It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of the Teac FD-55GFR drive which has been used to make people DOS disks and to read people’s disks for them. It was a loyal worker, but was felled by a particularly gnarly set of disks I was reading for someone. Its duties will be taken over by a Mitsubishi drive that seems to be doing well on its first day on the job.
A site visitor has advised the following is available either free for local pickup or for the cost of pack and ship. As always, first come first served. Details as follows: I have both a working TRS-80 Model I w/expansion interface and a Model 4p. Unfortunately most of the daily use software disks no longer read. I also have a hard disk drive for the TRS-80 from Clone Computers that no longer boots up. In addition I have manuals in good condition for TRSDOS 6.0, Dosplus 3.5 & 4.0, Montezuma Micro CP/M,and a Model 4p service manual. There are original software disks, not used except for installation, that may or may not be readable. We are moving and I will give it all away to whomever is interested in paying the freight or picking it up, rather than tossing it. We are located near Chagrin Falls, OH.
Pascal Holdry has completed development of the printer interface cable for the Model I. Details and schematics can be found on his site at http://www.prof-80.fr/interface-parallele/prototype-printer-interface.
Chris Osborne, @FozzTexx, has been tweeting a lot lately about his TRS-80 Model II repairs and other adventures in restoration and use.
Not only did he restore the keyboard to new-like state (using supplies from the Dollar Tree) he was been busying porting a version of Kermit (file transfer protocol) that does proper hardware handshaking, and creating a Linux CP/M cross assembler in the process.
Pascal Holdry has completed development of the buffered expansion interface cable for the Model I. Details and schematics can be found on his site at http://www.prof-80.fr/carte-tandy-1700077-c/buffered-ei-cable/prototype-buffer-expansion.
Company/Author: Micro Systems Software
TOSEC: DOSPLUS v3.5 (19xx)(Micro-Systems Software)[FR]
Company/Author: Apparat Inc
TOSEC: NewDOS-80 v2.0 (19xx)(Apparat Inc)[FR]
A new book (cover) has been added to the archive: Real-Time Control With the TRS-80, written by Russel Genet and published by Howard W Sams in 1982.
A new book (cover) has been added to the archive: Invitation to Cobol for the TRS-80, written by Lawrence L McNitt and published by Petrocelli Books in 1983.
George Phillips, who has made many many contributions to the TRS-80 and the attempts to keep it alive through emulation, was the site’s 1,000,000th visitor, and was kind enough to take a screen grab. Thank you George, and to the 999,999 other visitors helping to keep the TRS-80 alive!.