Re: PC as 1541

From: matt <>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 12:43:46 +1200
Message-ID: <003801cc06cf$aa2a2f30$0900a8c0@mattaileens>
yes at that price you have a

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From: "Daniel O'Shea" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: PC as 1541

On 29/04/2011, at 6:32 AM, Gábor Lénárt wrote:
> More modern than DOS :) The original topic was to run my PC also as a
> 'virtual 1541' for CBM machine, and it was mentioned that DOS is needed 
> then
> on the PC to have exclusive control because of timing issues. What I mean
> that I would not use DOS as the (cross-) development machine, and just
> having a DOS box too is a bit overkill again. I guess you get my sentences
> in the wrong way: I haven't compared Windows/Linux (what you thought 
> maybe)
> with "more modern" but DOS with Linux. Anyway I never ever used Windows
> (really!) but here it was not the question at all.

I agree that a DOS box would be overkill but it got me thinking - it 
wouldn't have to be big, and after a few seconds of googling I found a 
single-board-computer with DOS and a parallel port:

...and it could be useful for a lot more than just pretending to be a 1541, 
also I have to say that I find all this talk about the death of the 
vanishing parallel port to be more than just a little bit ironic - Commodore 
computers are vanishing even more quickly but it's not as if we're going to 
let that stop us!
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