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Re: ISA/PCI Questions



Another good reason to move everything to USB.

73,
Joe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Howard Long" <howard@hanlincrest.co.uk>
To: "Brian Wruble" <bwruble@ix.netcom.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2000 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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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