Windows 1.0 For DEC Rainbow (mirror of Latrobe ftp anybody ?)

william degnan billdegnan at
Thu May 4 20:41:28 CDT 2017

How are you uploading and downloading disks from the Rainbow...via the
Rainbow or by reading the disks using an image program?  I grabbed a copy
of Windows.  I may have a spare graphics card.

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 11:20 PM, Warner Losh via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 1:40 AM, Warner Losh <imp at> wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 1:00 AM, Huw Davies
> > <huw.davies at> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On 19 Aug 2016, at 02:31, shadoooo <shadoooo at> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> It seems that copies of this software are really difficult to find,
> but a complete copy
> >>> was available on the latrobe ftp DEC Rainbow archive... which
> disappeared with all valuable data...
> >>> Anybody has a copy of the content before the deletion?
> >>
> >> I’m sure the archive would have been set up by Paul Nankervis who I
> used to work with at La Trobe. I’ll see if he still has  the original
> copies.
> >
> > I have a bunch of disks for my Rainbow labeled Windows 1.0 if there's
> > no archives that have them.
> All the online archives seem to have a bogus copy, that's a mix of
> VAXmate and Rainwbow files and it doesn't work.
> So I discovered I have a copy that isn't in the archives. I've
> uploaded it. Details in my blog entry
> about things. At least one member has these files and is trying to
> make them work. Since I don't have Graphics Adapter, I've not worried
> too much about them... But I've had them in my collection since I
> think 2001...
> Warner

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