[xubuntu-users] Are *Ubuntu Based Distro's Dying?

Eric Christopherson echristopherson at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 04:42:27 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jul 06, 2015, Tigerwolf wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Jul 2015, Steve Litt wrote:
> >Ability to migrate data in a form that's useful is not at all certain.
> >I have all sorts of 5.25 CPM floppies I'm sure would get me back some
> >of my earliest Turbo Pascal programs and documents, if only I could
> >read them (I *do* have a 5.25" drive).
> http://www.seasip.info/Cpm/oldflop.html

This is cool. I've recently been playing with my Commodore stuff again
-- something I seem to do every 5-7 years -- and have been getting
interested in really exploring CP/M on my 128. When I used my 128 as my
primary system back in the 80s, my only CP/M boot disk didn't work, so I
never got to try it; but I read stuff about it and sort of got the idea,
which I think made it easier for me to adapt to DOS.

Unfortunately, although I got the necessary cable for transferring
Commodore disks to my PC 10 years ago or so, I never progressed very far
in my data transfer project, and now I know some of the remaining disks
won't work, which makes me want to kick myself for not doing it when I
had more of a chance. Still, I've uncovered all sorts of programming
stuff I did! Somehow I deleted or lost most of the early stuff I did in
C++ in DOS, but at least there wasn't that much of that.

        Eric Christopherson

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