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itzman
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staggeringly similar story.

did a bit of coding for a client who sold a business app on either Elonex or Apricot PCS. yep DOS days of course.

"Does anyone buy the Apricot" I said'

"Yep its ten times faster"

He proceeded to demonstrate with much whirring of floppy disks.

I was puzzled, Processors and speeds wer identical.. then I had a thought. Sho nuff the elonex had in config.sys :

FILES=2

BUFFERS=5

on the apricot they were much higher.

I edited the file rebooted and said 'now try it'

Nobody likes a smartass do they?

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