RT-11 Help

From: Jerome Fine <jhfine_at_idirect.com>
Date: Wed Jul 22 13:51:02 1998

This is a general message for anyone who likes the PDP-11 and
runs programs. While I realize that most of the people on this
list are much more interested in the actual and real hardware,
some of you may also want to be able to preserve and use the
real software just as much. Well, there is now a PC emulator
which is able to run most of the PDP-11 software without
any change whatsoever. If you are interested:


is a good start. The most important programs are:

E11 and PUTR at:


If you have any questions, please ask. The author
of these programs is John Wilson. Although I
will admit to being an E11 and a PUTR user (since
I am also an "RT-11/TSX-PLUS User/Addict"),
I am not receiving any compensation nor have I
been asked to post this information.

I do have personal experience in using both E11
and PUTR on the portable PC of a friend.

Am I being off topic? I understand there is
a 10 year limit. Does the same limit apply to
software as well as hardware? Obviously
E11 and PUTR are very new. But the intent
is and does run 20 year old software. As an
example, I had a real TU-58 drive (which was
20 years old) connected to a COM port on the
PC which was running E11. In the TU-58 tape
drive was a real DECTAPE II cartridge that was
20 years old with V3.0B of RT-11 which is from
1978 and I booted and ran the 20 year old version
of RT-11.

Sincerely yours,

Jerome Fine
Received on Wed Jul 22 1998 - 13:51:02 BST

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