[vcf-midatlantic] Osborne Vixen obtained!

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Sun Jun 17 18:41:26 EDT 2018

On Sun, 17 Jun 2018, Lou via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

> One of the big things which I have been eagerly waiting to share about I
> finally can. As of yesterday I am officially an owner of an Osborne OCC4
> "Vixen".

    Nice find!  There aren't too many of these around.

> Finally the previous owner mentioned that some disks might not work which he 
> is not sure is related to disk rot or maybe the floppy drive heads need 
> cleaning, Because of that I was thinking on bringing it to the next Workshop 
> for that reason.

    Do you have a way to use ImageDisk to create diskettes from IMD image 
files?  If you do, Dave Dunfield has the system disk images on his site:


    Also, Bit Savers has a number of image files, including the demo I was 
running at VCFE:


    Engineering drawings and schematics are here:


> I cannot wait to dive into this system and I hope that any little bit of 
> help from others who know of the system or may actually have the system 
> (Such as Mike L. or DJ) could share any tips for maintaining the system long 
> term and what to watch out for.

    I'm planning on attending the workshop at the end of June.  If you don't 
have a means of making diskettes, I could bring some with me.

Mike Loewen				mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Old Technology				http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/

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