Version 1.01 for Zenith Z-100 PC<< Go back
The Z-100 PC series was Zenith's confusingly named PC-compatible line of computers, starting with the Z-150 model. It should not be confused with their earlier Z-100 models, such as the Z-110, which were not PC-compatible, but also ran MS-DOS and Windows 1.0. This release comes on five 5.25" 360 kB floppies, though their layout is a bit different: the Utility disk has been split into separate Fonts and Printers disk, and the Windows Write disk is not included.
This release is dated 7th February 1986. Unlike the retail release, this one actually includes nine different keyboard layouts, including US, UK, French, West German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish/Finnish, Norwegian and Danish. No additional pointing device drivers are included, though the CGA driver has been renamed to IBM, Zenith or compatible Color/Graphics Adapter. At the end, setup will also ask you if you wish to install the PIF files, which doesn't seem to happen in any other release. Paint and Write applications are not included, as the contract between Zenith and Microsoft didn't seem to cover them.
The bootscreen appears rather standard, except the version string is below the Microsoft copyright text and the following text at the bottom of the screen:
This computer software and documentation are provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in the governing Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause -- subdivision (b) (3) (B) of DAR 7-104.9 (a) (May 1981) or subdivision (b) (3) (ii) of DOD FAR Supp 252.227-7013 (May 1981). Contractor/manufacturer is Zenith Data Systems Corporation of Hilltop Road, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.