Wanted: Vintage Equipment

Anyone have an Altair 8800 or IMSAI 8080?

How about a TRS-80 Model 100 Portable Computer?

Ha!

I wonder if you can run Linux on an Apple II?

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Re:Wanted: Vintage Equipment

[quote="oldsiralan"]Hmm... I have two IMSAI 8080's, one I helped build, the other acquired in a trade. Neither has been powered up since the dual 8" floppy drive had a power supply failure 20 years ago. I'm unlikely to want to get rid of them, however. I also have the matching ADM3a terminal.[/quote] It'd be neat to at least see pictures of these ancient machines. We can host pictures in our photo gallery, although most old machines aren't Linux compatible (yet :) )

Re:Wanted: Vintage Equipment

Hmm... I have two IMSAI 8080's, one I helped build, the other acquired in a trade. Neither has been powered up since the dual 8" floppy drive had a power supply failure 20 years ago. I'm unlikely to want to get rid of them, however. I also have the matching ADM3a terminal.

Re: "Apple II Forever"

Okay, the tool I used to generate the swf created some funky .html which I just cut/pasted and found that the height was set wrong, as well as other things. I manually edited the embed object code and now it works under Explorer and Firefox...don't know what else. I've spent way too much time on this! :D

Re: "Apple II Forever"

[quote="db"] Anyway here's a link to the movies: http://www.cinlug.org/files/db/D20.html[/quote] Whoa - that doesn't display in my browser properly (FireFox on Linux). I've got the Flash plugin, but it doesn't handle shockwave - maybe that's the issue.

Re: "Apple II Forever"

Update: I actually wrote a basic D20 dice program and posted it up here on our site. I made a couple macromedia flash movies of both the D20 program and an old Radio Shack Demo for the model 100 using [url=http://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualt]Virtual T for Linux[/url]. I hope you don't mind the (C) Microsoft 1983 messages. Anyway, I've found that as you run different things on there the memory leaks away and you occasionally have to reboot it. I guess the beginning roots of the Windoz memory problems can be witnessed there. HA! Old Bill must've got his PEEKs and POKEs messed up. Anyway here's a link to the movies: http://www.cinlug.org/files/db/D20.html

Re: "Apple II Forever"

[quote="db"]Hi guys, just thought I'd say I found a $25 TRS-80 Portable Model 100 that works! 24K of RAM and the OS is Microsoft BASIC on the top of some bastard version of CP/M? Anyways, I might bring it to the meeting tomorrow and show you the last significant amount of code Bill Gates ever developed.[/quote] Cool - I've got a Timex Sinclair 1000 sitting on my desk at work. I just need to find a tape player that works with it.

Re: "Apple II Forever"

Hi guys, just thought I'd say I found a $25 TRS-80 Portable Model 100 that works! 24K of RAM and the OS is Microsoft BASIC on the top of some bastard version of CP/M? Anyways, I might bring it to the meeting tomorrow and show you the last significant amount of code Bill Gates ever developed.

"Apple II Forever"

[quote="db"]this might be cool to run on an Apple IIgs if you had one[/quote] I have 4 :D but I haven't tried running gno on them (yet). I grew up with Apple II's and still kinda love them, so I guess if anyone reading has one sitting around and wants to give it away to a loving home, I'm your man. (See how I steered us back onto topic again?) :lol: - T.

Re: Wanted: Vintage Equipment

I know this is off topic, but this might be cool to run on an Apple IIgs if you had one: http://www.gno.org/gno/

Re: Wanted: Vintage Equipment

[quote="db"]Anyone have an Altair 8800 or IMSAI 8080? How about a TRS-80 Model 100 Portable Computer?[/quote] Someone I work with has a TRS-80 - I don't know if it's Model 100 though. [quote="db"] Ha! I wonder if you can run Linux on an Apple II?[/quote] The oldest computer I have right now is a Timex Sinclair 1000. I'd be impressed to see Linux run on it (I need to find a cassette player I can use with it one of these days).