External Links

The CSIPH Newsgroup
The CSIPH Facebook Group
PS/2 and MCA Related Fan Sites
Vintage Hardware and Software
Official Websites
Ardent Tool Mirrors

The CSIPH Newsgroup

comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware aka "CSIPH" is a Usenet newsgroup dedicated to PS/2 systems, even the non-MCA ones. It is inhabited mainly by people who are enthusiasts, obsessives, M.A.D. or all three!

If you are just stopping by, the easy to use but somewhat limited Google Groups web interface is probably the best option for you.

However, for the best experience, you will need some kind of newsreader (client software, e.g. Thunderbird) and then some Usenet provider (e.g. Kevin Bowling's CSIPH server or Eternal September).

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The CSIPH Facebook Group

If you prefer social networks to connect with other people, you are welcome to join our "IBM PS/2 PC Server and Microchannel based systems enthusiasts" Facebook group.

PS/2 and MCA Related Fan Sites

Kevin Bowling's IBM Archive archived websites, documents, and other resources

The Microchannel Enthusiast's Page by Peter Wendt (old address)
   (information merged to this version of the Ardent Tool)
Walsh Computer Technology Computer Collection Pages by William Walsh
Just Another Freekin' Web Page by Jim Shorney. (old address)
   The P70 Project by "Dr" Jim Shorney (God of Solder!) (old address) (local version)
Personal System/55 Tatsuo Sunagawa (local version)
   Personal System/55 updated JP version
IBM Multistation Family (local version)
The PS/2 Page by Dennis Smith. Contains sorted links down to IBM minotaurian ftp-labyrinth of reference, diagnostic and option disks (old address)
Tavi PS/2 Pages by Bob Eager; Get his IDMCA there.
   If you have Reply Upgrade, check Files for Reply hardware
The MCA Mafia is coming for you from Smokey Behr
Alfred Arnold's website
The PS2 Resource Center from Computercraft
NetBSD on a PS/2

Vintage Hardware and Software

Bitsavers Archive of vintage computer documentation and software
OS/2 Museum Michal Necasek's blog about IBM OS/2 and vintage HW/SW/OS in general
Ken Shirriff's blog Computer history, restoring vintage computers, IC reverse engineering etc.
OS/2 Site Australia OS/2 Warp Software and Information
INT10h.org by "VileR", everything about classic PC fonts


Vintage Computer Forum
VOGONS vintage computing
Geekhack forum for keyboard enthusiasts
Deskthority mechanical keyboards
BetaArchive pre-release software and abandonware

Official Websites

IBM - Official Links

IBM Announcement Search (old address)
IBM Networking FTP (?) site, may need to surf IA for links
IBM Boulder FTP
IBM Software FTP
IBM Hursley (P2P) FTP (pretty much empty)

IBM - Mirrors

EPRM mirror (different version)

Ardent Tool Mirrors (old but still alive)

Please note that the mirror sites linked down below are all outdated and unmaintained!

Kevin's Mirror Very old snapshot [US]
Retro PC Mirror Snapshot from Jul 2020 [SE]
Retro PC Mirror #2 Earlier snapshot [SE]
Retro PC Mirror #3 Very old snapshot [SE]
Vampire's Mirror Earlier snapshot [IT]
Bob Eager's Mirror Very old snapshot (has some of the missing /ohlandl/ files) [UK]
Wild Bill's Mirror Very old snapshot, modified Home Page [US]

Content created and/or collected by:
Louis Ohland, Peter Wendt, William Walsh, Kevin Bowling, Jim Shorney, Tim Clarke, David Beem, Tatsuo Sunagawa, Tomáš Slavotínek, and many others.

Ardent Tool of Capitalism - MAD Edition! is maintained by Tomáš Slavotínek.
Last update: 17 Apr 2021 - Changes & Credits | Legal Info & Contact