From MAKE: How To Emulate Rare and Retro Platforms on the Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi
MAKE put together a list of some of the more old-school platforms that work with Raspberry Pi:
It’s quite likely that most Raspberry Pis in the wild are running Raspbian, the stock operating system that’s based on the Debian distribution of Linux. And if you’ve gone through the Raspberry Pi NOOBs installation process, you’ll know that there are a few other choices for operating systems such as Arch, Pidora, and RISC OS. But your options for operating systems and emulators don’t end there. As a matter of fact, Raspberry Pi has become a popular hardware platform for running vintage or specialty platforms. Below you’ll find Make:‘s roundup of some of the unique systems that you can run on the Pi.
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Thanks for the link to the list. I remember how originally CP/M (“Control Program for Microprocessors) was mor advanced as an operating system than Microsoft’s DOS, but then rapidly lost ground. And with it went a host of software that was really useful, much of which did not get replicated under DOS to my chagrin. Were it not for such projects, future generations might have a hard time to do “computer archaeology”. After all, during all of human history archives were straightforward: there were books or scrolls and treaties etc. – but all on the same paper or parchment. Now you have information that is uninterpretable unless you also have the operating system that goes with it. Without, unlike with a book in cypher or an unknown alphabet, which still advertises its content in some way, with software you have no way of knowing if it is really just random bits and bytes or actual information, unless you have an operating system that opens it for you!