"Old PC" emulation ?

From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Tue Nov 2 17:44:14 2004

At 01:25 PM 11/2/04 -0500, you wrote:
>On Tuesday 02 November 2004 12:43, Fred N. van Kempen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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 ?
>I had a request yesterday for a 286 or earlier machine, the person says
>that somethings with the serial ports changed after that and the test
>equipment gets communication errors on newer machines.

   I expect that it's due to a timing issue. The HP-IL card that HP made
for the PC has the same problem.

   I strongly suspect that "PC"s are getting old enough and scarce enough
that they will shortly be valuable again.

Received on Tue Nov 02 2004 - 17:44:14 GMT

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