Re: TRS80 port (was FreeVMS?)

Jonathan A. Davis (
Wed, 1 May 1996 21:13:18 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 1 May 1996, James L. McGill wrote:

> mickh} Actually, I've heard that someone is working on a TRS-80 port to x86, now
> mickh} that could be particularly interesting...
> Oonlly if ttheyy emmullaatte the kkeyyboaard bbounnce.
> ( apologies to those who never had a trs80 model I )

Change that "had" to "do". Found one, complete with monitor, expansion
interface, and all the small parts, manuals and disks in the back of an
ancient storeroom in our science tower. We cabled it up (for a lark) and,
*gulp* it booted!

A colleague of mine is expecting his new workstation in about a week.
We've been toying around with writing a "little BASIC" and putting a sign
on his office that reads -- "Your New Computer has arrived". Then have
*that* sitting on his desk with a "Linux\n Login:" prompt.

Maybe I should also grab a screen shot and send it to Linus.

Caption: Linux -- It will TRULY run on anything!


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