List of emulators and/or OSes available to hobbyists?
Kevin at RawFedDogs.net
Tue Jan 31 13:22:10 CST 2006
Fellow RetroComputer enthusiasts,
Hello, my name is Kevin, and I'm a RetroComputerHolic.
Sadly my limited funds and limited space prevents me from collecting much in
the way of hardware. My hardware collection is small. I have a VAXStation
3100/M76 running VMS, a TRS-80 Model IV, and a TI-99/4A.
So, the majority of my RetroComputer fix comes from running the various
emulators available to hobbyists. As I do occasionally I recently started
combing the web in search of emulators and/or OSes available to hobbyists
that I'm not already familiar with. I thought this list might have a few
pointers to usefil information.
I'm currently familiar with Hercules and SIMH emulators. In real life I
work as a mainframe operator in a zOS shop and back in college I worked as a
volunteer operator on a VAX 11/750 running VMS. So, MVS and VMS are the
most familiar to me. But, I enjoy exploring unfamiliar OSes, even if I feel
like a fish out of water trying to interact with them them. I have all the
freely available IBM OSes, and the non-IBM Music/SP, available for
Hercules. I've downloaded all the "Software Kits" listed on the SIMH
website. I've joined the HP2000 Family mailing list and have downloaded the
HP2000_E and HP2000_F OSes available from the links section of that list.
Thanks to a recent e-mail to this list I've been checking out the dtcyber
emulator also. So far the only OS I've found to run on the dtcyber emulator
is the Chippewa OS. Are there any other OSes available to hobbyists
available for the dtcyber emulator?
Does anyone have any pointers to other emulators/OSes available to
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