- 1 Merge
- 2 Base for Galaksija's BASIC
- 3 Fair use rationale for Image:Rac1.jpg
- 4 Sagt dir das etwas.
- 5 Gesagt, getan.
- 6 Galaksija was almost not comparable by any measure of features to the commercially available computers at the time.
- 7 Company name "Mikrotehnika" sounds unlikely.
- 8 File:Tetris.png Nominated for speedy Deletion
I've merged the the important contents of Galaksija ROM "A", Galaksija ROM "B" and Galaksija Character ROM and am going to file a speedy deletion of these. I think there's probably a copyright violation involved and its definitely not encyclopedic. Thanks! mako (talk•contribs) 14:49, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Base for Galaksija's BASIC
Voja Antonić himself states (on his web site) that he partially based Galaksija's Basic on Micr(o)soft Level 1 Basic:
U EPROM, koji se u početku prostirao na "celih" 4K, smešten je drajver za video stepen, linijski editor i BASIC interpreter. Floating-point aritmetika i ciklusi preuzeti su iz Micrsoft-ovog Level 1 Basica, a ostatak je rezultat rada autora, pomognut aktivnim učešćem i sugestijama Dejana Ristanovića.
Should anyone think that there may be a confusion here, I can phone him directly to clarify (i.e. where did he get it from, not just what it was). --Aleksandar Šušnjar 02:08, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Please do phone him and ask. I think even at the first glance the similarities between TRS-80 and Galaksija are obvious. If you compare TRS-80 Level I BASIC code and Galaksija ROM you'll see blocks of code that are practically identical. And please provide any proof that a product named "Microsoft Level I BASIC" actually existed. On which computer/architecture did it ran?
Avian 21:58, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
I will call Voja to clarify. I do not need to prove that the product existed - information was taken from the site. Otherwise, I am not supposed to do original research here. Apparently he took what he believed (at the time he wrote the article) to have been the Micr(o)soft Level 1 BASIC. Now, at the time TRS-80 was there... so it may have been the source... but then it would not have been Microsoft... --Aleksandar Šušnjar 00:11, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
OK ... I called him. He says that both pieces of info are correct. That is - base code was indeed taken from TRS 80 (Level 1 BASIC) but he states that it, in fact was a Microsoft BASIC and not some other. He also said that "Microsoft was proud" of it being a completely bug-free implementation but that he has found at least one bug related to "READ ... DATA" instructions (or whatever the names were): every time a single data item was read a stack pointer would be less by 1 than what it was supposed to be, slowly eating the stack space away...
In any case, you were right! I will reincorporate the change back into the article.
Aleksandar Šušnjar 20:29, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
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Sagt dir das etwas.
Galaksija was almost not comparable by any measure of features to the commercially available computers at the time.
Probabbly this sentence should be changed, because it was often compared with then popular ZX81. As I recall the article from the magazine Galaksija, about September 1983 there was saying:
It is obvious to compare Galaksija with Sinclair ZX81. Both computers have the same resolution and Z80 CPU. ZX81 has better BASIC and far better software support. Galaksija has far better keyboard, more comfortable work with screen (no flickering and entering into last two rows), hardware reset, can be available completely legally (no need for smuggling or searching cousin in foreign countries ) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 06:49, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
Company name "Mikrotehnika" sounds unlikely.
If the mentioned company "Mikrotehnika" was indeed based in Graz, Austria as said, the name sounds very unlikely, i.e. not something a German speaker would come up with. German would use a spelling like "Microtechnik" or possibly (but less likely) "Mikrotechnik". Maybe the spelling "Mikrotehnika" is based on a Cyrillic spelling of the name, but in the original form it was different? Or the company was not in Austrian Graz but somewhere else? -- 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:29, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
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