[Scottish] Moving house!

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sat Dec 1 19:22:53 GMT 2007

On Sun, 2007-12-02 at 00:09 +1030, Dan Shearer wrote:

> For people curious about virtualisation and observing the crossover
> between real world and fake silicon, you can boot the original media and
> hard disk images for these machines under Linux using various emulators
> including SimH, GXemu (well, DecStation 3100 is less well-supported than
> the 5000 series which I know works; need to see, but you can certainly
> run Ultrix binaries anyway if that counts :) and QEMU and RPCEmu for the
> Archimedes. There's also Arculator for Windows.

Yes, I know.  I've contributed patches to SimH and written a PDP8
emulator and an SC/MP emulator.

> Conversely for people wanting to run a real OS on very different
> hardware, NetBSD runs on all of them (and depending on the model
> maybe the Apollo as well) and Linux runs on the Archimedes.

Why the hell would you even consider trying to run Linux on the
Archimedes?  It's got a perfectly good OS of its own.


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