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: 10 Dec 2022


The CSIPH Newsgroup

comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware aka "CSIPH" is a 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 a newsreader (client software, e.g. Thunderbird) and some NNTP provider (e.g. Kevin Bowling's CSIPH server or Eternal September).

Warning: The current 102.x builds of Thunderbird have trouble sending NNTP (newsgroup) messages. The client often crashes before the message is sent. Use the latest 91.x build and disable automatic updates to work around the issue.


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 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. 2020)
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. 2022)
The PS2 Resource Center by Computercraft (upd. 2020)
Just Another Freekin' Web Page by Jim Shorney (upd. 2007)
   The P70 Project by Jim Shorney (upd. 2007) (local version)
The PS/2 Page - PS/2 File Library by Dennis Smith (mostly dead IBM ftp links) (upd. 2017)


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

Forums

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 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 Ohland, Peter Wendt, David Beem, William Walsh, Tatsuo Sunagawa, Jim Shorney, Tim Clarke, Kevin Bowling, Tomáš Slavotínek, and many others.

Ardent Tool of Capitalism - MAD Edition! is maintained by Tomáš Slavotínek.
Last update: 30 Jan 2023 - Changelog | Legal Info & Contact