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Valentin Angelovski
12/12/05 17:24
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Melbourne
Australia


 
#105103 - QBasic Lives!!!
Responding to: Charles Bannister's previous message
Hi Charles,

I know you might find it hard to believe that people still use QBasic but it still offers solutions which are cheap and easy. With 75 million PC being thrown into the dump every year they certainly are cheap and plentiful. With it primitive operating system it provides robust response that most users who only have simple things to control want.


I agree with you totally, QBasic IDE is free and very well understood by many. It just amazes me how it seems to outlast all hardware!

Here's one 'use' I found for an old PC (grin). Back in 1999, amongst other things, I built an automotive MP3 'jukebox' using an 'old' 486DX2 m/board, M$-DOS 6.1, a dos-compatible MP3 decoder and my own custom 'dosamp' in QBASIC to bring it all together.

The evolution of the inp and out function have been extended to visual basic. See this web site for a solution. http://www.logix4u.net/inpout32.htm


Thanks for the link, I do seem to recall having found something similar in the past (when I worked with VB 5.0).

http://www.freebasic.net has a free, 99% QB-compatible program with 32-Bit functionality and openGL support.

Regards,
Valentin Angelovski





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TopicAuthorDate
Add on card programming      Suresh R      12/07/05 03:11      
   please clarify      Jan Waclawek      12/07/05 03:35      
      RE: please clarify      Suresh R      12/07/05 04:35      
         (E)ISA addressing      Jan Waclawek      12/07/05 04:48      
            IOW and IOR      Suresh R      12/08/05 04:52      
               not explicitly      Jan Waclawek      12/08/05 06:02      
                  IRQ in EISA slot      Suresh R      12/09/05 01:05      
                     interrupt      Jan Waclawek      12/09/05 02:21      
                        QBASIC programming      Valentin Angelovski      12/09/05 04:53      
                           reply      Suresh R      12/10/05 04:10      
                              DIP Switch Address Setting in EISA card      Suresh R      12/12/05 03:10      
                                 DIP switches...      Valentin Angelovski      12/12/05 03:55      
                                    card design enclosed      Suresh R      12/13/05 02:10      
                                       comparator      Jan Waclawek      12/13/05 02:30      
                           QBASIC live and well.      Charles Bannister      12/12/05 11:12      
                              NT - not quite      Andy Neil      12/12/05 16:16      
                                 timing in Win?      Jan Waclawek      12/12/05 16:21      
                              QBasic Lives!!!      Valentin Angelovski      12/12/05 17:24      
   refer to 'Barry B Brey'      Abhishek Singh      12/07/05 07:39      
   EISA Bus interfacing      Valentin Angelovski      12/08/05 15:54      
      beware if (E)ISA bus books      Erik Malund      12/09/05 08:11      
   Try this?      Andy Neil      12/14/05 15:16      
      Power resistor selection      Suresh R      12/16/05 04:52      
         dont do it      Erik Malund      12/16/05 06:39      
            LM317 is an option      Abhishek Singh      12/16/05 07:46      
               Wasteful!      Andy Neil      12/16/05 09:34      
                  if op can...........      Abhishek Singh      12/17/05 07:16      
                     Power!      Andy Neil      12/17/05 08:27      
         basic Ohm's law      Andy Neil      12/16/05 09:40      
            Trouble shoot      Suresh R      12/19/05 05:13      
               heating      Terry Lingle      12/19/05 07:08      
                  Reply : Heating      Suresh R      12/20/05 04:29      
                     if you refer to D4 then      Erik Malund      12/20/05 06:12      

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