Older RCX and Linux - help please

I have an RCX 1.0 brick and a 9-pin serial IR tower.
I'd like to use C and if possible leave the brick firmware as it is, but I
can't find NQC for Linux anymore. If I can't use Linux, I'd have to use a USB / serial adapter on a Windoze Vista machine - does anyone know if this is feasible, please?
TIA
Deep.
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The USB driver worls on Vista (32 bit, not 64 bit). An alternative would be to download the VMWare Workstation beta (which is free) and host a guest OS that supports the driver in it, then redirect the USB device to the guest. I myself use Windows Server 2003 32bit as guest on a Vista 64bit host, works great.
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