What is PC-98
NEC PC-98 series were most popular PC in Japan. The architecture of PC-98 series are
similar to IBM PC/AT compatible, but there are differnet definitively. Especially,
recent PC-98 series are very similar to PC/AT compatible.
Since 1997, there are PC98-NX series sold by NEC, but they are not PC-98 series.
PC-98 series are similar to PC/AT
1. There are ix86-CPU or compatible CPU on PC-98.
2. Most recent PC-98 has PCI bus/slot.
3. There are MS-DOS, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Linux for PC-98, but they are
special version for PC-98 series.
PC-98 series has KANJI-font, so it is suitable to use Japanese because it can display
- Free UNIX on pc98$B$N%Z!<%8(B.