Subject: RE: GameBoy Port
To: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John A. Maier <email@example.com>
Date: 02/28/2000 18:31:00
> > The Z8000 was Zilogs answer to the 286/386 but with Z80
> looking registers
> > and instruction, though they were machine code
> incompatible. It was
> > limited to 4Megs if memory servers me correctly with
> seperate code and
> > data space so you could go up to 8Megs. I think it
> actually had a
> > protected mode of operation, so in theory...NetBSD for
> Z8000 sounds
> > interesting...
> IIRC the Z8000 was still pretty useless for a VM OS, but the
> Z8002 was a
> potential choice....
Yes, your right, I was using the term Z8000 in a generic sense.
> > Charles Moore, of Forth fame, had a multi-user Z80 based
> computer in the
> > mid 80's that was rumored to be amazing. Seems that it could
> > functionally do most everything a PDP-11 could do with only 64K!
> Yup, pretty cool it was! There were several similar
> competitors too IIRC.
I used to work in R&D at Datastorm Technologies (Procomm Plus) and talked
with one of our beta tester, on the phone, who got to visit Charles
Moore's during college. He said it was a wild and amazing place.
That man knew how to do everything with nothing.