The MM/1 Homepage
The MM/1 Homepage
Home, Hobby, and Small Business use of OS-9
In 1990, the MM/1 Computer was designed and built for a new market.
It was pretty much the first OS-9/68000 computer marketed for the home
- for the hobbyist - or for small business. The machine has been a
moderate success, and has spawned a new set of similar machines aimed
at the same market.
Therefore, I've decided to open up these pages to include information
on those machines as well as the MM/1, and MM/1a.
To this end, I've updated the MM/1 Vendors list to include vendors of
the New at306 and MM/1b computers, and I've added Anonymous FTP
sites, BBS's, and mailing lists which help support this market.
- General Disclaimer
- Support (hardware, software, ftp sites, mailing lists)
- OSKFaq - all those "os-9/68000"
questions end up here, since the information may be popular with
non-MM/1 owners (how do I create a new boot disk?...)
- MM/1 and MM/1a Specific pages:
- mm1.background - General questions
about the MM/1 (as a machine) (what is it? where can I get one? what's
a MM/1a? How much memory can it use? What books are available?
- mm1.faq - The MM/1 FAQ containing real MM/1 specific questions.
- mm1.hardware - lots and lots of
hardware oriented questions. (list of chips, pinouts, keyboard fixes,
mouse problems connecting monitors, floppy drives..)
- mm1.software - a list of most MM/1 specific software. (mostly sound, graphic, and k-windows programs)
- mm1.bootmods - not a FAQ, but an
attempt at cataloging the whole slew of device drivers, descriptors,
and file-managers which came with the MM/1, various updates, and new
hardware. The list attempts to serve two purposes first, it gives a
brief description of what each module does, and secondly it lets you
compare versions which you may have in your bootfile with the latest
- mm1.hacks - more a collection of hack
information than FAQ. I hope to document real kludgy programming
information (like the floppy device driver "back-door" which allows
programmers 'access' to the floppy chip. And Andrzej's key-sense hack
which allowed you to read the keyboard. and how to detect if your
program is running in a k-window.)
- ???.orig-cmds - I haven't committed to doing this, but I've been
thinking about cataloging all the cmds which came with the original
mm/1, listing which disk they were located on, and other info like
edition numbers, and crc's. the list would probably also try to refer
to where the program came from (i.e. microware, free, licensed, etc)
- WPC306 Specific pages:
- wcp306 mailing list archives
- wcp306 hardware http://www.frontiernet.net/~wittman/
- FARNA Systems at306 System
- CERN's OS-9 Support
- Russ Hoffman's Wearable OS-9 Machine Project
- Wired Magazine's David vs. Goliath
- OS-9 finds a home in Russia http://win.www.online.ru/rmain/rcomp/oper-sys-realtime.xhtml
- Secad AS-68K System
Please send any updates, corrections, or additional information to
[Last Update: 02/26/96]