Console Mode, DOS Emulator on OLPC
jg at laptop.org
Tue Sep 25 20:35:46 EDT 2007
On Tue, 2007-09-25 at 18:57 -0500, elw at stderr.org wrote:
> > Subject: Re: Console Mode, DOS Emulator on OLPC
> > OLPC does not support VGA/EGA/CGA graphics, so the display code for all
> > those old programs will not work.
> IIRC xdosemu provides vga support within an X window.
> I sympathize with folks who want to run ancient dos educational apps on
> the OLPC - it'd be great if xdosemu were available as an activity-like
> bundle for folks who need it.
Seems like a good idea? Any volunteers? It isn't high enough on the
priority list that we'll get to it anytime very soon. Would be a good
way for someone to learn how to "sugarize" a simple application.
> [Same goes for C64 emulators... there are still folks in chemistry and
> biology and physics who have useful code that runs on the Commodore
> machines.. even at Big 10 universities. ;)]
> >> 1. There are large number of DOS education application suitable for teacher and students.
> >> 2. Most DOS applications are designed for slow PC below 100 MHz.
> >> 3. There are many abandonware/freely available 20 years old DOS applications/tools on the Internet, such as TurboC, TurboPascal, TurboBasic etc.
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