The Vintage Computer Library grows...

From: R. Stricklin <>
Date: Wed Feb 11 10:32:11 1998

On Wed, 11 Feb 1998, Sam Ismail wrote:

> perfectly in the "8-bit" portion of the slot. I am almost sure this unit
> could allow one to use IBM compatible hardware. Am I wrong about this?

Nope, you're 100% correct. What this unit did was more-or-less convert
your A500 into the desktop style A2000. The latter had ISA slots which
allowed you to buy something called a 'bridgeboard' so you could run PC
software. The ISA slots were designed to help the emulation (which as far
as I'm concered wasn't an emulation.. you actually had a PC in there).

> Does anyone have any solid technical information on this? Unfortunately
> in all the books and manuals I brought home not one was for this thing.

I have a friend who was a very faithful Amiga user when this came out. I
remember him being very excited about this and showing me the article
reviewing it in AmigaWorld. I can find out if he's still got that
particular issue if you'd like.

Received on Wed Feb 11 1998 - 10:32:11 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:30:53 BST