"Old PC" emulation ?

From: Fred N. van Kempen <waltje_at_pdp11.nl>
Date: Tue Nov 2 18:56:18 2004

On Wed, 3 Nov 2004, Tony Duell wrote:

> > 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?
> Is there good reason (considering that schematics are available, and
> most, if not all, of the chips are not hard to find) not to be able to
> keep real IBM PCs, PC/XTs, and PC/ATs running?
If you have one, no. What is hard to keep running is their disks,
as usual. Plus - its kinda hard to play with old system software
(such as Minix, in this case) if you're in a hotel room for many
hours, and only have a laptop (or two) with you. Which is why an
emulated environment is what I am looking for.

(and yes, I do have "working" hardware right now)


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