CP/M on an Apple II ?
pechter at gmail.com
Sat Oct 8 07:21:18 CDT 2005
Brent Hilpert wrote:
>So I was listenting to a radio play (a police investigation/drama) on the CBC
>(Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) today in which the plot centred around recovering
>data (the offshore bank account #, how cliche) from the dead guy's ancient
>(The dead guy was apparently like a lot of people on this list: still used an
>old machine for his main/daily computing ...just so you all know you're
>actually getting portrayal in the popular arts :/ )
>Well, that went by me OK, then they threw in the plot twist: the guy wasn't
>using the standard OS, he was using an oddball system which was going to make
>the data recovery more problematic, that system being CP/M. At this point my
>pedantic-critic bells went off. So somebody either confirm my pedanticism or
>show me up as the ignorant one: nobody ever bothered to rewrite CP/M (which to
>my understanding was all targeted to Intel procs) for the Apple II did they?
>... maybe the scriptwriting 'computing consultant' figured it would be a good
>inside joke, ... maybe it's somebody on this list!
Actually, the CP/M card with a Zilog Z80 was not an uncommon Apple II
There were a couple of vendors. Some cards had there own memory so you
could get a full CP/M system with the 64k
http://vintageware.orcon.net.nz/apple2/cpm.html shows one version of this.
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