External Links

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

Last update: 08 May 2024

The CSIPH Newsgroup

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

You can search through older posts (21 Jun 1990 – 21 Feb 2024) using the Google Groups service. As of Feb 2024, the interface no longer supports new newsgroup posts and subscriptions.

For full (read-write) access, you will need a newsreader (e.g. Thunderbird) and an NNTP provider (e.g. Kevin Bowling's CSIPH server or Eternal September).

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 Archive - archived websites, documents, and other resources

David Beem's links page, adapter photos, planar photos & ROM images

The Microchannel Enthusiast's Page by Peter Wendt (upd. 2007)
Walsh Computer Technology Computer Collection Pages by William Walsh (upd. 2021)
William's Microchannel Adapter Information ("Greyghost") by William Walsh (upd. 2019)
Personal System/55 by Tatsuo Sunagawa (upd. 2004) (local version)
   Personal System/55 - a partially updated but incomplete Japanese version (upd. 2023)
IBM Multistation Family by Mr. Tahara (upd. 2017) (local version)
Tavi PS/2 Pages by Bob Eager (IDMCA and more) (upd. 2020)
Alfred Arnold's website and his file collection (upd. 2023)
Just Another Freekin' Web Page incl. P70 page by Jim Shorney (upd. 2007) (local P70 page)
The PS2 Resource Center by Computercraft (upd. 2020)

Vintage Hardware and Software

Bitsavers Archive of vintage computer documentation and software
1000 BiT Manuals, brochures, photos, videos, etc.
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
VGA Legacy MKIII Photos and info about all kind of video cards
INT10h.org by "VileR" - Everything about classic PC fonts
Admiral Shark's Keyboards Plenty of info on various IBM keyboards
IBM PS/1 Resource Page Files, documentation, emulator, and more
UMMR - Utinensis Museum of Microprocessor Revolution by Paolo Cuzzit - photos of vintage hardware


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

Official Websites

IBM - Official Links

IBM Offering Information
IBM Announcements
IBM Global Search

IBM Networking FTP, IBM Boulder FTP & IBM Software FTP
(all 3 FTP links lead to the same location now)

IBM - Mirrors

IBM PCCBBS FTP server (Kevin's)
EPRM mirror (different version)

Old Ardent Tool Mirrors

Warning: The mirror sites linked below are outdated and unmaintained. Some of the archived pages are known to contain incorrect and/or misleading information. Proceed with caution!

Bob Eager's Mirror circa 2000 [UK]
Kevin's Mirror circa 2001 [US]
William's Mirror circa 2003, modified index [US]
Vampire's Mirror circa 2016 [IT]
Retro PC Mirror circa 2016, same as Vampire's (mirror2) [SE]

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

Ardent Tool of Capitalism is maintained by Tomáš Slavotínek.
Last update: 08 May 2024 - Changelog | About | Legal & Contact