More old stuff incoming
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Wed Dec 19 10:05:49 CST 2018
>From: Liam Proven via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>Sent: Dec 19, 2018 5:57 AM
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>Subject: Re: More old stuff incoming
>On Tue, 18 Dec 2018 at 22:42, Grant Taylor via cctalk
><cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> I think PS/2s range from 286 - (very few) Pentium. I don't /think/
>> there were any 8086 / 8088 PS/2s, but I could be mistaken.
>As "system_glitch" said, there were.
>The original model 30 was an 8086, and not even a great one -- it
>didn't have true VGA, for instance.
>It was also available in a small-form-factor all-in-one case as the Model 25:
>Easily mistaken for a PS/1. That got me a lot of abuse on Twitter recently.
>Then there was the Model 30-286, a sort of mucked-about PC-AT.
>And from our own Tezza:
>They're sort of not "real" PS/2s because they have the AT bus, not
>MicroChannel. I think the 30-286 could run OS/2 though.
>The same case (or very nearly) was reused for the Model 55SX. I
>actually have one of these.
>It's a "true" PS/2 with MCA. I hope to get an old version of OS/2 2 or
>3 going on mine some time.
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Tho ive seldom posted but have always read this list i cannot resist - somewhere stored away in my piles of stuff I have an IBM Model 30 I believe that has an 8 bit isa bus and an 80186 cpu.
- thanks - billp
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