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Old 02-08-2017, 12:48 PM   #676
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Learning about emulators recently:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emulator

Interesting to see that there is an x86 emulator, it is said to work for
even the 386 emulation:
http://bochs.sourceforge.net/

http://www.zophar.net/pc.html

RasPi Emulator:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/rpiqemuwindows/

The old PC learning continues
 
Old 02-08-2017, 04:53 PM   #677
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You also have ones like
http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1
https://fs-uae.net/
http://vice-emu.sourceforge.net/

I have my own setup within each. FS-UAE I have an Amiga 1.3 workbench setup like I had back in 91/92. Vice I have some of my old C64 software.
dosbox I have turbo pascal and turbo C what I used in college.

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Old 02-08-2017, 05:20 PM   #678
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You also have ones like
http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1
https://fs-uae.net/
http://vice-emu.sourceforge.net/

I have my own setup within each. FS-UAE I have an Amiga 1.3 workbench setup like I had back in 91/92. Vice I have some of my old C64 software.
dosbox I have turbo pascal and turbo C what I used in college.
Thanks for these. Will be nice if there was one zip file or archive of all retro PC emulators and their related software. This will be very convenient. Please advice if you know of any such. Tx in advance.
 
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The issue there is you have several different projects each on their own schedule. The clsest you'll find is a popular linux distro that has them all in their repositories and you can then just use their package tool to install them all at once.

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Old 02-08-2017, 05:56 PM   #680
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The issue there is you have several different projects each on their own schedule.
True. The latest is not needed, even an old such collection will do.
 
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Thanks for these. Will be nice if there was one zip file or archive of all retro PC emulators and their related software. This will be very convenient. Please advice if you know of any such. Tx in advance.
And there, rivjay, is a perfect project for you! If you get it packaged, let us know.
 
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while most are geared toward gaming, there are projects like retropi
 
Old 02-10-2017, 12:23 PM   #683
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Came across a Vax Emulator, this is interesting:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/evax/

http://www.es40.org/OpenVMS

I have used Vax in the long term past, it was useful.
 
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FAFNER final shutdown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKyQa5Uui2U

All good things come to an end. Feels Nostalgic.
 
Old 02-10-2017, 12:39 PM   #685
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And there, rivjay, is a perfect project for you! If you get it packaged, let us know.
Here is a list of emulators for reference, who knows perhaps one day I might do just that:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...stem_emulators
 
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Hey, I found one they were missing , droid48 for the hp48sx
 
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One are that this thread totally ignored so far is Cybercrime. Old computers can become important forensic evidence if they were used to commit crime. Infact, there is good documented info. on this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_forensics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybercrime

There are even some companies that give certification in the area of Computer Forensics.
 
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Wow, a likely crime involving old donated computers:
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/lo...sted/494287128
 
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Considering buying an Atom netbook...

I mentiond to my colleague that I'd prefer a netbook to repairing my 11" acer laptop that broke when I held the screen in the wrong place to open it. he mentioned he may have a netbook for sale.
My quandry is that the netbook is a Smsung N130 with an Atom 270 processor -- that's 32bit only and I'm not even sure it's dual core. I don't intend it for "heavy lifting" or storing anything but I do want to be able to use the WWW including video and other "multimedia" content.
Anybody running something similar day-to-day?
I did have a ASUS EEEEEEEEEEPC with the Linux specifications of a similar age (the one being offered has spinning rust) and that was fine for XFCE but I'm s little worried about being able to use 32 bit nowadays.
 
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No problem running 32bit, try Antix, (Debian based no systemd), nice lightweight distro, I prefer to use 'base', which has more than the name would imply, but 'full' doesn't use much more resources.
http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

(I run several Atom processor based netbooks, & a mini ITX desktop, plus an old P4 with 1GB ram, all run Firefox.)
 
  


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