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|cname= IMSAI 8080-tan
|alias= n/a
|creator= Aurora Borealis
|debut= July 2008
|height = 142 cm (4'8")
|haircolor = White
|eyecolor = Violet
|osper= IMDOS (OS), IMSAI 8080 (hardware)|osdev= IMS Manufacturing Corp. (1975-19791978), Fischer-Freitas Co. (19791978-present) |reldate= Dec 16 1975(original IMSAI 8080), 1977 (VDP series), 2002 (IMSAI Series Two)|lastrel=?
|fnote= represents the IMSAI 8080, its main OS IMDOS , and the modernized IMSAI Series Two (released in 20042002)
}}
==Technical details==
The [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMSAI_8080 IMSAI 8080 is based off ] was released in December 1975. It adopted the S-100 Bus standard from the MITS Altair 8800 (, and regarded as was the first 'cloneAltair 8800' system) and is easily distinguished by its teal+black color scheme and three rows of brightly colored red+blue switchess main competitor. The IMSAI 8080 was used in many fields, used for scientific, military, and government applications, data communication, small businesses, and personal computer systems. The IMSAI 8080 is the first commercial computer to use CP/M , developed by Gary Kildall , who later formed Digital Research. In 1977, enhanced versions called the VDP series was released. They had a built-in monitor, keyboard and disk drives was released, but had several internal design problems. IMSAI line was discontinued in 1978, but remains supported, and in 2002, a modernized IMSAI computer called the IMSAI Series Two was released.
In the early 2000's, a modernized IMSAI computer called the IMSAI Series Two was created. The original IMSAI 8080 model from 1975 is still supported by its current company.
==Character details==
IMSAI 8080-tan has a resemblance to [[MITS Altair 8800 | MITS Altair 8800-tan ]], but has short hair and dark purple eyes, and her hair decorated by a teal headband, alternating red + and blue hairclips , and matching earrings. She wears a black T-shirt over a long, blue + and red sleeved shirt, teal skirt, black leggings and teal boots. She Her outfit is modeled after the IMSAI 8080's color scheme and its distinctive arrangement of bright red and blue switches, and she usually carries around an old suitcase from her days in the military and government. While back then it contained top secret data She is a businesswoman and messenger who assists other independent OS-tans or hardware-tans to keep in contact with each other. She also builds equipment to help them. Her interest in building equipment is a reference to the IMSAI Series Two launch.  Owing to the IMSAI 8080's most famous role as the computer used to hack into the military supercomputer in the movie WarGames, IMSAI 8080-tan is a huge fan of the movie, and used to have plans of hacking and mind control.  She is an experienced tactician, and she has a recurring desire to return to her glory days, but has adopted a kinder and humbler attitude, it now contains just and uses her communication gear skills to help others in need. ===Abilities===IMSAI 8080-tan is physically strong and office suppliessturdy by design, and developed great survival skills from her years as a wanderer. Her magical abilities are very limited, but she carries is good at melee combat. ===Family and relationships=======Altair 8800==== Although IMSAI 8080-tan respected Altair 8800-tan due to the [http://www.pc-history.org/imsai.htm IMSAI 8080's origins] of being based off of the Altair 8800, but modified to be a more rugged commercial-grade system, they were each other's main competitors and mortal enemies in the 1970's. Their rivalry was slightly complicated over IMSAI 8080-tan helping codify the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-100_bus S-100 bus] as a standard, which is a part of the Altair 8800's legacy, but Altair 8800-tan disliked IMSAI 8080-tan for not just being a competitor, but accusing her of being an intellectual property thief for many years.  Decades passed, and their paths diverged so much that particular suitcase they are no longer enemies, and they reconciled in the 2000's, and are friends now.  ====DR-DOS====DR-DOS-tan (then CP/M-tan) and IMSAI 8080-tan were each other's first friends. IMSAI 8080-tan was her mentor, and encouraged her to be highly ambitious and to succeed by any means. She meant to inspire DR-DOS-tan to greatness, but would later regret encouraging her cutthroat behaviors and tactics, when finding that DR-DOS-tan shunned her own children because she saw them only as competition.  ==OSC Notes== In the Annex Project, IMSAI 8080-tan is a member of the [[CIOST | Confederation of Independent OS-tans]], but was a [[Wanderer Class | wanderer]] for more than 20 years before she joined them.  She eagerly joined and is a valuable asset to them with its chainsher business skills, warning labels data communication skills and Top Secret label) for intimidation factorconnections to important information networks. Although she is one of the oldest members of the CIOST, she still remains relevant even to the younger members.
