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collector
August 4th, 2011, 07:59 PM
I have the opportunity to get a Victor 9000 but it does not have any software with it. Supposedly it works but I am not going to get it (free) if I cannot at least boot it up and run a word processor and maybe a few other apps on it. Anyone have any advice?

bluethunder
August 4th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Man, thats a machine I would love to have back again.. We had 2 back in the mid 80s. Quite the machine.

They had CP/M, and a MSDOS (1.25 and 2.11 were the versions we had).

Biggest problem will be getting disks for them. While they were standard 5 1/4 DD disks, the drives were variable speed, and allowed (I believe, its been along time) 1 mb or so / disk. About the only thing that can read/write those disks would be another 9000.

If it has a hard disk, and can boot into dos or cp/m, it wouldn't be hard to transfer the files over a null serial connection.

nige the hippy
August 10th, 2011, 01:15 AM
I've finally got another 100 blank ds/dd disks, so I can start making boot disks for these again. PM me with your address & I'll get a boot disk and another with some serial comms software on so you can squirt programs in.