Intel 80C186/80C188 Evaluation Board? Re: Single Board Computers

9000 VAX vax9000 at
Wed Oct 12 08:05:01 CDT 2005

On 10/12/05, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:
> On 10/11/2005 at 8:34 PM Gil Carrick wrote:
> >Sure, but my point was that it normally runs without one so that saying a
> >device requires secondary storage and a console to be considered as
> >containing an OS is not a definition that is very useful.
> I don't believe that's what I was saying.  My definition of a "non-PC" PC stipulated that the device have sufficient I/O for some sort of secondary storage and the ability to drive a console, in addition to being able to host a more-or-less commodity OS.

Then my MSCP SCSI controller is a non-PC PC. It has UART to connect to
a terminal. It has SCSI storage. It has ROM and RAM. It is lacking an
OS but I believe FreeDOS can be ported.

vax, 9000

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