Hardest to Find Classic Computers (Was: RE: Way OT: Just

From: Huw Davies <cchd_at_kerberos.davies.net.au>
Date: Sat Dec 15 15:30:21 2001

On Sat, 15 Dec 2001, Eric Dittman wrote:

> The commercial VAX simulator is extremely expensive, and the SIMH and TS10
> aren't there yet. Even so, the keyword was "native". I don't want the
> performance hit that comes with running an emulation.

I agree that Charon-VAX is expensive but seeing how well SIMH has gone
with the other emultations I would expect that it will provide a bootable
VAX environment shortly.

The problem with the Alphabook was that it's not exactly fast and
the battery life is short. They are also hard to find and expensive
should you find one. I suspect that a 1GHz laptop will run a VAX
emulation faster than the Alphabook with better battery life too.

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