Ancient 8086/80286 unixes?

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Sun Sep 9 13:46:59 CDT 2007

On Sep 7, 2007, at 12:01 PM, Bernd Kopriva wrote:
>>>>   Steve Ciarcia did a Z8000 card as a project in BYTE, called Trump
>>>> Card.
>>> Ahhh,
>>> i'm looking for this one for quite some years now ...
>>> ... even Steve dropped his own inventory some years too early :(
>>   Looking for the card??  Why not just build one?  It was a
>> construction article, after all.
> ... my fingers are all thumbs when it comes to hardware  
> development. I'm more
> interested in "low level" programming

   This would hardly be "development"; nearly everything in the Trump  
Card design is readily available and easy to find, with the possible  
exception of the Z8581 clock generator.  All you need is a bunch of  
parts, a blank ISA prototyping board, a wire-wrap gun, and some time!


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL
Farewell Ophelia, 9/22/1991 - 7/25/2007

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