|Manufacturer||Osborne Computer Corporation|
|Number Produced||Tens of thousands|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|OS Options||CP/M, UCSD-P|
|Notes||The Osborne Executive was the successor to the Osborne 1 that almost never was. Osborne Computer Corporation introduced the pending machine well before it was available and dried up demand for their existing machine. Osborne Computer Corporation wasn't able to recover from this blunder and sold few Executives and even fewer of the later Vixens before folding.|
|Related Items in Collection||Full set of original documentation and disks including original owners packet with warrantee forms. Substantial quantities of additional software.|
|Related Items Wanted||Osborne Vixen to round out the collection.|
The Osborne Executive in my collection is one of a limited number of personalized systems sold to Osborne Computer Corporation employees. The system sports a custom Executive nameplate etched with the owners name and the Osborne boot screen displays and scrolls that name when the system starts.
There was even some custom software that detected the custom ROMs.
Aside from that the computer is pretty much as it left the factory with all of the original documentation and more.
Even the original owners package with warrantee information was included.
The case for the Executive was very similar to the second generation Osborne 1a with a fan added on.
The biggest differences were internal where the monitor grew from 5 to 7 inches while the keyboard and the rest of the front panel were improved significantly.
Like the Osborne 1 the Executive shipped with a full suite of business software including Wordstar and SuperCalc.