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: 13 Sep 2022

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 Archive - archived websites, documents, and other resources

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

The Microchannel Enthusiast's Page by Peter Wendt (old address)
Walsh Computer Technology Computer Collection Pages by William Walsh
William's Microchannel Adapter Information ("Greyghost") 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 by Tatsuo Sunagawa (local version)
   Personal System/55 - a partially updated but incomplete Japanese version
IBM Multistation Family (local version)
The PS/2 Page - PS/2 File Library (dead IBM ftp links) by Dennis Smith (old address)
Tavi PS/2 Pages by Bob Eager. Get his IDMCA there.
The MCA Mafia is coming for you from Smokey Behr
Alfred Arnold's website and his file collection
The PS2 Resource Center from Computercraft (now without ads!)
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
IBM PS/1 Resource Page Files, documentation, emulator, and more


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 (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

Warning: The mirror sites linked below are outdated and unmaintained.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

Bob Eager's Mirror (snapshot circa 2000) [UK]
Kevin's Mirror (snapshot circa 2001) [US]
William's Mirror (snapshot circa 2003, modified index) [US]
Vampire's Mirror (snapshot circa 2016) [IT]
Retro PC Mirror (snapshot circa 2016, same as Vampire's mirror - 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: 04 Oct 2022 - Changelog | Legal Info & Contact