Ancient 8086/80286 unixes?

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Thu Sep 13 11:15:18 CDT 2007

On Sep 13, 2007, at 4:03 AM, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
>> I first came across this myself in the mid-90s. I'd picked up a  
>> copy of
>> "Elektor" for the first time in almost 10 years and was surprised  
>> that they
>> didn't provide any listings of any form for the projects based  
>> around PICs,
>> you had to send away for pre-programmed parts.
> That's about when I remember seeing it happen; also with an article in
> (possibly) PE&EE about building a Z80-based SBC that ran Forth.
> These days when you can build a simple PIC or ATMEL programmer from  
> a couple
> of components, or buy an EPROM programmer off eBay for about a tenner,
> there's not really an excuse.
> Ob. on-topic: does anyone remember the Forth SBC article I was  
> talking about,
> and does a copy of it exist online anywhere?

   I'd like to see that too, if anyone finds it.


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

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