After having this in my closet for over two years, I finally have decided to give it a try with my 180c. According to the manual, it emulates an 80286 and comes with DOS 5.0.
I have experience with Virtual PC 5 running Win2K (which I run on a 300MHz Clamshell for the sole purpose of using Office 2000) and Virtual PC 6 running XP Pro (which I used to run on my iBook G4 but currently am not using, as I currently have no G4 systems). I know both of these are rather slow, even with lots of RAM allocation and decent hardware.
Tentatively, I am planning on installing WordPerfect 5.1 on the 180c as well as a little CGA graphics game called Freddy's Rescue Roundup (similar to Lode Runner) that I used to play on my Toshiba T1200 in the early 1990s. I may also use Broderbund's Treehouse, which I believe requires VGA (or at least EGA--I know it doesn't work on CGA but I can check the manual sometime to verify this).
I get a feeling WP51 will run fine, but how about the other two programs? Does anyone have experience with this software? I'd like to have some idea of whether or not it would be worth running since I will have to clear some hard drive space to install all three (especially Treehouse, which is five floppies).