North Star Horizon
North Star Horizon image
Introduced: 1977
Price: $1599 kit, $1899 assembled
CPU: 4MHz Zilog Z80

Computers such as the North Star Horizon and Cromemco Z-2 mark the golden age of the S-100 bus. Both companies successfully marketed their computers for scientific, academic, and industrial applications, and here and there these computers could be found operating years after other computers of this generation were retired to garages and basements. The Horizon featured a full set of software applications and could run CP/M, North Star DOS, and even a multi-user operating system called OASIS.

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