Who invented DOS?
trixter at oldskool.org
Fri Mar 4 09:26:49 CST 2005
Computer Collector Newsletter wrote:
> I'm not asking, but others are: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/03/03/msdos_paternity_dispute/
Well, that's a can of worms. Who invented the concepts? Gary, who invented
CP/M. Who wrote the code? Tim.
I have a video clip of Tim specifically talking about how he modeled it after
CP/M as interviewed in Cringley's Triumph Of The Nerds documentary from 1995.
There's no dispute (at least in 1995) that DOS was modeled after CP/M. The use
of Int 21 is also a clue.
You could make a case that CP/M was modeled after Unix, but we won't go there :-)
Jim Leonard (trixter at oldskool.org) http://www.oldskool.org/
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