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Osborne PC prototype


[Wikipedia] Osborne PC prototype


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In the early summer of 1983 an effort was launched to produce a version of the Osborne Executive that would be compatible with the IBM PC. Although venture partners had contributed $9 million of funding in April and another $11 million in June, Osborne was unable to raise an additional $20 million considered necessary to get the IBM-compatible product to market. A "tiger team" was formed, primarily to create a prototype DOS compatible printed circuit board and front bezel to accommodate the changes in connectors. The design used many of the parts of the Executive, including the disc drives, display, chassis, power supply and keyboard. It was completed in six weeks and shown to a number of potential investors, but was unable to generate sufficient interest to save the company from bankruptcy.
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