[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East 2021: The World of IBM

Adam Michlin adam.michlin at vcfed.org
Fri Aug 27 13:22:43 UTC 2021

Yep. My first PC was an XT clone, but I did all my Turbo Pascal
programming on SoftPC on my Mac IIcx. So this is a topic near and dear
to my heart.

What you describe with DOS Box->CP/M etc. is similar to what we're
hoping for with the x86 on !x86 exhibit. The weirder the chain, the

On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 8:44 AM Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On 8/27/21 7:57 AM, Jeff Salzman via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > "3. Products that run x86 code, but aren't natively x86 - either
> > through hardware or software (so, for example, an '030 Mac IIcx
> > running SoftPC - which we don't currently have). We call this x86 on
> > !x86 (read as x86 on not x86)"
> >
> > That could also include the Commodore Amiga running PC-Task. I did a lot of
> > my WordPerfect for DOS activity on that emulation platform.
> Slightly off topic but I recall running a 386 laptop with DOS Box, running
> CP/M so I could run the Hercules Mainframe Emulator for my Assembly Language
> class.
> Back on subject, I ran the DOS emulator on my Atari ST to run DOS programs.
> That's more inline with what you are thinking of. :-)
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