AXP64 Windows

Something interesting about Windows on the Alpha is that it was always a 32bit OS in the public releases, despite the Alpha being a fully fledged 64bit chip. On the 23rd of August 1999, Compaq announced they were… Read More

VMS and NT upgrades on the Jensen

Over the last few days, I’ve had my DECpc AXP 150 or Jensen as it is commonly known out. This was mainly to upgrade the versions of VMS and NT I had running on it. Unfortunately some things… Read More

Revisiting Windows 1.0 on the Rainbow

Since getting the Rainbow to output in colour and on a proper modern display, I decided to try out Windows 1.0 properly.

Using the Rainbow in colour on a modern display

In my post about Windows 1.0 on the Rainbow, I mentioned I would like to eventually make up a better video cable that could be used to connect it to a colour display. Well now I have finally… Read More

Dumping advfs file systems to a file on disk in Digital/Tru64 UNIX

In preparation for migrating my Digital UNIX environment to a larger HDD on my Personal Workstation, I needed to backup a couple of file systems containing install kits I would want to use again on the new install…. Read More

Windows 1.0 on the Rainbow

At the beginning of March, I finally got round to trying to run Windows 1.0 on my Rainbow. I discovered that a different set of Windows 1.0 floppies were uploaded online in May 2017 and that these appeared… Read More

Replacing the Rainbow’s RD51 Hard Disk

As you may have noticed in my last blog post, the RD51 in my Rainbow 100 didn’t sound too healthy. I had seen an MFM Emulator in action before and knew that this would probably be my best… Read More

Restoring a DEC Rainbow 100B

Back in November I acquired a DEC Rainbow 100B with a VR201 monitor, LK201 Keyboard, LA50 Printer, RD51 HDD and the vertical stand. Unfortunately the VR201 was covered in cataracts and was leaking red liquid (presumably from bad… Read More