Studfax was originally written in Borland Turbo Pascal, and first released in 1990. At
that stage, computer hard disks were often as small as 10 or 20 Mb, and memory was limited
to 640K bytes. Consequently the program had to be very efficient in terms of size and
speed. These attributes have been maintained when the program was converted for use in
Windows using Borland Delphi. Studfax will run even on a 386 machine with 4 Mb memory.
Studfax includes a module for Estimated Breeding Values for sheep and goats (separate registration required) and a disk-spanning backup and restore program with file compression.