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Originally created by Herb Rose, Falken BBS was one of the few BBS products which allowed up to 128 users to dial in to a single system (running DOS) using multiport hardware, requiring no external multitasker. The product was far advanced from the large number of other BBS systems available at the time allowing users to interact in online teleconferences and multiplayer games.
Herb's company Info*share struggled to market this product against the already well established Major BBS product developed by Galacticomm. The product enjoyed moderate success but eventually Herb relented and sold the product to Chris Whitacre of California who continued to develop the product on the Linux platform, finally discontinuing the original DOS based product.
The name Falken was a cultural reference to the hacker movie WarGames.
- BBS Documentary Listing of BBS's including Falken
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