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    SubjectRe: NEWSFLASH! Linux ported to Commodore VIC-20!!
    On 14 Sep 1998, Anders Melchiorsen wrote:
    > hpa@transmeta.com (H. Peter Anvin) writes:
    > > In all seriousness, with the processing speed of modern CPUs it
    > > probably would be a no-brainer to support data storage to tape. In
    > > fact, it really isn't very different from the "sound card modem"
    > > stuff (tape adds some funky failure modes that phone lines don't have,
    > > but that can probably be ignored. Of course, all error-correction has
    > > to be forward error correction, since it isn't possible to get
    > > feedback from the receiver. Hmm... if nothing else, this just might
    > > have enough hack value for someone to do it "just because".)
    >
    > How much data would an audio tape be able to carry? Are we talking a
    > few hundred kilobytes or are we in the megabyte range?

    On a CBM64 with fastloader, 50K took about 2 minutes. So a C-90 tape gives you
    about 2 MB.

    Greetings,

    Geert

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    Geert Uytterhoeven Geert.Uytterhoeven@cs.kuleuven.ac.be
    Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~geert/
    Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium


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