Don Maslin/Archiving system software (was: ftp archives disappearing?)

Bill Pechter pechter at
Sun Mar 18 15:21:17 CDT 2007

One of the differences between old violins and old computers is the Violin
software (music) is free.

Try to get a legal license to the software for a VAX and you'll pay big
$$$.  (Non-hobbyest)
There's a lot of pre-copyright software for old classical instruments... Not
for old classical computers 8-(.

I'd love to get a VMS condist to run my Vaxstation on earlier revs of
software -- but the best I can do is the hobbyest distrib... and I'm damned
glad I could get that.

CP/M is kind of available -- but try to get Basic80 or Bascom for it
Or the Fortran compiler from Microsoft...

The problem that keeps some of these boxes from usefulness is the cost of
software and abandonware.


On 3/18/07, Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk at> wrote:
> Dave Dunfield wrote:
> > So whatdya say, is there any interest?
> > (lotsa room for discussion here)
> I'm likely too busy today to even do more than skim-read the list, but put
> me
> down as very much interested :)  I should get a chance tomorrow to read
> all
> the messages properly...
> cheers
> Jules

  d|i|g|i|t|a|l had it THEN.  Don't you wish you could still buy it now!

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