"CP/M compatible" vs. "MS-DOS Compatible" machines?

Allison ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Tue Feb 5 06:01:02 CST 2008


>
>Subject: Re: "CP/M compatible" vs. "MS-DOS Compatible" machines?
>   From: "Roy J. Tellason" <rtellason at verizon.net>
>   Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 02:00:47 -0500
>     To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>
>On Sunday 03 February 2008 07:34, Allison wrote:
>> >On Thursday 31 January 2008 10:07, Allison wrote:
>> >> Whats more interesting is there was nothing to prevent a termcap file
>> >> and later improved CP/M work alikes did exactly that and many more
>> >> things.
>> >
>> >What sort of stuff would you put into the category of "CP/M work alikes"?
>>
>> NOvados, DOS+, ZRdos, Zsdos and ZCPR addons to CP/M.  They all could run
>> CP/M programs but added things missing from basic V2.2.  The gotacha was
>> they required z80 as they were stuffing all that into the same space
>> required by V2.2.
>
>Not much of a gotcha,  I don't think I'll be doing much with the 8080 these 
>days anyhow,  and pretty much every single one of the CP/M boxes I have on 
>hand here are all equipped with a Z80.
>
>ZCPR I've run across,  those others are not familiar to me.  Are they out 
>there and available?  Might be worth a look at them if so.

Try google and expect a lot of results.  They have been out there for 
years.

Allison



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