"Old PC" emulation ?

From: Fred N. van Kempen <waltje_at_pdp11.nl>
Date: Tue Nov 2 11:43:49 2004


While reading up on my old Minix stuff (I found a box full of my old
Minix backup floppies a couple of weeks ago), I tried to install them
onto a PC I, um, borrowed from my customer (I was in Oslo for the
week, and was bored at nights ;-) but that would not install.

Obviously, old system software does not necessarily have to run on the
new, current (PC) systems.

Which led me to consider the impact of this on being able to run the
older PC software anytime in the future. Can one still install a
QNX box, or a Minix box, or an OS/2 system?

So.. what it boils down to is: is there any (serious) project on doing
a "old pc systems" emulation a la SimH, which does, for example, a
pure IBM PC, PC/XT or PC/AT ?

Just some random thoughts...

Fred N. van Kempen, DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) Collector/Archivist
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