msdos clone for apple2

1 reply [Last post]
Joined: Jun 13 2006
Posts: 5


i'm looking vor an msdos clone for apple2.
does it exist, and is there a way to expand the apple's memory,
in a way that a msdos clone will run on it... ?
if theres a way to expand the apples memory so large (a few megabytes??) , that msdos will run,
i might start a project that simulates msdos

thanks in advance,


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
astro_rob's picture
Joined: Mar 19 2005
Posts: 320
Not That Easy

The Apple ][ line used a totally different architecture built around an 8-bit chip, the 6502. The first IBM PC's used a totally different CPU, the 8088, essentially a dumbed down 8-bit version of the 8086. So, no, the Apple ][ itself cannot run MS-DOS. But wait... there's more! A solution did present itself in the form of the PC Transporter Card from Applied Engineering, essentially a fully functional IBM PC clone on a card that slaved (or was slaved by) the Apple ][. It even had its own RAM (which the Apple ][ could make use of, I believe. Verify me?) You can out more about it here. So, yes there is a solution.
Now for the bad news. Those cards are getting plenty scarce these days. When they pop up on eBay, their prices soar (like a leaf on the wind... sorry, an allusion to "Serenity"). They do appear there, though. Just be prepared to dig deep.



Tinker Ergo Sum!
iBook G4 "Snowy", iBook Clamshell "Tang", Tandy Model 102 "Tandy", Tandy Model 200 "Deuce", Palm IIIxe "Xerxes", HP Jornada "Jordana"