Gibsaw wrote:It's a real shame the Poly never got more traction.
Good lord, there's some bollocks in this blurb though... obviously written by an embittered progeni supporter.
64k being 4 x Apple II memory... Only if you specified the minimum configuration. Even the first model of the Apple II could take 48k of RAM. (a full 64k if you switched off the ROM banks using the "language card")
How much space did the poly's ROM's occupy?
And the misguided crud about 32 bit addressing... what the hell are they talking about?! The 6809 never had 32 bit addressing, and the implementation of OS9 on the 68000 would only have had 32 bit addressing in principle until the 68020 as there wasn't an external 32bit address bus... Hardly relevant to the poly, and OS9 wasn't a Progeni product.
I hear that. Where did the drivel come from? This blog it appears, it's for the most part copy and pasted directly.
The Poly sure had some impressive features for its era - the network oriented design is pretty neat, would make total sense for educational configurations. But at the end of the day, as good as it was, there was products that just flourished in a greater way. The Apple II is one of them - it's one of the legendary-status vintage machines. The Poly is simply historic.