Multi-platform distribution format (Was: Backups [was
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Sun Sep 20 15:46:34 CDT 2015
On 9/20/2015 2:19 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
> There were several reasons why there was never a STANDARD 5.25" CP/M
> format. I once had the opportunity to ask Gary Kildall what the
> standard would be for 5.25". He replied, "8 inch single sided single
> density". I repeated, "Yes, but waht about 5.25"? He repeated, "8 inch
> single sided single density". I understood, but was not much enlightened.
I was just digging in to old CP/M a bit and it was/is tied mostly
to the IBM 8" standard floppy and the floppy interface used at the
time. Even that gave a very small amount memory per track.
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