):

"ISA hardware is a source of many incompatibilities and support headaches,
so removing ISA is key to making computers easier to use and less costly to
maintain. Previous design guides have limited use of ISA devices. With PC
99, removing ISA slots is a requirement for the first time."

Whether or not the premise is baloney I'll leave to your judgement. I would
hazard a guess they really mean ISA-PNP mixed with legacy ISA cards and
semi-PNP BIOSes is the real source of incompatibility.

So, get your ISA slots while you can!

The PC I just bought has no ISA slots, just 1 AGP and 6 PCI. Aarrgh!

73 Howard G6LVB

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Wruble" <bwruble@ix.netcom.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2000 4:40 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] ISA/PCI Questions


> Hi all:
>
> As my older PCs reach the end of their useful lives,  I find that the new
> ones seem to lack ISA slots.   They typically have 2 or 3 spare PCI slots
> only.  This is of concern since I use a Kansas City Tracker/Tuner which
> requires an ISA slot.    I am nursing an old, slow Pentium machine along
in
> order to have a "home" for the KCTT.
>
> Has anyone found a PC manufacturer still offering ISA slots with an
advanced
> (P-III or equivalent) PC?  Who manufactures PCs with the most expansion
> slots of both kinds?
>
>
>
> Tnx for any thoughts.
>
>  73 de Brian W3BW
>
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