Linked by David Adams on Wed 29th Mar 2017 23:11 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Relive the glory of 80's 8-bit computing! This is a full-featured emulator of a TRS-80 Model III microcomputer. It is free of charge and all source code is publicly available.
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Neato!
by JLF65 on Thu 30th Mar 2017 01:34 UTC
JLF65
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2005-07-06

The first actual computer class I took in school was on a TRASH-80 Model 3. Of course, I was writing assembly language programs on it while the rest of the class was doing "Hello World" in BASIC. ;)

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Still running...
by Dano on Thu 30th Mar 2017 09:50 UTC
Dano
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2006-01-22

Don't need an emulator, still have a working real McCoy!

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RE: Still running...
by Rugxulo on Fri 31st Mar 2017 21:46 UTC in reply to "Still running..."
Rugxulo Member since:
2007-10-09

Not to detract from the (Windows, C#) emulator mentioned here, but I'm almost surprised it's not written in Javascript. I've stumbled upon several emulators for various things in recent days. I can't say it's that unique to find such, we've all seen it before. But the sheer number of working emulators that run in web browsers now (including Linux for various cpus) is mind-boggling! Hey, I don't even grok Javascript, but it's still fascinating how far they've taken it.

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fading memory
by bolomkxxviii on Thu 30th Mar 2017 18:11 UTC
bolomkxxviii
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2006-05-19

I know I used to have one of these but can't remember doing much with it. Loading programs was a ~!@#$%

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Comment by jal_
by jal_ on Fri 31st Mar 2017 12:48 UTC
jal_
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2006-11-02

Heh, my antivirus (sorry, corporate) says "Verified fraudulent page or threat source." when trying to open that page...

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RE: Comment by jal_
by JLF65 on Fri 31st Mar 2017 15:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by jal_"
JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

False positive.

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RE[2]: Comment by jal_
by jal_ on Fri 31st Mar 2017 15:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by jal_"
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

Yeah, so? It's the only site in months, if not years, that triggers it. And there's no way I can get around it here. Still sucks...

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TRS-DOS
by whartung on Fri 31st Mar 2017 17:14 UTC
whartung
Member since:
2005-07-06

Not having used it, but poking around old, creaky Disk file systems, TRS-DOS had some interesting features. Notably being able to redirect devices, and add filters.

Simple example is that you could add a filter to your printer to add LINEFEED whenever it saw a CR. Mind this was at the system level, the software was, of course, ignorant.

Not as elegant the modern command shell, but, it was starkly missing from most everything else in that era.

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