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Software > DOS Emulation >

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A DOS emulator.

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Linux distributions + Unity Linux >

Oldschool Linux was to have been usable as a general-purpose light Linux distribution, with a focus on oldschool platform and operating system emulation/virtualization, demos, games, art and music.

Its target era was to be pre-Windows: DOS, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari, etc. Software will be Linux-native where possible, but two-stage software will be examined .. such as emulating DOS to run a DOS program.

  1. Platform Emulation (DOS: DOSBox and DOSEMU, other platforms like Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari)
  2. Console Platform Emulation (Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis, Arcade, etc)
  3. Virtualization
  4. Oldschool demos (intros, demos, megademos, democomp-related stuff)
  5. Art (ASCII, ANSI, pixel, etc)
  6. Oldschool music (MODs etc, Commodore SIDs, and more)
  7. Games (Free, not abandonware - either platform-specific, console or arcade games)

    1. This is a secondary interest.

It was to be a consumer distribution, and not a producer distribution. To be distributed with media viewers/players as well as actual content. It was to be a branch off of the Unity Linux base. It never made it past the planning stages.

Oldschool-Windows and producer editions were far-future ideas.

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(on Wikipedia)

A DOS emulation program.

Absolutely essential for emulating DOS not just within Windows or a traditional Linux environment, but within ARM/Linux as well, for palmtops and phones.

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Whoops, I broke my HP 200LX.. I'll have to get it repaired before I can re-open this project.

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Portable computing, Quiet computing > Oldschool >

(on Wikipedia)
(home page, archive)

An early-1990s

A portable computer.

Clamshell, Full QWERTY-keyboard with a keypad and macro keys, authentic Intel 8086 hardware, true DOS, a task-switching application, and a number of GUI applications and productivity software. It is truly a portable computer.

  • Abandoned -- HP decided to switch to the Windows CE-supporting palmtops in their Jordana-series of palmtops, even though the 200LX was still a moneymaking operation.

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