IMSAI 8080-tan is a tough, hardy ==History and slightly maniacal businesswoman and messenger who assists other [[CIOST | independent OS-tans]] or hardware-tans to keep in contact with each other. While she is a bit maniacal and crazy with the recurring desire to return to her days as a super powerful military engineer, she is actually very unselfish and has adopted a kinder and humbler attitude in recent years. background==
===Rise to power (1975-1977)===IMSAI 8080-tan was MITS can technically be considered Altair 8800-tan's main competitor and mortal enemy back in their youthclone, although they are not actually blood related. Between the two, IMSAI 8080-tan had the advantageswas modeled after Altair 8800-tan, being much but was designed to be a lot stronger and hardier than her frail rival but mainly won because , and to be a commercial system. Her rise to success, required taking advantage of Altair8800-tan's bad decisions that caused weaknesses, with some risk-taking of her own demise. More than 30 years have passed since their rivalry and their paths diverged so muchNotably, she made promises that she was not ready to make, but they're no longer enemies would fulfill, and hope gain a lot of followers, referencing how some [http://www.oldcomputermuseum.com/imsai_8080.html IMSAI 8080 kits were incomplete] to keep up with the demand that MITS could not meet each other some day, a strategy that was successful.
Her friends are [[DR-DOS | DR-DOS-tan]] (In her first friend prime, she was a successful businesswoman who also worked jobs with the military and her 'student' back in their childhoods)government, but these careers would be short-lived when [[BeOS | BeOShttp://www.pc-tan]], [[history.org/imsai.htm competitors such as Apple III | Apple IIII-tan]] , and [[MenuetOS | MenuetOSCommodore KIM-1-tan]]become more prominent. (see the "The Life and Death of Imsai" section). She knew they would be a threat, and their successors more so.
===OSC NotesDecline (1977-1980's)===In her prime1977, she tried to keep up with them, IMSAI 8080and more advanced competitors such as Apple II-tan was an engineer for the military and government Commodore PET-tan, to no avail. She tried to improve herself, and had even devised schemes for mind control (a reference to hackingmultiple upgrades, but they had severe design flaws, which is also and she lost a reference to the movie WarGames in which the protagonist used an IMSAI 8080 to hack a military supercomputer)lot of her supporters. She resigned retained some support from her the military , goverment, scientists, and government career after business, they were only a small percentage of her demise from the competition due to more popular and user-friendlier competitors (such as [[Apple II | Apple II-tan]] ) as well as faulty 'upgrades'supporters.
She knew that the soon faded into obscurity, resented her competitors were inevitable so , and and felt hopeless as a wanderer, though she tried to improve herself and make new inventions retained a small but her attempts failed miserably loyal following, and lost company support from the home users because her competitors were so much user-friendlier. Although she still did have a lot Because of the remaining support her from the militaryher company and followers, the government, top scientistsshe didn't give up, and high-ranking business people; they were only a small percentage of the people, with home users being the majority and she ultimately fell out of favor towards everyone except fared decently as a few hobbyistswanderer.
She faded into obscurity in the 1980's and ===1990's and felt hopeless later===She never had to struggle for survival living as a [[Wanderer Class | wanderer]], especially during but may have nearly gotten caught in the crossfire of the OS Wars of in the mid-1990's but she didn't want to give up. She took up a career in business and data communication. While her career did not get her very far at all as a wandererBy this time, she saw other wanderers who were much worse off than she was recommended to join the Confederation of Independent , OS-tans. She eagerly joined and is a valuable asset to them with her business skillsthat were abandoned or forgotten, or lost their factions after their companies went bankrupt, data communication skills and connections to important information networks. Although she is one including some of the oldest members of the CIOST, she still remains relevant even to the younger membersher former competitors.
Since joining the CIOST in the early 2000's, Seeing others worse off than she has had renewed feelings of hope, along with the desire was led to improve herselfher becoming a lot more humble, help others and return to the life of a hobbyist. And although she does not have as nearly as many supporters as she did in use her prime, she is happy skills and resources to still have corporate support all these years and takes pride help others in being the oldest active (or not-retired) OS-tan/early computer-tan from the dawn of the personal computer revolution need, and wants to keep this distinction for as long as she can. She has also forgotten about her rivalry with Altair-tan and the two have reconciled and became friends in recent yearslet go of past rivalries.
She joined the [[CIOST | Confederation of Independent OS-tans]] in 2003 to put her skills to further use. Although she does not have as nearly as many supporters as she had in her prime, she is happy to have corporate support all these decades, and takes pride in being the oldest active (or not-retired) OS-tan/early computer-tan from the dawn of the personal computer revolution and wants to keep this distinction for as long as she can.

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