In comp.sys.tandy on Sun, 13 Aug 1995 14:08:03 -0400,
> I have an old TL2 w/40MB HD and 640RAM sitting upstairs gathering dust… Can
> I rewrite out the Deskmate interface, load a C Compiler for a 286 and use it
> to write programs in C for Dos? Anyone had any success in doing this? Anyone
> have an old C compiler that will work on a 286 they can Email or I can FTP? I
> justt want to use it to write some basic CGI scripts in C. What about the
> possibility of loading LINUX? Any help would be appreciated!
> -J-You can use the Tandy 1000 TL/2 to write programs in C.
If you are interested in writing DeskMate programs, you need
to find the DeskMate Software Developer’s Kit. Ask around
here to see if anyone has it.
Linux won’t work on the TL2 unless you get a
Make-It-386/Make-It-486 CPU for the TL2.
But you can run Minix, which includes a C compiler, and
other C compilers are available for it.
The latest version of Minix is free, and runs on the TL2.
Subscribe to comp.os.minix and ask questions (they’re a
friendly group like comp.sys.tandy is).
You can find it at: ftp.cs.vu.nl under
There are plenty of README files on that site, so read up
and it will show you how to install it onto 720K diskettes,
then the hard drive.
FYI: Linux is a product of Minix source code. The only
reason Linux was able to use the Minix source code is that
Linux is completely free.
Kenneth Udut <ku…@ritz.mordor.com> Long Live DeskMate!
Certified Tandy 1000 and DeskMate fanatic. Lover of All-Things-Tandy.
The Proud Owner of CoCo II, the Tandy 1000 TL, and the Tandy 1000 RLX.