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

The CSIPH Newsgroup

comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware aka "CSIPH" is a Usenet/Google 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
   Alfred's file collection
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
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


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 Offering Information (legacy version)
IBM Announcement Search (1981 - 1998 filter)
IBM Global Search
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)

Old Ardent Tool Mirrors

Important Notice: The mirror sites linked down below are significantly outdated and completely unmaintained! Some of the pages are known to contain incorrect and/or misleading information!

Kevin's Mirror Very old snapshot (circa 2001) [US]
Vampire's Mirror Old snapshot (circa 2016) [IT]
Bob Eager's Mirror Very old snapshot (circa 2000) [UK]
William's Mirror Very old snapshot (circa 2003), modified Home Page [US]
Retro PC Mirror Old snapshot (Jul 2020) [SE]
Retro PC Mirror #2 Old snapshot (circa 2016) [SE] (same as Vampire's mirror above)
Retro PC Mirror #3 Very old snapshot (circa 2001) [SE] (same as Kevin's mirror above)

Content created and/or collected by:
Louis Ohland, Peter Wendt, William Walsh, David Beem, 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: 19 Nov 2021 - Changes & Credits | Legal Info & Contact