Nuke Redmond!

From: Jeff Hellige <>
Date: Mon Jan 15 13:13:24 2001

> I must point out that MacOS has the same "burden" - and bears it
>*much* better, as "antique" Mac software is far more likely to run on a new
>Mac system than same-vintage Win/DOS software on a Windows machine. (I
>*hate* to think I may have accidentally brought this back on-topic...)

        I currently run the Insignia Solutions SoftPC Professional
emaulator (80286, VGA, MS-DOS 5, circa 1992) on my PowerCurve under
Mac OS 9.0.4 so that I may run LapDos II (a DOS-shell type program
used to transfer files between either a PDD/PDD2 or my Tandy 102
directly and a MS-DOS machine). The version of LapDOS I am running
dates back to 1987 and is connected to one of the Mac's serial ports
using an adapter cable from CompUSA and the CompuLink cable available
from Club 100. This version of SoftPC predates the PPC processor and
as such is a native 68k program. Because of this, it doesn't run as
fast as it might, considering the G3 processor in the machine, but it
does run without a problem, even to the point of having a folder that
is shared between MS-DOS and the Mac OS and which is accessible from
either side. My next thing is to try and run 'Chuck Yeagers Advance
Flight Trainer' on the emulated machine.

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