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This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Osborne Corp.  VIXEN computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message! For other purposes like sales messages, hardware & software questions or information requests, please use our main forum.

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Monday 9th April 2012
Ron (Las Vegas, NV)

I was president of the First Osborne Group until we made the decision that the need for CP/M support had faded and we had served our purpose. At our peek, FOG had over 17,000 members in more than 40 countries. Their were two incarnations of the Vixen that I''m aware of. One was black with horizontal drives. Very few were produced as it was about to be launched when the first re-org bankruptcy occurred. Osborne survived and launched a slightly modify version. It had the more traditional Osborne look and they returned to vertical drives. There was an external hard drive for it. I kept my Vixens, and had two of them out on the dining room table earlier today. Even the hard drive is still alive and kicking, with a large amount of CP/M software loaded on it. I built a menu system using "super submit" to make it easy to cycle through the options. I found a new home for the Vixens on another vintage computer website where they can be seen again. Ahh.. the memories.

Wednesday 9th May 2012
Rich (Chicago IL.)

I started a collection of Osborne Computers and related Osborne items, and I am looking for the Vixen, can anyone help me find one.
Thanks email me @

Tuesday 26th March 2002
Steven (California)

I still own my vixen. Got it plus a printer for $700 and I loved it. nearly cried when the a: drive burned out. replaced the a: with an ibm model; it worked off and on after that.
the feature i liked most was the 256 key buffer. i could type and type and type and the puppy retained every key stroke, never missed a beat while it read and wrote to the drives.

Great little machine. I liked CPM a lot. very simple and fast.

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